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Old June 7th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Just picked up a 870 Express, synthetic, 8 shot with 18" BBL.



Plan on using her for HD, She'll lay in a Back-Up rack along side my mattress.



Need some advice on what extras would you set her up with?



My budget is about $150, thinking light mount, night sight & maybe side saddle.



Not sure what works best and what is a waste of $$$.



Any help and ideas is much appreciated, thanks.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #2
 
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Originally Posted by myst40' post='211751' date='Jun 7 2009, 11:47 PM
Just picked up a 870 Express, synthetic, 8 shot with 18" BBL.



Plan on using her for HD, She'll lay in a Back-Up rack along side my mattress.



Need some advice on what extras would you set her up with?



My budget is about $150, thinking light mount, night sight & maybe side saddle.



Not sure what works best and what is a waste of $$$.



Any help and ideas is much appreciated, thanks.


Another thing you could think about is a sling. Just a simple, but rugged, $15 Wilderness Tactical or equiv.



Something I am doing is buying a small shoulder bag to hold extra shells, charged $20 pay-as-you-go cell fone from Walmart (can still dial 911 without paying for any minutes), flashlight, maybe a H bandage and Celox. Keep this bag hanging right next to the shotgun.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #3
 
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KISS



BTW, the 18.5" express with a +2 factory extension is a 7 shot - 6 in the mag and 1 in the chamber, otherwise know as 6+1.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #4
 
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I got the Police Magnum.

I'm only adding a larger, mushroom-type saftey. This is Vang Comps as an example.

Try these sites and shop around...

https://www.vangcomp.com/gun_accessories.html

http://www.mesatactical.com/index.php?s=1_products

http://www.aiptactical.com/Home_Page.php

http://www.tacticalshotgunner.com/



I just spent a couple weeks shopping until I made a recent purchase.

Congrats on your new shotgun.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #5
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... what extras would you set her up with? My budget is about $150...
Training first and foremost, then worry about all that slap-on crap.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #6
 
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sling,llight,side shell holder. keep it kiss, load it with some #00 and some low recoil slugs in the side shell holder





this is my mossy 590. i dont have my light yet. i can carry 17 rounds on my shotty
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Old June 8th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #7
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Austin12Gauge, you are right the SG is 6+1, don't know why I thought it was a 8 shot.



Thanks guys for the good suggestions, keeping it simple is good advice.



kiss holsters, that's a nice looking mossy, great pics.



Still thinking about a front night sight and how to mount a Surefire LED on the tube?



Anybody done this without breaking the bank?
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Old June 8th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #8
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Blackhawk's Knoxx spec ops stock. Made my 870 tact. a pleasure to shoot, plus I like the pistol grip better for close quarters.
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Really the only must haves are training and a bandoleer full of spare 00 buck. A light is a nice plus but I don't like sweeping a room with the barrel of a weapon to see if that noise was a zombie or a clumsy girlfriend. Instead I'd invest in a good quality flashlight. The way a shotgun is used in normal (not SHTF zombie attacks) is to hunker down in the bedroom with the kids, or failing that cover the bedroom hallway, and wait for the police.A small hand held flashlight can be set halfway to the door to light it up without giving away your position. Let the police clear the house! When you're all by yourself shotguns are lousy at that job.



The other desirable add-on would be some kind of a top quality recoil pad.
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I got the Police Magnum.

I'm only adding a larger, mushroom-type saftey. This is Vang Comps as an example.


Do you know if these safeties can be used on a left handed receiver?



Knoxx Spec Ops stocks are awesome. You can launch 3" buckshot or slugs all day.



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On mine I have a single point sling, light, folding stock and side saddle. In my opinion the only necessary add-on is the sling. The shotgun is the dominant weapon, you should never drop or put it down, hence the sling. You always have control.
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I installed a Leapers tri-rail barrel mount. Then you can install any light that installs to Picatinny/Weaver rails. I replaced the brace between the barrel & magazine with this mount & hung a light with remote pressure switch from the bottom rail. Or you can hang the mount from the mag & use the bottom "ring" to clamp around a light.



http://www.leapers.com/pages/mounting_syst...-rail_mount.htm



Sells about $23.00 @ Cheaper Than Dirt.



http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SHT070-1.html
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A mounted light, sling, training and quality HD ammo.
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And that will work too, thanks Austin...
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