How do you store your HD 870?

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How do you store your HD 870?

Post by Rich56 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:49 pm

How do you store your HD 870? I’m not a believer in the “rack the slide to scare them off” thing. Do you keep the “cocked and locked” or....? Where do you keep yours?

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Post by TexasArmor84 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:53 pm

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Re: How do you store your HD 870?

Post by TexasArmor84 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:58 pm

I have read that the 870 is not drop safe. So having on in the chamber even with the safety only keeps the trigger from being pulled. Though if drop just could set the shotgun off. The cruiser ready option seems to be how officers store in there vehicles. Hope this helps.


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Re: How do you store your HD 870?

Post by Rich56 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:36 pm

Yes the video was a big help. I was thinking that racking the slide would give away my position but I’m thinking now it might give somebody a chance to leave. My 870 is not my primary arm. My pistols are. Under dire circumstances the pistol is for untill I get to my shotgun

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Re: How do you store your HD 870?

Post by BarryB » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:22 am

In proper Cruiser Ready mode, never one in the chamber. It is my understanding that most shotguns are not “drop safe”.

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Re: How do you store your HD 870?

Post by Vitaly » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:30 pm

TexasArmor84 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:58 pm
I have read that the 870 is not drop safe. So having on in the chamber even with the safety only keeps the trigger from being pulled. Though if drop just could set the shotgun off. The cruiser ready option seems to be how officers store in there vehicles. Hope this helps.


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I think I read that later Remington tested 870 dropping it again and again and it was fine..
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Re: How do you store your HD 870?

Post by BarryB » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:45 pm

From www.gunandgame.com

The safety in an 870 just like most shotguns is only a trigger cross bolt safety that blocks the trigger from being pulled. It has no other internal safety. The Remington 870 (just like the Mossberg 500/590 and many others) have inertia driven firing pins and they have no firing pin block safeties.

Not worth the chance. And there is a reason "cruiser ready" is a thing. Probably not due to urban legend.

YMMV,
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Re: How do you store your HD 870?

Post by Banshee » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:02 am

Mine is stored on the bedroom wall next to the bed in a mossberg lockbox

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Re: How do you store your HD 870?

Post by 1911vm870 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:43 pm

I store it directly next to my AR next to my bed. Both ready to be used. What that means I think depends on how you traine. If the only training you do is at the range and matches. You always start with load and make ready. That means empty chamber. I run sum local 3 gun matches and when we go hot with all 3 guns and stage them on the range about 30% of people rack out the chambered rounds. Because that is how they have trained.

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