Need Rem 870 Express advice

Need Rem 870 Express advice

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    Need Rem 870 Express advice

    I have a 20" 870 Express for HD, and need to know if the plastic trigger group can be replaced with a steel one, like from a Wingmaster. Would it be a "drop-in" ? The reason I wish to change is I hate anything plastic, and hate even more any lock. TKS!


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    Don't know if the trigger group can be interchanged with another make.

    My take is that the trigger is PLENTY strong. MY 870 is my HD, multi-season Hunting, camping, and skeet gun--so it sees a lot of action. For solely HD use, the gun is not going to see nearly that much abuse.

    That said, Numrich's has a chrome trigger for the 870, but I don't find a metal trigger assembly. Remington*|*870*|*e-GunParts.com
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    I would assume that they would be the same,same parts,same dimensions etc,They are mass produced guns and parts with loose enough tolerances that they should work IMHO.Now is it really necessary,I doubt it,I shot hundreds of 3" steel shot loads out of my 870 xpress and never had any problems
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    Yes, the steel parts will interchange with the plastic ones. You can even order the higher quality steel parts that are put into the police versions.
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    I have a 20" 870 Express for HD, and need to know if the plastic trigger group can be replaced with a steel one, like from a Wingmaster. Would it be a "drop-in" ? The reason I wish to change is I hate anything plastic, and hate even more any lock. TKS!
    Remington doesn't make a steel trigger guard for the 870. It's compressed powdered aluminum and it's not any better than the plastic one. They are drop in fit. I believe Remington is now putting plastic guards on all of their 870 shotguns.

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    Ditto. Current 870 triggerguards are plenty durable. Anyone ever hear of one getting cracked...much less broken? Thousands upon thousands of units produced. MILLIONS of rounds fired under countless circumstances. If there was a problem, we'd certainly have heard the grousing by now. Poly is cool.

    Drop-in a Scattergun Tech (Wilson Combat) or Vang Comp (VCS) safety & then try to wear-out the triggerguard.
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    If you're concerned, you can find lightly used complete trigger packs on gunbroker for under $50.

    Edit: I keep a spare, with Vang safety installed. Complete plug-n-play.

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    Thanks guys. I'm going to order the old safety button and live with the plastic.

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    The Vang oversize speed safety is much nicer. You don't have to take your finger off the trigger to disengage it.

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