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I have the Remmy 870 Express Tactical.



My brother-in-law picked me up a Remmy sling from Cabela's, but when attached and fully expanded, its too taught to be useful. I assume this is because the 2-shot magazine extension moves the sling attachment point further forward. So I'm in the market for a new sling.

My brother-in-law also picked me up a buttstock saddle to hold 5 extra rounds. It serves its purpose of holding extra rounds, but I don't like the fact that it could get in the way if I have to shoot opposite handed. The Zombie Guns Thread turned me on to this Blackhawk sling, which appears to solve the sling-length and extra ammo problems (and by combining two gadgets into one, the result is more simplicity...I'm a big fan of KISS with shotties):


(pic originally posted by
seawolfxix here)

I found it over at MidwayUSA for $17 which is $4 off the MSRP from Blackhawk.

Here's my questions:

1. The sling goes from 29" to 39". That's enough, right? I'll measure the distance before I purchase, but the Mossberg 590 shown above appears to have a magazine extension and there is plenty of slack. Should work for an 870 with 2-shot extension.

2. The reviews over at MidwayUSA (and even comments in the Zombie thread) indicate that this sling won't attach to the 870 directly. I assume the Blackhawk sling swivels (available in 1" and 1¼" for $10) will allow the sling to mount to the 870, correct? Anyone have any insight/experience/photos using these swivels? Any opinions on which size (1" or 1¼") works better?

Thanks for the help, guys.
 

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^^^^ I agree with that. I took mine off. It seemed to be in the way more than anything. If you want to carry extra shells get a bandalier. They're cheap at Cabelas and some hold 50 shells. That's whet I did.
 

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I have that sling. Heavy when it's loaded up but it's still a really great sling. I like to wrap it around my right arm (grip/trigger arm). Doing this picks up some of the slack and helps secure the weapon to me, say someone tries to grab it from me. I say buy it, even if you end up not liking it on your gun you could use it as a make shift bandoleer.
 

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I have that sling. Heavy when it's loaded up but it's still a really great sling. I like to wrap it around my right arm (grip/trigger arm). Doing this picks up some of the slack and helps secure the weapon to me, say someone tries to grab it from me. I say buy it, even if you end up not liking it on your gun you could use it as a make shift bandoleer.
Did you buy the Blackhawk sling swivels then?
 

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Consider using a GG&G sling attachment. It fits between the magazine extension and the magazine tube. I have one on my 870 and my mossberg 930 spx. They work very well and you don't have the sling running all the way to the muzzle. GG&G
 

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When I was first looking at getting a sling for my SG I was thinks of going the same route that you are thinking of. But I ended up changing my mind. Reason being is that, that sling will add a of of weight which will make the gun harder to wield, also think about trying to get shells from that. It will be harder than you think specially in a high stress environment. Granted I have the Knoxx SpecOps stock on mine so the rear sling mount is taken care of and then the GG&G front mount. And for additional shells I used the six shot side saddle from Tacstar. YMMV
Here's what I did with mine


Here's a close up of the GG&G mount


And here's what she looks like over all
 

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Consider using a GG&G sling attachment. It fits between the magazine extension and the magazine tube. I have one on my 870 and my mossberg 930 spx. They work very well and you don't have the sling running all the way to the muzzle. GG&G
Take another look at the 590's magazine.

That's not an extension, that's the tube.;)
 

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I picked up the Blackhawk sling. Here's a pic:



Now, let me now answer my own questions:

1. The sling goes from 29" to 39". That's enough, right? I'll measure the distance before I purchase, but the Mossberg 590 shown above appears to have a magazine extension and there is plenty of slack. Should work for an 870 with 2-shot extension.
Absolutely. Plenty long enough. In the above pic, you can see how much additional length in available.

2. The reviews over at MidwayUSA (and even comments in the Zombie thread) indicate that this sling won't attach to the 870 directly. I assume the Blackhawk sling swivels (available in 1" and 1¼" for $10) will allow the sling to mount to the 870, correct? Anyone have any insight/experience/photos using these swivels? Any opinions on which size (1" or 1¼") works better?
If you are planning on attaching it to a Remington 870, you need to pick up the sling swivels; the sling will not attach directly to the gun using the factory mounts. Here is a stock image of the hooks at the end of the sling:



The sling itself is 2" wide so neither of the sling swivels referenced (1" or or 1.25") will serve as a replacement for the factory hooks. Instead, the sling swivels attach to the weapon's mounts, then the sling hooks attach to the swivels. Either the 1" or the 1.25" would work, but if I had to do it again, I'd choose the 1" so it'd be a quarter-inch "less sloppy". Really, the difference in a quarter-inch is probably un-noticeable. Here's a pic of the sling swivels:



(Note, the two pics are not to scale... The hooks are larger than the swivels...)

If anyone wants to see images of how the sling attaches to the sling swivels and then to the gun, lemme know.
 

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Great info. Thanks for updating the thread, I have the same model shotgun and was contemplating what sling/how to attach it.

All I really need then are 2 sling swivels and my sling of choice. Thanks again.
 

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I use that sling on my Mossberg 590. Like others have said, it's got plenty of length, but it does get heavy if you load it up with shells. I personally wouldn't use it in a home defense situation (my shotty holds 9 rounds already), but if I ever have to leave the house with my gun for any reason, it's nice to have a sling loaded up with extra rounds.

If you're ordering online, Optics Planet has them for $17.50. Blackhawk swivels are $9.09. Find something else to buy, and you can get free shipping if your total is more than $29.95.
 

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Great info. Thanks for updating the thread, I have the same model shotgun and was contemplating what sling/how to attach it.

All I really need then are 2 sling swivels and my sling of choice. Thanks again.
I had a Remmy sling that had the swivels instead of the hooks, so it really depends on the sling. If your sling has the swivels, no need to buy another set. However, if you are thinking about this Blackhawk sling, you'll need the swivels.
 
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