View Full Version : Rem 870 sights

December 13, 2010, 04:03 PM
I have a standard Remington 870 express, that id like to get standard sights for instead of just the bead.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
Also I have seen similar 870 with holes for mounting a picatiny rail, would it be wise or possible to get a gun smith to mount a picatiny rail on my normal receiver?


December 13, 2010, 04:31 PM
Is this a trick question -- a simple bead is THE standard shotgun sight. :)
Do you want an mid-rib bead, too?
Perhaps rifle-type slug shooting sights?
Maybe a holo, ghost-ring or laser designator?

The only advantage I see to a rail is if your are going to be changing sights/accessories often, or if you are an arsenal outfitting guns without knowing their future missions. The rail is a "one size fits all solution" -- I prefer a more tailored look. YMMV

December 13, 2010, 04:40 PM
Maybe a barrle with rifle type sights? they do make these for the 870. A nice slug barrel is what you may wish to look at.

December 13, 2010, 04:46 PM
trick question -- a simple bead is THE standard shotgun sight

+1...for as long as shotguns have been around, the simple front bead is, and has been, THE standard sight for a shotgun

December 13, 2010, 05:13 PM
Haha sorry for the confusion, yeah i know its the normal, I meant like ghost ring or something similar.
I think I saw some where front and rear sights you can attached to the a ribbed barrel and the bead

December 13, 2010, 06:25 PM
Check Cabelas, Midway or Brownells for clamp-on rifle-type sights for shot gun ribs.

December 16, 2010, 04:26 PM
Try Williams Sights, they've got lots of options, like fiber optic bead and mid-barrel bead. They also have ghost ring sights that clamp on. XS sights also has ghost ring sites.

December 17, 2010, 11:01 PM
You can buy a rifle sighted, 20" rem choke bbl for the 870, for around $175.00, maybe less.

Till you fool around w/ buying the sights, finding and paying someone to attach them, it might be well worth it.