View Full Version : Rem 870 12 v. 20 safety question..

Al Thompson
August 18, 2002, 07:34 PM
Just had the thought - is the safety on a 20 ga 870 different than a 12 ga safety? I do intend to get a 870 youth model and the thought just struck me that there may be a difference. If so, I need to hunt one up for a planned purchase..


August 18, 2002, 08:55 PM
Hi, Gizmo. No, the safeties are the same - I've owned and used both shotguns. The Youth model is a great little number, and I still regret the day I introduced a young lady to it - it's now in her collection! So much for chivalry...

Dave McC
August 19, 2002, 06:49 AM
Going on what's here, the safeties are identical in operation, and probably the same parts are used.

The TGs are different,of course,since the frames are.

IMO, a 20 gauge YE would make an outstanding HD tool.I'd probably want to add a 2 shot extension and a few oz of weight in the stock to heavy it up a trifle, but otherwise it's good as is.

I may have a line on some "Practical" facilities fairly close by.If I do,I may just run a COF or two with my HD 870 and the YE,to compare/contrast.