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MartinRiggs1987
11-28-2011, 18:50
What modifications, different stocks, side saddles, etc, do you reccomend for a 870 Tactical? If nothing else, what sites should I look at?

ArmoryDoc
11-28-2011, 20:23
You only change something that doesn't work for you. What doesn't work for you ? Don't change things just to be changing them.

I subscribe to the KISS theory. Keep It Simple ******. My 870 is exactly that. Rifle sight barrel for slugs or buck. Wood for aesthetics.

https://cache.nebula.phx3.secureserver.net/obj/QjQ0N0Q3MzA5MUM5NkVCRTNCMDc6NTJmZjY1OWVhMGQ5MDAxN2IzYzViMjU5YTBmMzNhODg=?uid=d791e9aa-539e-47dd-8af8-897a2bea8d0c

aippi
11-28-2011, 20:41
ArmoryDoc - I hear by award your weapon the AI&P Tactical "Two thumbs and a Pecker Straight Up" award. That is a fighting shotgun you have. No tacti-fool mess on it and built for business.

RedneckRampage
11-28-2011, 20:41
I like a Speedfeed IV-S stock on my 870P, but if it's comfortable, leave it be. Maybe switch your extractor to a milled one.

ArmoryDoc
11-29-2011, 08:11
ArmoryDoc - I hear by award your weapon the AI&P Tactical "Two thumbs and a Pecker Straight Up" award. That is a fighting shotgun you have. No tacti-fool mess on it and built for business.

LOL. Thank you aippi. I wanted strictly a fighting gun. No "Gucchi" purse to hang off it. No "plug in designer name" bling bling with batteries to burn out or screws to back out. It's purpose built and it's purpose is not to garner approval from the "tacti-crap" crowd. It is a fighting gun.

The sights are for putting slugs on target. The 18.5" barrel is for maneuverability. Extended mag tube obviously for a few more rounds. Barrel clamp to keep mag tube from stressing at the threads with heavy loads and unscrewing.

Walnut furniture is two-fold. Primarily because I love the wood-grain walnut retro look but also because if ya gotta butt-stroke something, ya want it to break it. Plastic stocks and rubber butt pads ain't gonna do it nearly as well. :wavey:

ilmonster
11-29-2011, 08:20
Before making any modifications, put a whole lot of rounds downrange to see if there is anything that you feel you are missing. I myself have a 20" IC barrel'd 870 with only a bead sight, but have plenty of rounds downrange to be comfortable with it, even at night, in the dark when something goes bump. A big fan of KISS. As others also say, it's the software, not the hardware that will get you through a tough situation.

Buffering
11-29-2011, 09:58
Make changes only if you have a demonstrated need for them, not because you have dreams and hopes that have little bearing in reality.

Shoot your gun for awhile and then see if there's something you need to change for your legitimate uses. Keep it simple and basic and only deviate from there. Know and practice the rules before you break them.

XDfense
11-29-2011, 12:43
You only change something that doesn't work for you. What doesn't work for you ? Don't change things just to be changing them.

I subscribe to the KISS theory. Keep It Simple ******. My 870 is exactly that. Rifle sight barrel for slugs or buck. Wood for aesthetics.

https://cache.nebula.phx3.secureserver.net/obj/QjQ0N0Q3MzA5MUM5NkVCRTNCMDc6NTJmZjY1OWVhMGQ5MDAxN2IzYzViMjU5YTBmMzNhODg=?uid=d791e9aa-539e-47dd-8af8-897a2bea8d0c

Great minds think alike. Do I get an award from aippi too? BTW, I got the barrel from him.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/1702/dsc0319h.jpg

ArmoryDoc
11-29-2011, 19:08
Absolutely sweet !

aippi
11-29-2011, 20:52
Hell yes, you also get the AI&P Tactical "Two Thumbs and a Pecker Straight Up" award.

The AR-15 was offered to the Civilian market simply so guys would have a weapon to junk up and hang everything in the world on. A platform for tacti-fool fools to junk up and make useless for anything but show.

Clint Smith has been telling guys for years to keep defense shotguns simple. I have carried on this theme since the begining of AI&P Tactical and have managed to have a sucessfull business without selling guys hundreds of dollars worth of tacti-fool mess on their weapons.

The two weapons posted on this thread are as deadly a weapon as you bring to a fight and in the right hands nothing, not one single weapon of all the ones out there will be more dealy in a close quarters gun fight. Believe that and you build a weapon like these two guys did. Fail to accept that and you may suffer due to your own folly.

collim1
11-29-2011, 20:58
IMO only necessary addition is a Surefire Fore-end.

