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Questions & Answers for Remington Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga

Question

Will this shotgun fire slugs as well as shot?

Does it have rails or attach points for a flashlight or scope?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
bgthetp
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
no but you can order a forend that dose from sportsmans guid that dose
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
gostriders
answer 2
for question 1 yes it will fire both slug and shot as the barrel is smooth however becuase the barrel is a smooth dont be shocked if your accuracy at a distance greater the 20 ft is off. and for question 2 no its simply a stock 870 with a 7 round mag and a 18.5 barrel
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DevidedWeFall
answer 3
The shotgun has an 18" smooth bore barrel. It will fire slugs as well as shotshells (buckshot). If you are going to use slugs, avoid the sabot-style (plastic jacket containing a fin stabilized projectile) slugs as they are meant to be shot from a rifled barrel.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RiskyJim
 - Northwest CT
answer 4
Yes it will.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RangeMaster209
 - flint, mi
answer 5
Yes it will.
answered 2 years ago
By
Crediblebuyer
 - Syracuse, NY
answer 6
It will fire rifled slugs. It does not have any rails.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ilovemy45
 - N.W. Florida
answer 7
No, there are no rails and no attachment points for a scope or flashlight. If you want a scope on a shotgun buy a slug barrel which has a cantilever rail attached. Walmart carries these also. If you want to add a flashlight you can get aftermarket forends that accomodate various light setups.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Ripnbst
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 8
There is no factory rail on this gun but there are aftermarket options that clamp on to the magazine or easily bolt on to the receiver replacing the trigger plate pins.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
suthunr
 - Fla
answer 9
This is a "tactical" shotgun. So, it is made with an open choke. This means it can fire slugs (rifled or plain). When looking at a shotgun, look at the barrel "chock" rating. It will be "open" (shot or slugs but will have a looser pattern), "modified" (shot or slugs but with a slightly tighter pattern), and "Full" (shot only but with a tighter pattern for a little more distance). You can also purchase additional barrels for these guns that hold the pattern you want and with options such as sighting ribs and rifling (for using unrifled slugs and getting more accuracy).
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AlinMississippi
answer 10
This shotgun WILL fire slugs. You only need a rifled barrel if you plan to use sabot slugs. A rifled slug will work just fine with this firearm. This does not come with rails, but an under barrel light mount (attached to the magazine tube) is easy to find. I wouldn't bother with a scope, since this really a point defense firearm, but if you insist, there are mounts for the Remington 870 widely available.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
rumbleseat
answer 11
No you will have to buy a rifled barrel for the slug use. It is not hard to change the barrels.

Shadowwalker
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Shadowwalker1
 - Piedmont,S.C.
Question

is this a pump or auto?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
tg28
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
pump good luck
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
gostriders
answer 2
Straight up pump!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
magic66
answer 3
its pump
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DevidedWeFall
answer 4
pump
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RepublicanNoDemsAllowed
 - maryland
answer 5
Pump action
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RiskyJim
 - Northwest CT
answer 6
It is a pump.
answered 2 years ago
By
Crediblebuyer
 - Syracuse, NY
answer 7
remington 870 pump
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ilovemy45
 - N.W. Florida
answer 8
pump
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
awesomesauce270
answer 9
Pump http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model-870/model-870-express-synthetic-7-round.aspx
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Minesweep
 - Phoenix AZ
Question

Would You recommend the Remmington 870 Express Tactical 12g for Home protection under the 2nd Ammendment?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Junkman7691
 - Los Angeles Ca
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
under any ammendment, yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wazer
answer 2
That is it's main purpose, and what i use it for. It's not really made for hunting, although you could use it for that.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
magic66
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rjlan
answer 4
Yes. Short barrel will fit down most hallways no problem. Throw some Magpul furniture on it and protect away.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
NeoHollywood
 - Western, Kentucky
answer 5
100% yes. the 870 platform is the best shotgun for the money you can get. this model is simple a 870 with an 18.5 barrel on it but is a great home defence gun.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DevidedWeFall
answer 6
its the best option!! birdshot is the only way to go for home defense.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
viziofreak
 - 77571
Question

what round length does this product chamber?

example:3" magnum or only 2 3/4" rounds. Or 3.5 in magnums... I need to know in order to consider this product.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
2 3/4to 3 inch your choice
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
gostriders
answer 2
This gun takes both 2 3/4" and 3" as long as it's one of those it will eat pretty much whatever you feed it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
magic66
answer 3
2 3/4 and 3"
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rjlan
answer 4
if i remember correctly this gun takes 3" mags and 2 3/4" rounds.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DevidedWeFall
answer 5
per the remington website Magazine capacity is six 2 3/4" or 3" shells
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RepublicanNoDemsAllowed
 - maryland
answer 6
2 3/4 and 3 inch shells
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RiskyJim
 - Northwest CT
Question

