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Glockdude1
04-13-2010, 17:32
A member here of GT, Max100, made a post back in November 09, that he makes and sells +3 ext tubes for the 870 shotgun.

I sent him a few e-mails and a few PM's, and I finally got in touch with him. Here it is, my new +3 ext tube. I really like it. Now I have a 7+1 870.

It is with in a "hairs width" of being identical in length to the factory tube, only with no "crimp" in it.

http://i40.tinypic.com/9k9qtl.jpg
$65 Delivered. It came with a follower and a new spring.

http://i39.tinypic.com/2e5iagk.jpg
Before

http://i41.tinypic.com/fdzltu.jpg
After

http://i41.tinypic.com/qyg1mo.jpg
Side-by-side

:cool:

bikerdog
04-13-2010, 18:20
nice, how does it shoot? does it affect accuracy with slugs at all?

Glockdude1
04-13-2010, 18:25
nice, how does it shoot? does it affect accuracy with slugs at all?

I have noticed no change at all with accuracy of slugs. The slugs I use are Winchester Partition Gold 2 3/4" 385 grain sabot slugs.

:cool:

Syclone538
04-13-2010, 20:24
Could you measure it for us? I'm also wondering if your barrel is an 18" or 18.5" if you know. Is it 7+1 with 3" shells or only with the 2.75" shells?

MAX100
04-13-2010, 21:38
Could you measure it for us? I'm also wondering if your barrel is an 18" or 18.5" if you know. Is it 7+1 with 3" shells or only with the 2.75" shells?

My +3 extension is 6.75" long same as the factory +2 extension. His barrel length is 18.125". It's an older barrel because with the newer 18.5" barrels the factory +2 ext and my +3 ext would be even with the muzzle.

All tube extension capacities are made for 2.75" shells. With 3" shells you will get one less round capacity.


GC

RedHaze
04-13-2010, 21:46
Noted. I will certainly be interested in one. Just not this second.

Could we get a picture of the follower?

NWanner
04-14-2010, 13:04
Max makes good stuff, I have his extension on my 835 and it sits flush with my 18.5" barrel.

gatorboy
04-14-2010, 17:06
Does he make +1's and +2's also? Does he make 20 guage mag tubes? Does he make them for Mossy's? Sorry to ask so many questions, it's really nice looking and the perfect finish for all my shotty's.

MAX100
04-14-2010, 17:25
No 20Ga tubes

I make tubes for:

Mossberg - 590A1 18.5", 500TB 1/4" short than muzzle , 500 MilsGun, 835, all +2
Remington 870, 11-87, 1100 - +1, +2, +3 & +4
Hawk 982 & Pardner Pump - +2, +3
H&R Excell A5, LSI Escort & Charles Daly
Benelli Nova

GC

cgjane
04-15-2010, 09:44
No 20Ga tubes

I make tubes for:

Mossberg - 590A1 18.5", 500TB 1/4" short than muzzle , 500 MilsGun, 835, all +2
Remington 870, 11-87, 1100 - +1, +2, +3 & +4
Hawk 982 & Pardner Pump - +2, +3
H&R Excell A5, LSI Escort & Charles Daly
Benelli Nova

GC

Sent you an Email Max...

nolt
04-15-2010, 10:00
yeah i did too

nolt
04-29-2010, 18:16
Glockdude1 do you have calipers where you could measure the diameter of this thing?

im still interested in it but i havent heard back from Max on the outside diameter of it.

the clamp i use might not tolerate a much thicker tube than the stock rem tube.

Glockdude1
04-29-2010, 18:42
Glockdude1 do you have calipers where you could measure the diameter of this thing?

im still interested in it but i havent heard back from Max on the outside diameter of it.

the clamp i use might not tolerate a much thicker tube than the stock rem tube.

I have no calipers, but by using a tape measure, it comes out to roughly 3 1/4" in diameter.

:cool:

nolt
04-29-2010, 19:10
i hope thats circumference? all the way around?

its pretty hard to measure the diameter of a round object with a tape but it should be about 1" across if you cut it in half etc...

just tell me this:
if you put it nose to nose with your stock rem extension is it pretty damn close to being the same size? a little bigger or little smaller?

thanks VERY much for takin the time to measure it and respond. i appreciate it.

