Remington 870 Shotgun with Magpul Tactical Accessories

Remington 870 Magpul

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.


Remington HyperSonic Rifle Ammo

Remington HyperSonic

Remington HyperSonic rifle ammunition promises to “supercharge” centerfire rifle cartridges and deliver up to 200 fps more velocity from standard pressure loads.  Remington states the rounds will deliver “laser-flat trajectories” and more energy on target for better performance.

The nine new loads cover seven of the most popular hunting cartridges, both short and long action rounds.  The rounds are not yet listed on the Remington website, but the details are listed below.


Industry News Roundup

TAPCO AR-15 Magazine
TAPCO AR-15 Magazine

Days before the NASGW Expo, news is starting to move at a much faster pace including announcements of new guns, shooting gear and even corporate acquisitions.  Here are a few of the things that are leaking out ahead of this week’s show.

Remington Arms acquires TAPCO

The Remington Arms Company picked up gun accessory maker TAPCO, expanding the company’s reach throughout the shooting market.  TAPCO manufactures a wide range of firearm parts, mainly for rifles.  I know a lot of people that have relied on their replacement AK and SKS parts to ensure 922r compliance.


Remington RF-05 Hunting Boots

Remington RF05 Hunting Boots Review

Need a pair of hunting boots?  Take a look at this review of the Remington RF-05 hunting boots.  These Remington boots are an all-purpose 8″ leather hunting boot. The RF-05 has a Max-Dri waterproof liner, making these boots a good choice in all weather conditions.

Radians, who manufactures these boots under license, sent me a pair of  these boots for review.  When I first pulled this pair of boots out of the box, I was immediately impressed by the look and style of them. The leather has a rich brown color, and a pleasant feel.

The boots were comfortable to put on, and sized correctly.  I wear a 10 1/2, and these fit exactly right.  With a thicker winter sock, I would suggest looking at a 1/2 size larger boot.

Remington boots

The laces seem a little thinner than other boot laces, but they seemed strong enough for regular use in the field.  The upper part of the boots had speed lace loops, allowing for easy lacing up and removing of the boots.

Wearing the boots in the field, I found them to be comfortable with very little break in needed.  The soles gave very good support.

Additionally, the ankle support was excellent.  I have the awful tendency to ‘roll’ my ankles.  These Remington RF-05 boots fully supported my ankles, and I had no problems while wearing these in the woods.

review of hunting boots with waterproof liner

The waterproof liner worked as advertised.  I found a few puddles to stand in, and the water never got to my feet.  If you have ever been in the field with wet feet, you know how miserable that can quickly become.  I rarely wear any boots into the woods that are not waterproof for that reason.

Overall, I really liked these boots.  They look good and are comfortable to wear.  As a general purpose hunting or field boot, I think they are worth a look. They would certainly go well with the Field & Stream HydroProof gear that Aaron reviewed here. The suggested retail price of the Remington RF-05 is $129.99.

review of the Remington RF05 hunting boots

(Ed. note: This review was written in 2009. Since then, these boots have been discontinued. I’d also like to think that my writing has improved since then.

For what it is worth, I still own these boots. They continue to look and wear great.)

Ammunition Rifles

Remington 597 Rifles and .17 HMR Ammunition Recall

remington_logoRemington Arms Co. has announced a major rifle recall, and a serious warning on .17 HMR ammunition.  Remington is immediately recalling all of the Model 597 rifles chambered for the .17 HMR.  Remington is not offering any repairs, rather they are issuing coupons of $200-250 for a replacement Remington rifle and refunding the shipping costs of sending the rifle back.

Additionally, Remington announced that their .17 HMR ammunition is not to be used in semi-auto firearms.  Stating that the use of Remington .17 HMR ammunition in a semi-auto firearm “…could result in property damage or serious personal injury.”  People wanting to return the ammo will be issued $10 coupons for each box of 50 they return.