Shotguns

Kynshot manufactures hydraulic recoil reduction buffer systems for AR-15/M16 M4 type rifles and shotguns.  A big fan of the Remington 870, I decided to see what this system has to offer. Kynshot sent a SK5100R kit for the 12 gauge Remington 870.  The kit includes …

In this post I’ll be modifying a Remington 870 barrel that came on a Police trade-in shotgun.  This smooth-bore 20″ barrel is equipped with rifle sights from the factory.  It will be cut and crowned to 18.5 inches (without a lathe), it’s rifle sights removed, …

Mossberg 500 rebuild

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this post we will take a look at a budget shotgun rebuild/conversion.  The goal of this project is bringing new life to a beat up old gun. The shotgun featured is a Mossberg 500 I purchased for $120.  The pictures don’t do it justice, it …

Understanding shotgun back bore

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

What is back boring? Most shotgunners are familiar with the phrase back boring.  Often it is advertised as a way to reduce recoil and improve shot patterns.  A shotgun with a back bored barrel has its bore opened up to a larger diameter than when it …

If you frequent Rifleshooter.com, you’ll know, I often write about shotguns.  It’s no surprise to my regular readers that my shotgun of choice is the Remington 870 equipped with Wilson Combat’s Trak-Lock II ghost ring sights. Predominantly known for their 1911s, Wilson Combat also makes custom …

As police departments around the country update their armories, many will sell or trade their old firearms.  These law enforcement trade-ins offer a great value, typically at a significantly lower cost than new.  Over the past few years I’ve purchased trade-in shotguns, rifles and pistols. …

Custom Remington 870 Wingmaster Build

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to find an old 870 Wingmaster receiver for sale.  Having been a Remington 870 aficionado since the mid-90s, I developed quite the collection of spare parts, and those parts needed an action. Normally, if you customize a shotgun, you start with …

When the Remington 870 shotgun was originally designed, a shell could become jammed in between the bolt and the carrier without an easy way to remove it.  Old timers report having to either take apart the gun or mortar (drive the stock into the ground …

The Cobray Terminator shotgun is an odd duck.  This single shot, slam fire, folding stock shotgun was on the market for a short time… word on the street is only 18 were made (some report just shy of 100), and I believe I know the …

The shotgun featured in this post is a beat up Mossberg 500 I purchased for $120.  It came with a 30″ barrel and a fixed full choke.  I’ll be converting it over to a home defense type gun. First step is to cut and crown the …

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