Glockdude1
04-29-2010, 19:17
i hope thats circumference? all the way around?

its pretty hard to measure the diameter of a round object with a tape but it should be about 1" across if you cut it in half etc...

just tell me this:
if you put it nose to nose with your stock rem extension is it pretty damn close to being the same size? a little bigger or little smaller?

thanks VERY much for takin the time to measure it and respond. i appreciate it.

Yes, circumference of the tube. I measured both tubes using my tape measure, they come out the same. 3 1/4"

:cool:

nolt
04-29-2010, 19:46
awesome. i didnt even think to ask you to measure the circumference of the rem tube lol.

honestly if youre measuring with a tape the circumference is better to compare since its a longer distance. comparing the two. in other words differences in circumference correlate to smaller differences in diameter.

so if both are right at 3.25" circumference ill probably be good with my clamp.

thanks again man.

Glockdude1
04-29-2010, 20:21
awesome. i didnt even think to ask you to measure the circumference of the rem tube lol.

honestly if youre measuring with a tape the circumference is better to compare since its a longer distance. comparing the two. in other words differences in circumference correlate to smaller differences in diameter.

so if both are right at 3.25" circumference ill probably be good with my clamp.

thanks again man.

Post a pic or 2 of your shotgun when you are done with it.

:cool:

nolt
06-23-2010, 11:40
MAX100:

Im trying to get an update on my mag tube. I gunpal'ed you the money 4-30-10 and you said 'about 4 weeks'...

Ive emailed you daily for almost a week and I have yet to receive a reply in my inbox. Ive been checking my junk box etc just in case and see nothing. We are now in the 8th week.

Naturally I would like some information and it is admittedly frustrating to not be able to get any. I have also been calling the number listed as associated with your FFL 'Gun Connection' but nobody ever answers.

I understand that communication may not be instant if this is not a full time job for you and I think that I am quite patient with people on the internet.

I also note from your user page here that I am not the only person wanting to know about a longer than expected order time, and lack of return communication.

Please let us know about our orders.

Thanks

Edit: Im not posting this here to smear you. Im posting this here because Im not sure at this point how to get an answer. If Im not going to get an answer though I dont think its unreasonable for people to know about the difficulties that people may be having.

MAX100
06-23-2010, 12:05
Nolt

I have emailed you in the last week at least 10 times. Check your junk email box. I have said that I have received more orders than expected because of increased gun sales. I also run a firearms business during the day. Most custom shops are booked up to the max and it's taking longer than expected to get orders out on time. A customer told me yesterday he ordered a custom 1991 last year and it was only suppose to to take 4 months. It's going on a year now.

I will be refunding your money today. You can order at later date if you decide to. Sorry!

I have turned off the PM at all of the forums I am member at because I can't keep up with all the emails I get plus the PMs at forums. It's very time consuming to answer PMs at forums.

GC

nolt
06-23-2010, 12:42
Nolt

I have emailed you in the last week at least 10 times. Check your junk email box. I have said that I have received more orders than expected because of increased gun sales. I also run a firearms business during the day. Most custom shops are booked up to the max and it's taking longer than expected to get orders out on time. A customer told me yesterday he ordered a custom 1991 last year and it was only suppose to to take 4 months. It's going on a year now.

I will be putting a refund in the mail for you tomorrow. You can order at later date if you decide to.

I have turned off the PM at all of the forums I am member at because I can't kept up with all the emails I get plus the PMs at forums. It's very time consuming to answer PMs at forums.

GC

Well I dont have anything in my junk box but I will take you at your word. I really didnt expect a refund and dont mind waiting for the product... I just wanted an update.

If you think that the production is delayed indefinately and prefer to send me a refund ok... but Ill leave my order in if you think youll get them produced.

MAX100
06-23-2010, 13:20
if you think youll get them produced.

I have no way to communicate with you because my emails don't get through. Then you post on the forums. I think a refund is best and I have already put it through. I am making tube ext every week. I make tube extensions for 8 different shotguns no one else offers extension for. I have been floated with orders.

GC

nolt
06-23-2010, 13:24
Great.
Thanks.

nolt
06-23-2010, 13:51
wait. im still confused. you're making tubes weekly?

i guess i still dont understand why i didnt get my extension tube.

