Remington 870 Review

Introduced in 1950 to directly compete against the Winchester Model 12, the Remington 870 has become the best selling shotgun in American history with sales numbers in excess of 10 million shotguns! The popularity of the Remington 870 is not unfounded.  The 870 is one of the fastest shooting pump action shotguns available. Utterly reliable and easy to use, the 870 is the standard shotgun that every other shotgun is compared to.

The 870 is a pump action shotgun. The 870 features a bottom-loading, side ejecting receiver, tubular magazine under the barrel, dual action bars, internal hammer, and a bolt which locks into an extension in the barrel.

Barrel length:    18” to 30”
Cartridge:    .410 bore, 28 gauge, 20 gauge, 16 gauge, 12 gauge.
Capacity:    3 to 8 round internal tube magazine

Military Use
The Remington 870 has been used by the US Military since 1961. Currently the use of the 870 is declining in use in favor of the Benelli Semi-Auto configuration.


  • Standard Finish
    • anodized aluminum alloy receiver
    • polished and blued barrel
  • Matte Finish
    • Matte black painted receiver
    • Matte blued barrel
  • Parkerized Finish
    • Parkerized Steel receiver
    • Parkerized barrels
  • Camouflage Painted Models
  • Mariner Model
  • Stocks
    • Wood
    • Composite
    • Collapsible stock w/ pistol grip