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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, …

Remington 870 Receiver Scratch Removal

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Police trade-in shotguns will often come with a wide assortment of scratches and engravings.  All too often, a rack or badge number will be etched into in the metal with an engraving machine.  Removing these marks is fairly easy. In this case, I’ll be using …

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 …

A shortened stock is one of the more common firearm modifications encountered.  Often a shooter will need a shorter length-of-pull because he or she has a smaller frame, is younger, or wants a faster handling firearm.  In some applications, such as law enforcement, where officers …

Porting a shotgun barrel with a milling machine

January 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Porting a shotgun barrel can help reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise for the shooter.  Previously, I showed how a shotgun barrel can be ported with a simple fixture and a hand drill, see:  Porting a shotgun barrel with a drill.  This method worked well, …

Custom Remington 870 Defense Shotgun

May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Custom Remington 870 Defense Shotgun A couple of years ago we posted a step by step tutorial of a tactical shotgun build.  In it, we took a beat up Remington 870 Express and turned it into a cutting edge tactical shotgun.  Recently, we set out …

Remington 870 Tritium Rifle Sight Installation

September 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Tritium sights are an easy upgrade for shotgun users.  Here we install a set of Kimber tritium sights on a 18″ Remington 870 rifle sighted barrel. For this installation we used the following supplies: Magna-Tip driver Williams Front sight pusher Kimber 870, 1100, 18-87 Tritium …