This forend is shorter and allows the installation of a sidesaddle Shotshell carrier. Receiver mounted shell carriers can extend to the point where the forearm cannot be fully cycled back to chamber a round.
The Forend is made of synthetic material, which matches standard synthetic stock. The grip is tight because of the ribbed design. Once installed the Forend is solid without any movement.
The Remington 870 is a pump action shotgun model that is one of the best in the world. There are many different versions of the Remington 870 and each version is made for different purposes. The Remington 870 Police version is based off the Remington 870 Express model. The Express was always considered an important shotgun in the sporting, home defense and recreational shooting market. But despite the cosmetic differences of the various Remington 870 shotguns, they all have very similar parts inside of them. The Remington 870 Police uses the same platform as the 870 Express because they are both suitable for the streets and tactical use. However the functionality of the 870 Police version is superior to that of any other Remington 870 version.
Even the most experienced shooters realize that recoil can change the way they shoot. Some shooters will develop a flinch because of the expected recoil, which reduces accuracy and can cause the butt to slam into the shoulder instead of allowing the entire body to absorb the recoil. Low recoil loads are not always an option because of the reduced range and impact. Another option is a recoil reducing stock.
owenator77 has posted nice pics of his Remington 870 shotguns on Remington 870 Forum:
Here are my 2 babies.
First up is my 870 tac recon. I loved the stock, but I love the feel of a pistol grip on a long gun, so it had to go.
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!
Overview of the Pistol Grips for Remington 870 Shotgun (SpeedFeed, Knoxx, Hogue, Pachmayr, Choate, Tacstar)
Pistol grips without stock make a shotgun much shorter and easy to manuevre but they also make aiming
much more difficult. As one of the readers of the blog wrote it took him one year of training to have the same results
with Remington 870 with pistol grip without stock as he had with shotgun which had pistol grip with stock.
We all have seen such shotguns in movies and these pistol grips without stock make shotgun look so tacticool and we all want to have one. But without additional training you will not be able to use it effectively. Some say you don’t need to aim your shotgun because it has more than one projectile (for example 9 pellets in one shell of buckshot) but you need to understand that in close range they will not have enough distance to spread and pattern will be very tight. So you NEED to aim to shot your target and it is more difficult to do this with shotgun without stock.