Hello all! We are pleased to announce our upgrade to the venerable Remington 870, the ULTIMATE 870 HD! The Ultimate 870HD has what we consider to the the ULTIMATE upgrade p to a package for the home defense shotgun.
We start with the Remington 870 Tactical model. But we tune the firearm for the Ultimate in Reliability. First off, we replace the Metal Injected Molding (MIM) extractor with the forged extractor from the 870 Police Model. Next, we upgrade the Carrier Dog Spring to a more robust spring for more reliable feeding. Also, the sear spring is replaced with the stiffer sear spring from the 870 Police Model to reduce the possibility of an Accidental Discharge.
We replace the small factory-installed safety with an enhanced "Big Head" safety for more positive manipulation.
Next, we polish the action bars to give the shotgun a smooth, broken-in feel. The action bars and breech bolt are then coated with Cerakote's Micro Slick treatment. This is an ultra-low friction, high-temperature coating that many NASCAR teams use on their engine internals to reduce friction and wear. Micro Slick doesn't wear down as quickly as Nickel Boron.
Next, we shift our attention to the magazine. We install a stainless steel follower, and higher strength magazine spring.
The factory bead sight is replaced with a XS Big Dot tritium night sight.
We use the high-capacity 6-round 870 Tactical model, which gives a 6+1 ammunition capacity. But we don't stop there. I've tested all of the available ammunition carriers on the market. There isn't a better shell carrier on the market than Mesa Tactical's aluminum side shell carrier. It's lightweight, but very strong, and adds an additional 6 rounds of ammunition.
The factory finish on the 870 Tactical model is not a very good finish. We sandblast off the cheap finish and apply Cerakote in YOUR CHOICE of colors. Cerakote is basically a super-durable, ceramic paint that resists corrosion, takes lots of punishment, and looks incredible.
The factory stock and forend are cheap plastic, and don't really provide the best grip. It can also get really slippery if it gets wet. We offer YOUR CHOICE of stock and forends. We've found that the Magpul SGA stock feels great, and offers a great grip. It also offers 4 extensions, so you can tailor the length of pull to your preference. The Magpul forend has a fantastic grip, and offers mounting slots for accessories. If you prefer a more traditional look, the Hogue OverMolded stock and forend are as good as it gets. The OverMolded series as rubber molded over the grip and forend for great comfort and fantastic grip.
An additional option is adding hydrographic to the Magpul stock and forend. Let us know what you're looking for, and we can make it happen!
Please contact us, and we'll build you ULTIMATE Home Defense Shotgun for you! Pick your options, and we'll provide a price quote for you.