The Tactstar Sidesaddle shell holder mounts directly to the receiver and has the capacity to hold six shells. Having a sidesaddle with six shells within inches of your fingers give anyone a tactical advantage in a combat situation. The Tactstar sidesaddle makes an ideal accessory for combat reloads or “top offs”. In years past firearms’ instructor recommended, you fire your weapon empty before reloading. Today however, they recommend that you combat reload as you fire and having the shells at hand makes it easier than reaching for a shell pouch or belt loop.

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Remington 870 TacStar +2 Magazine Extension

There are many topics on Remington 870 Forum, one of the is topic about magazine extensions for Remington 870 shotgun.

TYFOON posted a photo of his shotgun with Remington 870 TacStar +2 Magazine Extension:

Remington 870 TacStar +2 Magazine Extension
Remington 870 TacStar +2 Magazine Extension

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One the shooters from Russia – http://man-with-rem870.livejournal.com, has posted very interesting photos of the broken TacStar magazine extension.

TacStar Magazine Extension consists of the tube pressed into a nut. During the competition, after 5 stages, shooter has found out that something is wrong – he couldn’t reload a shotgun.

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This overview of the most common sidesaddles available on the market today. I have tested several the most popular sidesaddles for Remington 870 shotgun:

  • TacStar 4-Round Sidesaddle
  • Mesa Tactical 6-Round Sidesaddle
  • S&J Hardware 6-Round Sidesaddle
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    I have published small post about Mesa Tactical 6-Round Side Saddle when I bought it. Now I am ready to write additional review about it. I store shells in it all the time, also, I use SideSaddle on competitions.

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    I didn’t know that sidesaddles are used by police. I have met one police officer from US on a shooting range in Ukraine and he told me that they usually don’t use sidesaddles, magazine extensions and pistol grip stocks.

    Some time ago I was watching a news about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and saw this law enforcement officer with Remington 870 with a 6-shot sidesaddle attached:

    Remington 870 wit Sidesaddle in New Orleans
    Remington 870 wit Sidesaddle in New Orleans

    Wanted to share this interesting screen shot with you.

    Remington 870 Shotgun in Italy with ATI collapsible stock

    Eros from Italy sent me some new photos and information.

    Remington 870 from Italy
    Remington 870 from Italy

    My remington 870 customization. The only thing i have to say is that if you want to put a sling plate between the remington 870 receiver and the ATI collapsible stock you’ll need a longer 1/4″ UNF screw because the one included in the kit it is too short… (a 1/4″ UNF 2 1/2″ long screw will fit). You will need it only in case you would like to put a sling plate between the 870 receiver and the ATI collapsible stock… The choate forend works like a charm and doesn’t need any work to fit the remington 870… Great… the sidesaddle works good but this was the easiest part…

    ATI Stock for Remington 870
    ATI Stock for Remington 870
    Sling Plate for Remington 870
    Sling Plate for Remington 870
    Sling Plate for Remington 870
    Sling Plate for Remington 870
    TacStar Shell Holder for Remington 870
    TacStar Shell Holder for Remington 870

    Eros, thanks again for photos and info!

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