In 2012, Magpul announced a line of shotgun accessories, and one year later Remington announced an 870 Express Tactical shotgun with those fixtures as standard features. The new Remington 870 uses a Magnum SGA buttstock and a MOR fore-end.
The Remington 870 shotgun is extremely popular for self-defense and police work. I’d venture to say that at least half of the law enforcement agencies in the United States has the 870 as standard equipment in the patrol car. Likewise the guns are extremely popular with citizens wanting serious firepower to defend their homes.
Adding the Magpul tactical accessories makes a lot of sense for Remington, as the Magpul gear is seen by many to be über-cool for tactical guns. Beyond that, a lot of the Magpul gear has proved to be reliable in extreme conditions. The company’s PMAGs for AR15/M4/M16 rifles are well respected by many who have been downrange.
But the stock and fore-end are not the only upgrades to this pump gun. The gun comes standard with ghost ring style sighs from XS Sights. Additionally, there is a Picatinny rail on top of the receiver for the easy addition of a red dot or other optic if so desired.
The 18.5″ barrel is topped by a stand-off device. This allows for easier, safer breaching as needed. It also make a nice, impromptu “get off me” device.
The magazine is an extended mag, holding six rounds instead of the basic 870′s four. The magazine, barrel and receiver are all finished with a Cerakote coating to help improve the gun’s resistance to corrosion and the elements.
Overall weight of this 870 Express Tactical is 7.5 pounds and MSRP is $871.52. I would expect a street price around $799, perhaps a bit lower. In the current hot market, all bets are off. Anything tactical is selling very quickly.