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Got her a while back, just now posting pics:

12 ga Remington 870 Express 18.5" barrel 7 shot.


Overall I think it's a great boomstick. Granted it's no $1000 Benelli as there are a couple small spurs and the seams on the polymer pieces are pretty pronounced...but hey it's a $350 gun. It won't win any beauty contests but that's why I like it. Simple, easy to use, easy to maintain, reliable. I plan to "zombify" it. Don't need it for HD, just want to have fun customizing it and shooting it.

Plans:
adjustable pistol grip stock w/ limbsaver
shell side saddle
sling
Trijicon ghost sights
others as I think of it...
 

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Here's what it could look like with a walnut police stock set (which I bought off of someone on this board but I can't remember his name, he sells them from time to time.)

 

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I was a bit ashamed of my $149.99 Mossberg Maverick my first round of skeet. I think the next cheapest gun was a $400 Yildiz.
when I took third our of eight, I figured out that price didn't make you a good shot.
Yea, you dont have the best fit and finish on the market, but there are some free things you can do. take some 120 grit paper over all the mold seams.
take an arkansas stone to all the steel burrs. clean the gun and lightly lube it and cycle the action a few hundred times. (garage or shop keeps mama happiest.)
 

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Here's what it could look like with a walnut police stock set (which I bought off of someone on this board but I can't remember his name, he sells them from time to time.)

Just because.

A riot gun wearing walnuts is a thing of beauty.

I need to get some good pics of my Mossy 500 still sporting the factory American walnut stocks.
 

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I'm getting the exact same 870 when my service9 sells. Handled one today. Sick... By Zombie it out, do you mean pistol grip and telescoping stock? I like that setup as well.
 

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I'm getting the exact same 870 when my service9 sells. Handled one today. Sick... By Zombie it out, do you mean pistol grip and telescoping stock? I like that setup as well.
Yeah making it tacticool for fun. I already got my checkout bag at cheaperthandirt.com filled up with everything I want for it. I'm just saving up and will buy it all at once.

ATI telescoping pistol grip stock w/ drop spacer, Houge handall, Tacstar 6 shell side saddle, Blackhawk mountain sling, Limbsaver recoil pad, and eventually Trijicon 3 dot ghost sights

BTW, I recently noticed something about my 870. The images shown on remington.com and other pics I've seen show my model with a longer forend that overlaps the receiver when slid back. MY 870 however has the same shorter forend the Tactical models have. (Check out my pic compared to Remington's stock pic)

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I'm actually VERY happy about this. Now I won't have to modify anything to fit the shell saddle I want.
 

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Just because.

A riot gun wearing walnuts is a thing of beauty.

I need to get some good pics of my Mossy 500 still sporting the factory American walnut stocks.
Then you'll appreciate my 870 "Zombmaster"...



Old 870 Wingmaster that I chopped down and added Scattergun Tech +2 tube and an XS 24/7 Big Dot front bead. Pretty much everything I think a shotty needs, nothing it doesn't.

ETA--Ocean82--if you're looking at putting ghost ring sights on yours, I highly recommend Scattergun/Wilson Trak-Lok sights. Fairly easy to install, and work great. Several of my buddies run with them, never had a problem.
 

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Got her a while back, just now posting pics:

12 ga Remington 870 Express 18.5" barrel 7 shot.


Overall I think it's a great boomstick. Granted it's no $1000 Benelli as there are a couple small spurs and the seams on the polymer pieces are pretty pronounced...but hey it's a $350 gun. It won't win any beauty contests but that's why I like it. Simple, easy to use, easy to maintain, reliable. I plan to "zombify" it. Don't need it for HD, just want to have fun customizing it and shooting it.

Plans:
adjustable pistol grip stock w/ limbsaver
shell side saddle
sling
Trijicon ghost sights
others as I think of it...
Very nice. I have the same one. I likes it. :mrgreen:
 

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good god Cuda that looks freakin' sweet.

reminds me of the upgraded 870 from the First resident evil :)

oh man, I have that for my DS...I need to bust it out and play it!
 

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If I had to pick 1 gun to own, it would be one of my pistols. If I could pick a second, it would be my old wingmaster. It's beat up, wears a camo stock now, and only has a 2 3/4" chambered barrel on it, but that's really all I need. I love the 870.
 

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Here's mine. Remington Express 12 gauge with a 3" chamber.

I love the walnut stock. It looks good and works just fine. I have no plans to do anything else to it either. Also shown is the stock 26" barrel, factory magazine components and screw in full choke. I have those for hunting and shooting clays.

At some point I may buy a rifled barrel and some sights, but thats about it.

 

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Got her a while back, just now posting pics:

12 ga Remington 870 Express 18.5" barrel 7 shot.


Overall I think it's a great boomstick. Granted it's no $1000 Benelli as there are a couple small spurs and the seams on the polymer pieces are pretty pronounced...but hey it's a $350 gun. It won't win any beauty contests but that's why I like it. Simple, easy to use, easy to maintain, reliable. I plan to "zombify" it. Don't need it for HD, just want to have fun customizing it and shooting it.

Plans:
adjustable pistol grip stock w/ limbsaver
shell side saddle
sling
Trijicon ghost sights
others as I think of it...
Ocean, good looking gun,

The only thing I did differently to mine was put on a aftemarket Eotech on it instead of the trigicon sights.
 
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