I have received new safety from S&J Hardware, it is more rounded and low profile. Previous model of safety for Remington 870 was the best on the market. This time it is even better. I really like that S&J enhances products and develops new upgraded versions.

Remington 870 Jumbo Safety from S&J Hardware is highly recommended! I use it personally and really like it.

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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.

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Remington 870 Safety, Wilson Combat (Scattergun Technologies), S&J Hardware, Vang

Gun Safety Rules by Colonel Jeff Cooper

Recently I have seen a man on a shooting range which was carrying his rifle pointing it in all directions. I think that every gun owner should be careful with his/her firearms. The best gun safety rules I’ve seen are the ones by Jeff Cooper:

1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

Take care!

Related post: FREE Gun Safety Guide

When you think of using a firearm for home defense you might think of a handgun because it is smaller and easier to carry around. But you should also think about using a Remington 870 for defending your home as well. This pump action shotgun makes it easy for any gun owner to hit their target without having to be 100% accurate. After all, even if you practice shooting with a handgun at a shooting range and hit the target each time, it is a little different when you have to shoot a human target that is trying to hurt you. Your adrenaline will be all spiked up and you may have trouble concentrating enough to accurately aim your gun and fire at the assailant. But with a Remington 870, all you really need to do is point the gun in the general direction of your target and fire. The pellets from the shell are bound to strike the person and stop them from trying to hurt you or your family. Not only will it stop them, but it will do far more damage to them than a handgun ever would.

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Standard safety button on Remington 870 is too small. It is difficult  to find it under stress or wearing shooting gloves. But this problem is very easy to fix. There are several alternative oversized safety buttons on the market. I have tried all of them and want to tell you about the one I like most.

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Update: Remington 870 Left Hand Safety Review

Dear readers of the Rem870.com blog,

I have received a question from Paul, owner of the Remington 870. He wants to buy and install a left hand safety on his shotgun.

Has anyone had expierence reversing their safety? Please leave a comment.

Thanks in advance for any information!

Vitaly.

Dear readers of Rem870.com blog,

Today I want to share with you a great article by Jonathan Paul about his Remington 870 Police shotgun. Jon, thank you very much!

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Gun Safety (Blown Remington 870 Barrel)

It is important to remember that all firearms are potentially dangerous.

Remember: if you experience a flat report or low recoil, stop shooting immediately and check barrel for an obstruction. If the gun fails to fire when trigger is pulled wait 30 seconds before unloading and keep pointed in a safe direction(you may experience a “hang” fire and the cartridge will go off after a pause).

If you think that a bullet, birdshot, buckshot or anything else is obstructing the barrel, immediately unload the firearm, disassemble it and check barrels. It is not sufficient to look in the chamber only.

If there is a snow in your barrel, do not shoot, clean your barrel first.

If you use reloaded ammo be very careful because it is more dangerous than the new ammo. Be very careful when reloading ammo and be sure to check everything twice.

Here are several photos which show what can happen to your shotgun’s barrel when shooting with obstruction inside:

Remington 870 Barrel Blown
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from http://www.ipsc.org.ua)
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from http://www.ipsc.org.ua)
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from http://www.ipsc.org.ua)
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from http://www.ipsc.org.ua)
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from http://www.ipsc.org.ua)

Here is what happened in this case: the owner of this shotgun had one reloaded shell with no gun powder inside and the bullet haven’t come out of the barrel. When he fired it for the second time, the barrel was blown out.

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How to Install Oversized Safety on Remington 870 (Vang, Wilson, Scattergun)

UPDATE: How to Change a Safety on a Remington 870 Shotgun Video

A lot of people want to install an oversized safety on their tactical Remington 870 shotgun. Is it easy to replace a factory safety button on Remington 870? Yes it is. This shotgun is very simple and even a complete newbie can disassemble, reassamble and install upgrades on it. That is what we love Remington 870 for.

Warning: Make sure that gun is unloaded and safety is engaged.

1. First of all you need to disassemble your shotgun and take out the Trigger Plate Assembly (Trigger Group):

Remington 870 Trigger Plate Assembly
Remington 870 Trigger Plate Assembly

2. Place a finger over the safety detent spring hole and push the safety detent reataining pin out using 1/16 inch
pin push or something that will fit:

Safety Detent Channel
Safety Detent Channel

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.

Safety Detent Pin and Spring
Safety Detent Pin and Spring

3. Carefully allow safety detent spring and ball to drop from safety detent channel.
4. Remove the old safety button and install new safety from the right side.
Attention: Vang and Scattergun large safeties are designed for use in right hand shotguns only.

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.

VCS Oversized Safety Installed
VCS Oversized Safety Installed
Scattergun Jumbo Head Safety Installed
Scattergun Jumbo Head Safety Installed

6. Test new safety.
7. Reinstall the Trigger Group Assembly.

That’s all, you have your new safety installed.

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