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plouffedaddy
July 7, 2012, 01:42 PM
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When I did the 'how-to' video for installing this forend, I said I do a review of it after testing it in the field (if you will...) and here it is.

Pros:
-Cost (I paid $25)
-Ease of installation (see previous video)
-Modularity (accepts rails and all the accessories that accompany them)
-Solid lock up (very little to no play at all)
-Design allows easy manipulation of the action, more so than the OEM forend
-Appearance (just plain looks good on the shotgun)

Cons:
-Creates wear marks on the barrel/mag tube.

Here's the review video:

Forend Review Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7gr5ettWPs&feature=g-upl)

All in all, I love this forend. It's one of those products that makes you say, "Why didn't anyone make this before?" I just ordered a few more to replace the forend on all of my 870s.

Creeper
July 7, 2012, 04:42 PM
Looks good. :D

Popped into the Magpul 870 accessories page... the quality and functionality of their products almost makes me want to build an 870.

Cheers,
C

TheKlawMan
July 8, 2012, 01:08 AM
Does the location of your light create a blind spot to your left? Do you have to take your weak hand further off of the forearm to actuate the light then you would if yuur lignt was situated on a clamp in front of the forearm? Something linke the ZSM Flashlight Mount at http://www.elzetta.com/zsmFAQ.htm

plouffedaddy
July 8, 2012, 08:04 AM
Does the location of your light create a blind spot to your left?
No, but I shoot with both eyes open so that's probably why it doesn't create the blind spot.
Do you have to take your weak hand further off of the forearm to actuate the light
No. I had it mounted on the slot furthest forward when I first installed it but I found that working the light wasn't as natural as when I moved it back to the middle slot so that's where I'm going to keep it.

In the video you can see that my thumb naturally is right below the switch on the light. When shooting at night I just move the thumb up about an inch to hit the switch.

TheKlawMan
July 8, 2012, 03:06 PM
I looked at the video and see what you mean by not having to reach much with your thumb. Perhpas having to reach a bit is a good thing if you want to avoid imnadvertently activating a light with a push button on the rear.

As for steropscopic sight, I hadn't thought of that. I just dpon't like anything sticking up that may interfere with sight but it looks as if it may be a good product.