View Full Version : Remington 870p question...do they come with a plastic trigger guard now?
August 9, 2009, 06:59 PM
I have seen some info suggesting this is the case. Anyone have any input on this question? Are the police models now coming w/ plastic trigger guards.
August 9, 2009, 08:09 PM
Not sure about the P,but they are on the Express. I would not want one on a nice gun that was for showing off, but on a working gun it may well be an improvement over the aluminum parts. I saw a video earlier today where they showed a test on the new plastic triggergroup being used on the Ruger 10-22. It held up longer than the older aluminum version when they started dropping weights on them.
August 9, 2009, 08:31 PM
Its not plastic its polymer:p
August 9, 2009, 08:50 PM
They surely do.
August 10, 2009, 07:12 AM
+1 for jmr40
Take this review (http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-1022.htm) for what it's worth but the guy performs a drop test on the trigger guard and has some pretty convincing pictures of the results. Until I saw those photos I was pretty disappointed about the plastic trigger group on my 870 Express. It just goes to show that while many of us prefer the feel of metal parts, plastic might be the more durable material for some applications.
August 10, 2009, 08:23 AM
I have a couple of Rem 870 expresses. Great reliable guns. Just as good and reliable as the police or wingmaster and i have both of those. The plastic trigger guard on mine looked metal he he i had to take a magnic to it to make sure it was plastic. hey there is no problem with that setup.
August 10, 2009, 08:46 AM
I too, was a bit unhappy to see plastic TG's on Mossberg 500's 20+ years ago. I later was told, but never confirmed, that the 500 never had a metal TG.
Mine is 20 years old and has never been babied. It has spent months in the cab of my dump truck with severe temp changes, been tossed to the dash in the sun or tossed under the seat repeatedly. But the true test was spending 11 years in an evidence room with out getting broken...:eek::D
August 10, 2009, 04:48 PM
Polymer is tougher than steel or aluminum. Ask any Glock owner. Maybe a Nova owner. Try it for yourself. You can't wear out a polymer part in your lifetime. You can break it if you use a sledge hammer on it but wear or break-not unless you use it for a hammer.
August 10, 2009, 06:45 PM
Polymer is tougher than steel or aluminum. Ask any Glock owner. Maybe a Nova owner. I'm pretty sure what you just said is considered High Treason in the Land of Goblin Hunters.
August 11, 2009, 12:20 AM
All 870's are now supplied with Polymer (pronounced POLLY-MYRE) trigger housings. At first I scoffed at this cost saving measure, however as the years have rolled by it looks like a good decision. they don't ding or scratch like the aluminum housings and the high wear areas inside the housing are steel bushed as with the aluminum models. If you really want a aluminum trigger housing, they are out there, not sure you gain anything in the change out.
Good Luck and be safe
August 11, 2009, 12:54 AM
The low quality compressed powered aluminum guards Remington was using on the WingMaster, 870P shotguns sucked aways.
August 14, 2009, 03:46 PM
Mine came with one in the box.
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