Need some shotty set-up advice
I recently purchased an 870 express magnum for my HD shotgun. I found a deal that was too good to pass up on a good used, but basic express. It came w/a 28" vent-rib, but I've acquired a 20" improved cylinder smooth-bore with rifle sights. I also put a Knoxx NRS stock and forearm on it.
Now the questions:
I'd like to put an optic (reflex) on it as I'm cross-dominant and I like that set up. This shotty is not tapped and I don't want to spend the $ a gunsmith charges. Do I go with the clam-shell mount to get a rail on top like the B-Square?
If I do go with such a mount, does that eliminate the possibility for a side saddle? I would think so without modification?
Next, are there tritium sights readily available to replace the stock rifle sights on my 20" barrel?
I'd really like to have the rail mount AND a side saddle, but if I have to choose one, I could live with a nice set of "iron" night sights and go with a side saddle. It shoulders pretty well inline with the current iron sights.
What can you recommend for my situation?