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08-25-2010, 16:45
What is a good mag extention for my 870? A ATI or a Tactstar?
thanks for the help

08-25-2010, 17:48
I should not respond as I can't remend either, however you said 870 and since that is the weapon my business is based on I can tell the best value for an extension for an 870 if you are looking for a 2 shot is the Wilson Combat. They sell anywhere for $45, great spring, true combat follower and you can get them without a sling plate or several different styles of sling plates for the exact same price. I have them on all my 870.

If you are going for more then 2 rounds I don't know which extension would be best but I would not have either of the two you mentioned.

08-26-2010, 01:29
Same. I would not give an ATI product away free to someone. They are junk.

Tacstar is a little better, but not much compared to quality stuff available.

Wilson Combat, Mesa Tactical and a few others are worth your time. Those two brands are not.

08-26-2010, 02:42
I have an ATI on my 870. They are said to be junk. What can I say, works fine. Yeah, it is made of plastic-They call it "nearly indestructible glass filled nylon" I have run a few hundred rounds through it and haven't had a hint of a problem. The only hard part was dremmeling out those darn dimples.

08-26-2010, 15:58
i had an tacstar on my 870 and it worked. when i got my benelli i went straight for nordic components. quality seems way better so i would nordic or wilson

Mr Wasabi
08-26-2010, 16:36
I'm eyeblling the Wilson +2 for my 18" 870P myself if I can find one without a sling mount (just plain extension). Will it be sturdy enough without the bracket to support a weaponlight (flashlight) mounted on it? I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a MOD-C so will that help to keep things secure? I haven't heard good things about the ATI stuff either.

08-27-2010, 05:41
Get the Wilson.

I had a TacStar extension and the tube split from the mounting collar at the range.

08-29-2010, 00:12
the Wilson extension is high quality and reasonably priced.

08-30-2010, 11:39
are Choate Magazine Ext any good?

08-30-2010, 11:53
are Choate Magazine Ext any good?
I run Choate on all of mine,12ga & 20ga and they are quality parts. Never a single issue and cost is I'll say reasonable for the product. I personally would run Wilson if I were going into the jungle to do battle, but like I said I will certainly trust my and my families lives to the Choates I run. Just my opinion but I really dont think that is the place for any magical plactic part. Everyone I have ever seen with Tacstars have had several fit and function issues...my .02

08-30-2010, 14:08
Nordic Components Extension Tubes (http://shop.nordiccomp.com/NC-Shotgun-Extension-Tubes-for-12ga-12GA-EXT.htm)

Jon Christopher
08-30-2010, 16:11
Wilson sells the +2 extensions w/o sling plate.



PS: Is it just me or do they have a washer between the ext. & barrel?

08-30-2010, 18:53
I like the looks of the wilson too. I will have to get one.
One last question I stumbled apon some remington factory +2 extentions. How make them for remington and should they be good. They where $5 higher than the wilson.
thanks again

08-30-2010, 23:00
the wilson is parkerized and as far as aesthetics.... matches my 870P just fine.

i am not any sort of expert on aftermarket parts for shotguns. in the past i kept them stock. aippi assisted me with recommendations for the extension and i'm very happy with the end result.