What is the ideal configuration for a Remington 870?

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    What is the ideal configuration for a Remington 870?

    I am going to be purchasing a Remington 870 for home defense soon. I was wondering, what would be your ideal configuration for this shotgun?

    Some of the things I am looking at is a magazine extender, spec ops stock, pistol grip, night sights, etc.
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    Depends on your environment, comfort level with features and usage. I'm not a shotgun wizard, so I'll let others with far more experience and suggestions chime in.

    This group has some interesting examples of various configurations (on Rem 870 & 1187, Benelli M2/M4, Serbu and others): AutoWeapons, Page 1, Page 2 . Might provide some ideas, such as shorter barrel (AOW), collapsible stock, ghost ring sights, pistol grip, forward-mounted grip, etc.
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    It really depends on what u want to use it for. I use mine for home defense, so my configuration is this,

    18" cylinder bore barrel
    Knoxx Spec Ops stock
    magazine tube extension
    Hogue rubber forend
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    I have to admit, I think OPFOR has the best configuration. But then, thats a Class 3 weapon for the rest of us.
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    Keep it simple! Thats the beauty of the 870... simple! Dont go mucking it up with a bunch of gimmicks you dont need. (see my signature)
    Remington sells them as they need to be, 18" extended mag, simple bead sight, and your choice of wood or synthetic stock.
    The only thing I might add is a hard side saddle, not one of those garbage elastic things, and maybe a light mounted on it. Thats all you need. Simple is better.
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    What is the ideal configuration for a Remington 870?


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    Simple is good for any gun. My 870 has the extended mag, side saddle, and mounts for a two point sling. I don't keep the sling on unless I go out outside.
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    Remington POLICE Model 870 and/or 11-87

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    18" Extended Mag, Side Saddle & SureFire Forend Light
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    Short barrel like 18 inches, and the highest capacity of shells you can get without adding length. I personally like a buttstock with a pistol grip on my shotguns, but i don't get into folding stocks or anything. A side saddle is always a good addition, as is a good light.
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    You can start with this:

    Remington 870 12ga 18" Folding Stock for Sale at Buds Gun Shop



    Available from Bud's Gun Shop for $299 delivered. Then add a light, mag extension, and maybe a know stock.

    Good to go.
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    Wow, that's a great deal. I don't like the folding stock though. I'm more interested in a speedfeed type stock w/pistol grip. I guess I could change it out.

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    I prefer one of those garbage elastic things, because those hard side saddle carriers require a tool to take out the trigger group and make carrying by the receiver difficult.



    I also like old school.







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    Thats a nice collection you have there OD! The elastic thing is less of an issue with the auto, but they still will twirl around the stock with use. They also require fine motor skill to pinch them out of the holder, instead of just popping them out with a hard saddle. Thats why I dont like 'em.
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    Thank you Sir.

    The elastic thing is less of an issue with the auto, but they still will twirl around the stock with use.
    I fixed that by placing the sling swivel stud through the cuff.

    They also require fine motor skill to pinch them out of the holder, instead of just popping them out with a hard saddle.
    Now that problem can be eliminated by going up under and use the middle finger to push the shell up and grab with the index finger and thumb, quite quick with practice really.
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