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Can anyone recommend a good a 7-shot mag extension, light, and light mount for my 870? I have an 18" barrel.

I did a search for this and was hoping for more info.
 

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I really like the Tac Star mag extension. That's what I use. Shorter than most and built solid. I run a surefire M69 front end with a Streamlight TLR-1 mounted
at front, underside. This setup has never failed me.
 

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Just in case you didn't know.

  • With an 18" barrel a 2 shot extension is flush. That gives you a total of 6 rounds, or 6+1 to confuse you.

  • With an 18.5" barrel a 3 shot extension is flush. That gives you a total of 7 rounds, or 7+1.This always confused me when I got in to the shotgun world, so I thought I would post this first.
Extensions
NC Shotgun Extension Tubes

Lights
Fenix's homepages
Fenix's homepages A little longer than above, but more batt. life. I use this and it's the best flashlight ever IMO.
Fenix's homepages

Mount
CDM Gear Home Page for Tactical Shotgun Accessories
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NC Shotgun Tube Clamp w/Rail
or for a different look (plus your thumb can always be on the button without having a cord to snag on things).
Mako Group Fab Defense Handguard w/Rails For Remington Model 870 PR870 FREE S&H PR870. Mako Group Weapon Accessories.

Ring/mount
KZ OFM Offset Flashlight Mount

My 870 express magnum with a +2 extension and an 18" barrel.

 

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Just in case you didn't know.

  • With an 18" barrel a 2 shot extension is flush. That gives you a total of 6 rounds, or 6+1 to confuse you.

  • With an 18.5" barrel a 3 shot extension is flush. That gives you a total of 7 rounds, or 7+1.This always confused me when I got in to the shotgun world, so I thought I would post this first.
Extensions
NC Shotgun Extension Tubes

Lights
Fenix's homepages
Fenix's homepages A little longer than above, but more batt. life. I use this and it's the best flashlight ever IMO.
Fenix's homepages

Mount
CDM Gear Home Page for Tactical Shotgun Accessories
or
NC Shotgun Tube Clamp w/Rail
or for a different look (plus your thumb can always be on the button without having a cord to snag on things).
Mako Group Fab Defense Handguard w/Rails For Remington Model 870 PR870 FREE S&H PR870. Mako Group Weapon Accessories.

Ring/mount
KZ OFM Offset Flashlight Mount

My 870 express magnum with a +2 extension and an 18" barrel.

How do you like your stock? That's a Choate, correct? I have thought about getting one, but have read some things about other Choate stocks that made me uneasy about it.
 

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How do you like your stock? That's a Choate, correct? I have thought about getting one, but have read some things about other Choate stocks that made me uneasy about it.
Yep, it's a Choate. I've heard the same things you have I'm sure, but I got to handle this before I bought it and I approved. The finger groves actually fit my hand unlike most AR grips and Glocks. I like being able to adjust the length with the spacers, while still having a solid butt stock. The cheek weld is also spot on. I will use this stock on all my shotguns until I find a different fixed stock that looks cool and works perfect for me.
 

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Yep, it's a Choate. I've heard the same things you have I'm sure, but I got to handle this before I bought it and I approved. The finger groves actually fit my hand unlike most AR grips and Glocks. I like being able to adjust the length with the spacers, while still having a solid butt stock. The cheek weld is also spot on. I will use this stock on all my shotguns until I find a different fixed stock that looks cool and works perfect for me.
Good to know, thanks for the info.
 

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Remington use to put 18.125' barrels on the 870. Now the newer ones have 18.5' barrels. The factory +2 tube extension extends 3/8' past the muzzle on the older 18.125" barrels and it is flush with the muzzle on the newer 18.5" barrels. All after market +2 tube extensions are made for the older barrel length and will be 3/8" shorter than the muzzle on the newer 18.5" barrel. Like the Scattergun Tech +2 extension Cuda66 has on his 870.

Cuda66 measure your barrel by sticking a rod or dowel down inside on a closed bolt, unloaded of coarse. I would be will to bet you have a 18.5" barrel.

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