My patrol shotgun is a 870. It has a Surefire fore-end, sling, and a side saddle.

My HD gun is a Mossberg 500, it is bare bones.

With shotguns, less is more.

Buffering
11-29-2011, 22:22
IMO only necessary addition is a Surefire Fore-end.

My patrol shotgun is a 870. It has a Surefire fore-end, sling, and a side saddle.

My HD gun is a Mossberg 500, it is bare bones.

With shotguns, less is more.

You know, with a half naked Eric Estrada as your avatar, I'm pretty sure you made up the stuff about your shotgun just so you would get the "pecker straight up" award.

:tongueout:

ArmoryDoc
11-30-2011, 07:01
You know, with a half naked Eric Estrada as your avatar, I'm pretty sure you made up the stuff about your shotgun just so you would get the "pecker straight up" award.

:tongueout:

Hahahahahaha ! Oh my !!! :rofl:

Victoriagotagun
11-30-2011, 11:20
Clint Smith has been telling guys for years to keep defense shotguns simple.

Clint believes in running with what you already have and being proficient with it. Believe me he does have what he considers elaborate shotguns and uses them.

aippi
11-30-2011, 13:13
Sure, but what is his go to HD that sits by his bed? Bet it ain't got a bunch of mess on it.

Nothing wrong with having range toys. The problem comes in when a guy thinks he needs that mess and that it somehow gives him a edge when the truth is that mess slows him down and can get him dead.

-gunut-
11-30-2011, 21:07
Get whatever you like but be sure to practice with it. KISS is fine but that doesn't mean other add-ons are necessarily going to be a bad thing. Don't discount things that might benefit you just because someone tries to tell you to follow a KISS doctrine.

For me, a shorter barrel, side saddle, and a 12" LOP stock is a good add-on. I light would also be a good investment.

JK-linux
11-30-2011, 22:26
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glock2740
11-30-2011, 22:48
I put a Tac-Star 6 round side saddle on mine. Pretty much all it needs. Hard to beat an 870 with 13 rounds of 00 Buck on hand within arms reach when you hear that bump in the night. :cool:


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns038.jpg

Kaybe
12-01-2011, 00:26
Brownells, Midway USA and Cheaper Than Dirt are places that have stuff for the 870. Be sure that the stuff you want is stuff that you need. There are several items out there to separate you from your money. Over-sized tactical safety button is one of them. Simple and specific to meet your needs. Folding stock, collapsible M4 style stock, side saddle and so on. I would definitely get a light. A light may mean the difference between shooting a family member or a bad guy. Target ID is critical. Fiber optic sights, even just a bar for the front bead will really help. Just my opinions. Best of luck to you.

plouffedaddy
12-01-2011, 12:44
With shotguns, less is more.

Damn, no one told me :rofl:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0583.jpg

jwhite75
12-01-2011, 13:23
I researched the side saddles and personally dont like them and how they ultimately shift and mess up the finish on the receiver. I opted for a butt stock shell holder one of the mid grade nylon elastic ones.

The SF foreend are a great idea but far from necessary. What armory doc has is perfect.

I wish I had wood stocks on mine but I got way too good of a deal to pass this one up.

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Lugi
12-01-2011, 21:53
You only change something that doesn't work for you. What doesn't work for you ? Don't change things just to be changing them.

I subscribe to the KISS theory. Keep It Simple ******. My 870 is exactly that. Rifle sight barrel for slugs or buck. Wood for aesthetics.

https://cache.nebula.phx3.secureserver.net/obj/QjQ0N0Q3MzA5MUM5NkVCRTNCMDc6NTJmZjY1OWVhMGQ5MDAxN2IzYzViMjU5YTBmMzNhODg=?uid=d791e9aa-539e-47dd-8af8-897a2bea8d0c


Thanks...

I hate mine even more now.......

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/My%20Guns/000_0719.jpg

Buffering
12-01-2011, 22:34
Thanks...

I hate mine even more now.......

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h153/HIJODEPERRA/My%20Guns/000_0719.jpg

A little duct tape ought to fix that for you.

voiceofreason
12-17-2011, 16:43
A small 5 round buttstock shell holder made of nylon for $10 is easy to install (20 secs), keeps your gun reliable, and only needs to be replaced every 3 years or so as the elastic stops retaining the shells reliably.