View Full Version : Replacing 870 Slug Barrel Sights?

November 28, 2001, 07:19 PM
I have a 20 or 21" barrel for my 870 that has rifle sights on it. They are too high for me. When I throw the gun up to shoot, I have to then move my head up to align the sights.

I have this for HD and would like a lower, more simple, more robust sight setup.

Does anyone know of a company that makes replacement sights for this barrel? I would like a solution that I can simply swap out.

Thanks for any help,

November 28, 2001, 08:12 PM
Wow. I have the exact opposite problem. I have a rifle-sighted 870 that has a Monte Carlo stock. That stock places my head so high that I can not see through the rear sight.
I will be putting a set of old police trade-in stocks (that I am refinishing) on to fix that.
Perhaps you might want to look into an MC stock. They're fairly cheap and certainly fill the requirement of "easy swap".
Good luck,

Dave McC
November 29, 2001, 06:18 AM
Why don't you guys swap stocks(G)?....

Seriously, Steve, how about making your cheek weld a little lower on your face? I cheek my 870 TB trap tool high, right up under the cheek bone, but my standard stocks are cheeked a bit lower.

IOW, shoot with more of a heads up stance. It sounds like you "Crawl" the stock a bit too much.

Make SURE your 870's EMPTY,then practice mounting it at home and groove the new weld in. Bet it works, unless your physiognomy is quite far from median.