My custom HD shotgun is well under way!

My custom HD shotgun is well under way!

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    My custom HD shotgun is well under way!

    I started with a basic 870 Express Magnum that held 4+1 rounds, and had synthetic furniture. I have since then added a Knoxx Spec Ops stock, and today, I added a 2 round TACSTAR mag extension. My shotty went from holding only 4+1 rounds to 6+1 rounds Any other ideas for my trusty 870 would be appreciated!

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    Lookin good so far, some sort of side saddle to hold extra shells and a weapon mounted light are always good ideas for a HD shotty.
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    Yeah, I was gonna eventually get the Surefire forend, and a 6 shell sidesaddle to hold 3 slugs, and 3 extra round of 00 buckshot. The amount of aftermarket parts for the 870 is unbelievable. It makes me even more glad I got one.

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    Lookin' good.

    I know some of these are repeats but here are my ideas:

    sling
    tac light
    ghost sights
    side saddle
    stock saddle
    heat shield (personally I don't care for them)

    Once you try out the new stock let me know how you like it, I'm looking at getting a knoxx stock for mine.

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    I have already tried it out. I can say that the Knoxx Spec Ops stock does exactly what it was designed to do, reduce felt recoil.
    Last edited by SubNine; February 15th, 2007 at 12:39 AM.

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    How about a SureFire Shotgun Forend Weapons Light
    http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/...r/92/sesent/00

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    Shorter forearm, put the old stock back on, mount a light, and get a hard ammo carrier of some sorts and call it a day.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Do you have a miter-saw? Trimming your fore-end at the rear, so as not to cover the loading gate when racked back makes clearing much easier. Cut it about 1/2-1/4" behind the rear shoulder, where the slide arm locks up. You can round the edges with 400 grit wet/dry paper.

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    I would add a heat shield.
    I, personally, like the look it added to mine.
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    Lets keep it that way.

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    Thumbs up SureFire Shotgun Forend Weapons Light

    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYF550 View Post
    How about a SureFire Shotgun Forend Weapons Light
    http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/...r/92/sesent/00
    Oh man that is sweet! Expensive, but SWEET!

    I recently picked up a Mossberg 500 Tactical with collapsing stock, stock saddle, and heat shield. Just ordered sling mounting hardware and a Vickers Sling for it.

    Nice looking Boom Stick you have there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Do you have a miter-saw? Trimming your fore-end at the rear, so as not to cover the loading gate when racked back makes clearing much easier. Cut it about 1/2-1/4" behind the rear shoulder, where the slide arm locks up. You can round the edges with 400 grit wet/dry paper.
    This is also necessary when you put on the sidesaddle, for clearance.

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