What does it cost

will this shoot slugs as well as birdshot
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Ron
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This shotgun cost anywhere from $350-$400's. If you own a 12 gauge shotgun, it will shoot any type of 12 gauge shells such as birdshot, 00 buckshot or slugs. As long as its 12 gauge, your good to go.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Cheapskate87
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wazer
answer 3
It certainly will!!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
magic66
answer 4
Yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rjlan
answer 5
It certainly will. I used one every summer for five years and all it had in it were slugs.. and I often shot them in this same shotgun.They are extremely effective at short range eeexxxtreemly effective. The range I used it was always about 50 feet or less.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
B4141P
answer 6
Birdshot i am sure it will shoot and i have shot 1 ounce slugs so yes.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Miketango67
 - Central, Florida
Question

Is a background check required for this shotgun

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
youngsenior
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL FIREARMS (RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, AND HANDGUNS). MUZZLELOADERS AND OTHER BLACK POWDER ARMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS REQUIREMNT.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
AMERICANRIFLEMAN
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CarlAFR
answer 3
Yes, background check on everything these days!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
magic66
answer 4
Yes it is required. Currently, the wait is much longer than normal due to high volume.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Sonofaremington
answer 5
Background checks are required for every firearm on the market. Even if its just a pocket pistol that shoots .22 rounds. Depending on your state you live in, you might have to go through a waiting process for your background check. CA has a 10 day wait limit from when you purchase the weapon to when you can actually take it home.

If you have any misdemeanors, felonies, mental illness, DUI's or any pending warrants, you will not pass a background check.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Cheapskate87
answer 6
yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
pretyinpunk
Question

Is it legal to put a pistol grip on this shotgun?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Amendment2
 - Indiana
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
That really depends on where you live. You would need to check with local law enforcement. On the whole though there generally isn't a problem as long as you don't cut down the barrel.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
magic66
answer 2
yes, as long as the barrel is over 18.5 inches long
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rjlan
answer 3
Check your local and state laws here in Florida it legal.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Miketango67
 - Central, Florida
answer 4
yes.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
NeoHollywood
 - Western, Kentucky
answer 5
yes it is...usually the legal length is 26 inches in almost every state.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
nameapete
 - the delta
answer 6
it appears from a quick look of indiana state laws that you can put pistal grips on your shotgun so long as it does not bring the total length of the firearm under 26"
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DevidedWeFall
Question

what kind of magazine does it have

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
hogwildblue2
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Its a tube that holds between 6-7 shells of ammo + 1 in the chamber. There are no magazines for this weapon. Magazines for shotguns are usually designed for semi auto shotguns, not pump shotguns.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Cheapskate87
answer 2
shells are loaded in to a tube below the barrel on this model, I think the extended one shown might hold 7
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wazer
answer 3
6+1 tube
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
gostriders
answer 4
tube magazine
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rjlan
answer 5
This is a pump action. That means the "magazine" is the tube below the barrel.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
McFadden586
answer 6
Its has a 6 rounds magazine tube so if you have it loaded 6+1.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Miketango67
 - Central, Florida
Question

is this tactical model the same as the home defense model

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
combatant
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's got the same spread, it's just black, and a true tactical to me would be able to mount an optic.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wazer
answer 2
Exactly the same except the "tactical" model has some extra hardware that i consider useless on this type of shotgun.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
magic66
answer 3
It is the same as the Synthetic 7 Round
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RepublicanNoDemsAllowed
 - maryland
answer 4
Almost. This one holds 6 in the tube and 1 in the pipe.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ilovemy45
 - N.W. Florida
answer 5
It is identical in build and shot capacity, but slightly cheaper than the "tactical" shotgun. Honestly the only thing that makes it "tactical" is that it is black and synthetic.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
awesomesauce270
answer 6
Yes, it is the same. See official Remington website. They call it the Tactical/Home Defense model.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Ripnbst
 - Tulsa, OK
Question

How old do you have to be in order to purchase this shotgun?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun, 12ga
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
18 young
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
gostriders
answer 2
Federal law states that you must be at least 18 years of age to purchase this fiearm. State and local laws may vary.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
magic66
answer 3
Depends on what state you are from but generally you must be over the age of 18 and not have any disqualifying issues (Generaly not be a felon, dishonorably discharged from the military or have mental issues) but again each state is different and you need to check your states laws first
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DevidedWeFall
answer 4
18 yrs old for long guns, 21 yrs old for pistols.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Whtshk
 - North Carolina
answer 5
must be 21
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RepublicanNoDemsAllowed
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