The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 24, 1999, 01:51 PM   #1
Bennett Richards
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 14, 1998
Location: Carlsbad, CA USA
Posts: 343
I was wondering if anyone might know where I can get a Remington factory over-folding stock for my 870?

Anyone out there use one? Are they any good?

Thanks,

Ben
Bennett Richards is offline  
Old September 24, 1999, 09:56 PM   #2
Robert Foote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 31, 1998
Posts: 623
I experimented with them off and on as an LEO firearms instructor; could have had one free on my personal 870 and declined in favor of a standard wood stock. They are harder to use quickly, don't give a decent stock weld, and are generally uncomfortable. Unless I had a very pressing need for compact storage, I would not bother. One of those things that looks neat on TV but doesn't cut it very well in the real world. My opinion, of course.

------------------
Robert Foote is offline  
Old September 25, 1999, 06:53 AM   #3
Woody
Member
 
Join Date: September 13, 1999
Posts: 95
I agree with Robert, but it is nice to have the option of almost halving your shotguns length for storage and for concealment.
You can always call Remington for one or check out Shotgun News they almost always have someone selling one.
Woody is offline  
Old September 25, 1999, 03:30 PM   #4
Harley Nolden
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: January 8, 1999
Location: Brunswick,GA USA
Posts: 1,884
If you are serious about changing the stock, as you are looking at a "factory" stock, have you tried Remington?

HJN
Harley Nolden is offline  
Old September 25, 1999, 05:42 PM   #5
ModIMark0
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 21, 1998
Location: Minneapolis,MN, U.S.A.
Posts: 243
How about looking into the Sage International Technologies collapsible stock available in the Brownell's catalog? It's about $99.00 and has a more comfortable buttplate (rubber padded). It (the buttpad) also folds over in the same manner as the 870, but the side rails slide ahead alongside the receiver.
ModIMark0 is offline  
Old September 25, 1999, 06:20 PM   #6
Bennett Richards
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 14, 1998
Location: Carlsbad, CA USA
Posts: 343
Believe it or not Temington will only sell their collapsable stock for the 870 to LEO's!

BEN
Bennett Richards is offline  
Old October 13, 1999, 11:55 PM   #7
Lord Grey Boots
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 12, 1999
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 511
I have a Rem 870 with the over folding stock, bought it used. I can agree with the comments about uncomfortable. There is NO recoil pad, and your cheek weld is with a piece of steel. I am thinking about going with a speed feed stock, probably with a pistol grip.

It looks cool alright, and it really makes it compact, but I am not sure its for everyone.
Lord Grey Boots is offline  
Old October 14, 1999, 10:19 AM   #8
jimmy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 29, 1999
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,795
Although it's an interesting piece of equipment, I personally think the Remington folding stock will be kept folded most of the time, therefore it might as well be a pistol grip shotgun. Pistol grip shotguns are okay, but a standard shoulder stock is really more practical.

JMHO.

[This message has been edited by jimmy (edited October 14, 1999).]
jimmy is offline  
Old October 14, 1999, 05:28 PM   #9
pete80
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 4, 1999
Posts: 454
A local police department issues the 870 Marine Magnum with top folders to their Motor's. They really look cool folded up along the side of the new BMW police bikes. A friend who works for the city agrees that while the folding stocks are nice for the motors, they are slow to bring into action and they really hurt when firing. The steel stock shoots the recoil straight through your shoulder. It's seems like a pain in the ass to me!
pete80 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07442 seconds with 7 queries