Dr. DaveT
08-06-2010, 17:25
Anyone heard from Max ?

He's not responding to emails and has had my $ for an extension since around March.

Said he was busy, etc.

Last email was a while ago and said I'd get it soon.

Methinks I got screwed by a GT'er

Sad to say.

Glockdude1
08-06-2010, 18:50
Anyone heard from Max ?

He's not responding to emails and has had my $ for an extension since around March.

Said he was busy, etc.

Last email was a while ago and said I'd get it soon.

Methinks I got screwed by a GT'er

Sad to say.

As someone that had a good experience with him, I say don't give up. It took me 4 months to get my extension. It was worth the wait.

:cool:

nolt
08-06-2010, 19:15
I dont think hes a crook.

I just think he treats his customers with very little regard.

Fwdftw
08-07-2010, 11:44
I dont think hes a crook.

I just think he treats his customers with very little regard.

Go work a full-time job , then run a side CUSTOM shop and see how it is before you talk smack

Z71bill
08-07-2010, 12:50
Go work a full-time job , then run a side CUSTOM shop and see how it is before you talk smack

A person either wants to be in business or they don't -

If a business person takes your money & then can't provide the service they promised it is a problem --period.

Right?

BTW - I am not 100% sure this product is such a good idea anyway -

Putting 10 pounds into a 5 pound bag

I would be a little concerned about over compressing the mag spring - Remington allowed x number of inches for the 6 shells, spring & follower - it looks like all this tube does is allow the follower to push farther into the mag tube extension - compressing the spring an extra 2+ inches.

nolt
08-07-2010, 13:01
Go work a full-time job , then run a side CUSTOM shop and see how it is before you talk smack

im not talking smack. im stating my opinion. the last time i checked, im still free to do that.

making extension tubes for shotguns is in no way comparable to custom work on a 1911 as he noted above and as you also allude. maybe he does other custom work. thats fine but its irrelevant here.

consistently stating significantly inaccurate wait times and then ignoring requests for information is poor customer service no matter what you do.

method
08-07-2010, 13:06
I have noticed no change at all with accuracy of slugs. The slugs I use are Winchester Partition Gold 2 3/4" 385 grain sabot slugs.

:cool:

What was the problem with the factory extension? What kind of groups do you get with those slugs?

Z71bill
08-07-2010, 13:18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glockdude1
I have noticed no change at all with accuracy of slugs. The slugs I use are Winchester Partition Gold 2 3/4" 385 grain sabot slugs.



What was the problem with the factory extension? What kind of groups do you get with those slugs?

What impact would a mag tube extension have on accuracy?

Unless it left the barrel loose - I can't see how it could matter.

Glockdude1
08-07-2010, 14:32
What was the problem with the factory extension? What kind of groups do you get with those slugs?

The only problem was that it was a +2, not a +3. I get a extra rd now with the same size tube.

The tube had no accuracy difference at all.

:cool:

method
08-07-2010, 17:11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glockdude1
I have noticed no change at all with accuracy of slugs. The slugs I use are Winchester Partition Gold 2 3/4" 385 grain sabot slugs.





What impact would a mag tube extension have on accuracy?

Unless it left the barrel loose - I can't see how it could matter.

You quoted the wrong guy. I can't see how it'd matter either.

I'm still interested in how well those slugs group from Glockdude's gun, which I'm assuming is a smooth bore.

Liquid
08-08-2010, 16:17
how did you get the dimples out to add the extension? i am thinking about getting one for my 870 but this has slowed me down.

Glockdude1
08-08-2010, 18:41
how did you get the dimples out to add the extension? i am thinking about getting one for my 870 but this has slowed me down.

No dimple removal. He custom builds new extensions.

:cool:

method
08-08-2010, 19:51
I think he means the dimples at the end of the main mag tube that Remington uses in some models that prevent additional shells to be able to get into an extension. You can drill them out, or press them out from the inside using an appropriately sized socket.

Johan Beer
08-10-2010, 07:58
If you can live with a +2 extension instead of +3 you can get one of these.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Extension-Tube-Vertical-2-Shot-12-Gauge/productinfo/SGET-V-2/

Cheaper, at least as well made, and you don't have to worry about them not sending it after you've paid.