Remington 870 is the most popular pump-action shotgun in the world. It is used by police, military, special forces and regular people. They all use Rem 870 for different purposes, from door breaching to home defense and hunting. There are many variations of the Remington 870 that you can choose.
The Remington 870 is adored because of its dependability and affordability. While some hunting shotguns tend to cost upwards of one thousand dollars, you can get a Remington 870 Express shotgun for under $500.
Remington 870 is easy to customize for different purposes. A lot of people hunt with 870, so I receive a lot of questions about the best and must have upgrades for hunting shotgun.
You need to understand that there are different types of the game and you need to change chokes, ammunition and some upgrades for particular type of the game.
Although any Remington 870 could be used for hunting, the Remington 870 Wingmaster is the preferred shotgun for hunters. It is an American classic that has been manufactured by Remington for over 60 years and it still holds up strong against the modern day shotguns. You have the option of choosing between a 12, 20 and other gauges.
The mount is especially designed for tactical operations. The mount places the rear sling attachment in front of the user. This allows shooters to shoulder their weapons quickly without becoming tangled. The mount also allows a single point attachment, or it can be used with a front sling mount for a two-point sling installation. The loop on the mount allows you to attach up to a 1 ¼ inch wide sling. The rear mount is installed directly behind the receiver in front of the butt stock.
Times when barrel clamps were ugly are gone. When I saw the new sling mount by Magpul I thought that it is made of plastic because design was extremely good. Magpul forward sling mount for Remington 870 looks great and made of metal!
Uncle Mike’s Quick Detachable Remington 870/870 Youth 12-Gauge External Ratchet Cap Set Sling Swivels replaces the cap that holds the barrel to the forearm and it has the wood screw for the butt if you do not already have a swivel attached. The installation in most cases, takes just a few minutes.
One of the ways to attach a sling plate to your shotgun is to get a sling plate which is installed between extentsion and magazine tube. There are many sling plates available, here is one from S&J Hardware:
Remington 870, Command Arms Cheek Piece, Mesa Tactical Stock, Single Point Sling
Dear readers of the Rem870.com blog,
J.R. have sent me update about his Remington 870 shotgun. I am really happy to receive photos and updates from readers of the blog. Here it is:
“Hi Vitaly, Just an update on the 870 project. I have installed a Command Arms cheek piece on my Mesa Tactical stock to raise the cheek height for my optics. The cheek piece fits and works perfectly. I have also made a custom single point sling which works great and I am very happy with.”