GUN 870 crew v.2

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  1. spankaveli

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    here's number two
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    fucking forend has go to go. i need a light and i'm not too fond of the surefire. i'm thinking about getting one of these and put a rail cover on the bottom and a light mount on the side. [​IMG]

    also considering a mesa mag clamp/pic rail instead of the above forend, that way i can use cut down this forend or get a surefire one. [​IMG]

    obviously, mesa >>>>>> mako so we'll see :o


    also, mesa side saddle fo sho :o [​IMG]
     
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    I want to do the exact same thing. You buy new or used?
     
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    a local shop and sponsor of the site i run. :cool:
     
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    $$$ If you mind?
     
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    I've got a mesa side saddle on the way for mine, should have it tomorrow. I'd probably go with the clamp instead of the rail on the forearm.
     
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    I'm thinking the same thing.
     
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    hows the length of pull on that stock? i was thinking of getting the youth model for a shorter LOP
     
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    It's a 13" but with the swat plate, it's 12"

    i <3 it :o
     
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    yeah, the youth model is 13". details on swat plate?
     
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    speedfeed sells it for their stocks. i don't remember how much it was but it wasn't much. it's just an 1/16 or 1/8" piece of hard plastic that replaces the 1" recoil pad on the speedfeed stocks.
     
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    i think i would rather have the recoil pad :o have you shot it like that?
     
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    Good looking 870. Some questions don't know if you considered.

    Does that sling get in the way of reloading the shotgun. Unless you weak hand reload that sling is going to be a royal pain.

    I think your going to want a good recoil pad for slugs. Something like a limb saver.

    Surefire forend is really the way to go on a pump 870. What is the reason you don't like them? $$$ Price $$$?
     
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    I can't speak for spank but I didn't go with the surefire on account of price and the fact that swapping the forend on an 870 can be hassle without the special forend wrench.

    People like to bad-mouth the tape switches but I use a TLR-1 with a coil tape-switch and it has worked great. I agree that a tape switch can be problematic on gun you're putting tons of rounds through as the coil can stretch/sag/kink/twist with constant cycling. But for a bedside gun I think they work fine.
     
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    When you buy the surefire foreend you get a wrench.

    I don't know, I think a defensive gun needs to be shot often to keep up proficiency.

    Also when it's for real that's when stuff breaks. A tape switch wire on a pump fore end is just asking for trouble.
     
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    Sling/reload: No, it does not get in the way. Weak handed reload is the key.

    I have a slip on limbsaver that I use in the awerbuck class that works very well.

    Money and I don't like the light being that far off the bore. I may not even go the tapeswitch route, I may get a clicky tailcap. I'm not concerned with the price, I just don't like where the SF forend puts the light.

    I'm not concerned with swapping the forend, see above for my reasoning.

    I found a good, coiled wire switch. I don't think there will be an issue but if there is, I'll replace it. I plan on testing the setup out pretty thoroughly. If the switch fails I'll use a clicky or go SF forend.
     
  21. Ford4Life

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    Got my side saddle, be careful with the smaller allen screws, the heads on both of mine stripped out while installing. :rolleyes: It's on the gun, but not as tight as it should be, and I'm to lazy to cut the fucking thing off.
     

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