View Full Version : Sights for Remington 870?

February 26, 2009, 10:49 AM
I have the 870 express w/front bead sight only. Are there any sights sets that I can mount on this SG without modification? I don't need anything fancy, just something inexpensive & functional. This is a HD SG & range toy.

February 26, 2009, 11:01 AM
what you say tou seek is what is already there... Anything else, IMHO, is un-needed distraction on my HD, hunting, range toy guns...

February 26, 2009, 11:14 AM
A buddy of mine put a high vis "fiber optic" front sight on. It just slips over the rib. I've never found the factory bead lacking, but he likes his.

February 26, 2009, 11:18 AM
My recommendation is to leave it alone. If you so wish you may have a gunsmith install a smaller bead halfway down the barrel for alignment. It is not necessary either.

Scattergun Bob
February 26, 2009, 11:32 AM
The Sage wisdom is that the fastest point for a scattergun is a front bead. I tend to agree with that wisdom. After teaching and attending many "fighting scattergun" classes and some combat time under the gun, i have noted truly most folks do get to the target "fastest" with a bead front.

My eyes are not as good as when I was a puppy so I have adapted my "serious social work" scatterguns to the XS front sight system, Tritium powered. These install easily and so far "fingers crossed" they have held up to my weekly training periods with heavy loads.

Here is the web page, http://www.xssights.com/store/shotgun.html , check them out.

Good Luck & Be Safe

February 27, 2009, 01:56 AM
I must recommend the XS big dot sights aswell, I have them on two of my 870's, they are easy to install and they stay on for the long run, and they are the most "tactical" looking front sight replacement beads on the market (If you like the cool factor)

February 27, 2009, 06:57 AM
they do make a hi viz magnetic for non ribbed barrels. whether they sit too high or not i don't know. for my vent rib bead, i took a dab of white fingernail polish to it. i can pick that up great.

February 27, 2009, 07:38 AM
None of the sighting gee-gaws, Jim cracks or whizbangs will improve your shotgun shooting.

Ask me how I know...:rolleyes:

February 27, 2009, 05:42 PM
I also put the XS sight on my 870 it was well worth the money

February 27, 2009, 06:04 PM
I just want a front sight that is also going to be useful in low or no light that doesn't require modification of the barrel

February 27, 2009, 09:03 PM
that's what this is, it epoxies over the stock bead sight

XS Big Dot Tritium Front Sight