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Posted: 2/28/2006 2:24:44 AM EDT
Looking to get a 870 tactical, I think.

My needs are the ghost ring sight system, Wilson or XS, I think they have the Wilson brand. 18 or 20 inch barrell and extended mag tube to hold 8 or 9 shells int he gun. Shooting up to 3 inch shells.

new / used status is secondary, pistol grip or reg stock secondary

I havn't been shotgun shopping a lot, or recently, please catch me up as to the best places to get a deal.


This shotgun will be used for 3 gun events. I have a benelli s90 that will be sold soon to fund this project.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:35:18 AM EDT
The most affordable, and cheapest Remington 870s you will find are in pawn shops. I just picked one up for $129.00 out the door. You could use it as a base for your high speed low drag build.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:40:15 AM EDT
Building from used is a great option. If you want something ready to go, the cheapest is the express, the home defense version is available in a 7 shot matte finish piece. Can be had under $300. Just ordered one from Bud's, $266 plus shipping. Then I found out about a guy over on The High Road, selling same for $270 shipped! Downside here is no ghost ring or sights, just a bead. You'd have to add the ghost ring to meet your requirements (available from Trijicon for $99, plus someone needs to install them).

The same guy on The High Road (gotta look up his name, saw in another thread here) also has the Police Models. Most would say better than the Express (technically, it IS). Metal trigger group instead of plastic, stronger springs, better finish and smoother overall. SUBSTANTIALLY more money however. But available with Ghost Rings, and any other upgrades you want, including different stock configureations, sights, 8 rounds on a 20 inch barrel.

According to my local shop, (has both in stock) lots of guys are using the Express for three gun and doing fine.
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