My Tactical Build

Tactical, combat, military, law enforcement and home defense use of a Remington 870 shotgun.
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Poolshark314
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My Tactical Build

Post by Poolshark314 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:44 am

Parts List:

Brownell's Aluminum Mag Follower
Carlson's 18.5" barrel
Magpul Forend
Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock
Mesa Tactical 6-shot Side Saddle
TacStar +3 Extension
TacStar Barrel Mag Clamp
Streamlight TLR-1

My decisions for parts were all thanks to the great reviews posted on this site so first let me thank all of the contributors for their great information!

Here is a picture of the 870 in it's original state:

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The first things I installed were the stock and the forend. The stock is very comfortable, the limbsaver is great. When shooting, I noticed the cheekriser kicked back a little too much so I lowered it all the way done and I am considering removing it altogether. I also wish the sidesaddle in the kit would have been the one that could attach to the stock, like seen in some other reviews. The directions from Mesa Tactical are pretty unclear. Definitely use Loctite when you screw the stock screw back into the receiver.

The forend went on without any hitch, huge plus for Magpul providing the tool to remove the castle nut from the stock forend.

The shell carrier went on easy and works very well. It is secured by replacing the pins on the receiver. It is very good at securing shells because of the included bands that run through the shell carrier. Also included is a pad that sits under the carrier to prevent scratching.

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Next I installed the shorter barrel, mag extension, mag follower, clamp and light. The mag follower went in very easy, I did have to pop out the dents in the mag well in order for the follower to pass through the end of the mag well and into the extension. Extension is nice, went on very easily. As you can see, the extension ended up being longer than the barrel itself, but is not in the way at all. The barrel is also nice and light and went on easy. I didn't notice any problems while shooting.

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Here is a pic with the light attached to the forend, but came out a little blurry.

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Thanks guys, let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

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Re: My Tactical Build

Post by Synchronizor » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:23 am

Looks like a nice setup; attractive and functional without going overboard on the gadgets. I am curious about a couple points, though:

Aside from the cheek riser slapping you, how does that stock feel under recoil? It looks like it has a somewhat severe pitch and drop at the heel, which seems like it could exacerbate muzzle rise.

What's the overall length of that magazine extension, as measured from the front face of the barrel guide ring? For a +3, it doesn't seem to extend too far past the muzzle.

Finally, what choke tube are you running in that barrel?

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Re: My Tactical Build

Post by Poolshark314 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:21 am

Synchronizor wrote:Looks like a nice setup; attractive and functional without going overboard on the gadgets. I am curious about a couple points, though:

Aside from the cheek riser slapping you, how does that stock feel under recoil? It looks like it has a somewhat severe pitch and drop at the heel, which seems like it could exacerbate muzzle rise.

What's the overall length of that magazine extension, as measured from the front face of the barrel guide ring? For a +3, it doesn't seem to extend too far past the muzzle.

Finally, what choke tube are you running in that barrel?
The stock feels great. The pistol grip is at a great angle, the limbsaver is amazing.

I measured the extension at 7 7/8", which appears to be exactly 1" past the front of the barrel.

The barrel has an improved cylinder choke

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Re: My Tactical Build

Post by randallace » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:39 pm

you should really , really send me the old wood stocks....LOL ....like thier look .... 8)

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Re: My Tactical Build

Post by Riverdon » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:54 pm

Sweet gun. Why only 5 shells in your carrier? Does your forearm overlap and hit? I had to dremmel my knoxx forearm to make it fit. 8-)

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Re: My Tactical Build

Post by Poolshark314 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:12 pm

Riverdon wrote:Sweet gun. Why only 5 shells in your carrier? Does your forearm overlap and hit? I had to dremmel my knoxx forearm to make it fit. 8-)
nah 6 is fine. I just opened a box of buckshot and it was a box of 5

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Re: My Tactical Build

Post by Synchronizor » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:06 am

What buckshot load is that, by the way? The way the pellets are stacked, they look like #4 to me.

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Re: My Tactical Build

Post by Poolshark314 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:41 am

Synchronizor wrote:What buckshot load is that, by the way? The way the pellets are stacked, they look like #4 to me.
Rio , you are correct sir #4, points to you!

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