You can get more reliability out of your Remington 870 shotgun if you upgrade its carrier dog spring, or sometimes called the carrier latch spring. Sometimes you will find that your shotgun has feeding problems which will make it unreliable when shooting it. But if you were to use a heavier carrier dog spring then it will fix these feeding problems and improve the gun’s reliability at the same time. The spring does this by lifting the next round of ammunition after it comes out of the magazine tube. If the rounds don’t get lifted properly then you won’t be able to keep shooting your weapon. This could put you at risk if you’re in a situation where you need to defend yourself. That is why Remington 870 Police shotguns are the most reliable because they use the best carrier dog springs. If you want to put one of these springs in your Remington 870 then you can get it from model 1100, part number F16966. This is the exact carrier dog spring used in the police version of the Remington 870, but the spring is also compatible with other Remington 870 versions.
Very important info from Remington 870 Forum:
So I have this 870 express tactical but it’s the version that doesn’t have sights or added magazine extension.
JonSEAZ, one of the Rem870.com readers shared his experience with Remington 870 Carlsons barrels:
“I recently bought one of these barrels and an array of Carlson screw-in chokes. At this point, I could not be any happier with it. A very nice barrel, inside and out. The one I received fit my 870 perfectly; the exterior finish flawless; the chrome-lined bore nicely done; the threading cleanly cut and the chokes screw in and out nicely; overall, a very nice barrel which now allows me to play with different chokes on a nominally defensive shotgun.
Replacement Vent Rib Shotgun Barrrels for Remington 870 (24″, 26″, 28″)
Readers of the blog find Carlson’s barrels very good: Remington 870 Barrels – CARLSONS – 18.5″ Shotgun Barrels
Now you can get replacement vent rib shotgun barrrels for Remington 870 (24″, 26″, 28″):
More information: Replacement Vent Rib Barrels for Remington 870
I have already had Remington 870 Extractor Replacement video some time ago.
This is updated video in HD format.
I have posted an instructions and video on How to Change a Safety on a Remington 870 Shotgun some time ago: Remington 870 Safety Replacement.
This is updated video in HD format.
Remington 870/1100 Extractor Replacement is one of the must have upgrades for Remington 870.
Machined extractor is one of the must-have upgrades for your Remington 870/1100. It insures reliable extraction of fired shells. Non-MIM extractor costs just $14.99 but improves your shotgun dramatically.
You will learn how to change the Remington 870 extractor from the instruction below. The procedure is really easy.
This is updated instruction about Remington 870 safety button replacement. It is more detailed and also has better photos.
When you want to replace the safety button of your Remington 870 you will want to install an oversized safety button. This will allow you to disengage the button more easily, especially if you are wearing gloves or are in a stressful situation where you may lack focus and concentration.
This is updated instruction about Remington 870 forend removal/installation. You will see more detailed step by step instruction and photos in better quality. The previous instruction is here: How to Install a Forend on a Remington 870 (Replace, Change)
First of all, make sure that your shotgun is unloaded. Check both magazine tube and chamber, check visually and by touch.
How to Change a Safety on a Remington 870 Shotgun, Video, Instruction
I have posted an instruction on How to Change a Safety on a Remington 870 Shotgun some time ago: Remington 870 Safety Replacement.
Here is video on How to Change a Safety on a Remington 870 Shotgun:
Warning: Make sure that shotgun is unloaded and safety is engaged.
1. First of all you need to disassemble your shotgun and take out the trigger plate assembly.
2. Place a finger over the safety detent spring hole and push the safety detent reataining pin out.
IMPORTANT: The detent spring is under pressure and it may jump out of the hole if you will not place your finger over the detent channel.
3. Carefully allow safety detent spring and ball to drop from safety detent channel.
4. Remove the old safety button and insert the new safety from the right side.
5. Reinstall the safety detent ball and spring, depress the safety detent spring into safety detent channel and replace the retaining pin with the pointed end first.
6. Test new safety.
7. Reinstall the Trigger Group Assembly.