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 Post subject: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Can it be done? I really want a folding stock or a pistol grip stock . I search high and llw and still cant find one. Wth remington




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 Post subject: Re: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Can it be done? I really want a folding stock or a pistol grip stock . I search high and llw and still cant find one. Wth remington

You bought a bran new shotgun that none of the aftermarket companies have really had time to R&D products for vs guns like the 500 and 870 that have been in continuous production for 40-50 years. Besides that nobody sees much of an advantage in the 887 and I'd lay even money that it will be out of production in 5 years. Remington tried to make the Nova. Nobody bought it. Back to the drawing board.

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 Post subject: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:57 pm 
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I disagree. And you obviously havent shot it. Why did it make shotgun of the year 2 years ago? Great shotgun. Maybe you can learn a thing or two about it before bashing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
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I disagree.

That's your right.
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And you obviously havent shot it.

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Why did it make shotgun of the year 2 years ago?

Because a bunch of guys that know more about writing than guns decided to give it an award.
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Great shotgun. Maybe you can learn a thing or two about it before bashing it.

I've read reviews on this site as well as others about people buying them and having nothing but problems. What does the 887 do that makes it so much better than my 870 supermag?
Nothing
Why havn't companies started making aftermarket mods for it like they have done for other guns new to the market?
They know what a sinking ship looks like.
Really it's quite rare for a new model to last long. Go to a gun show and you'll see table after table of guns that are no longer made. Anyone remember the 105cti? Mossberg 9200? SX1? SX2? Not to mention rifles and handguns.

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 Post subject: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Jake,
What do you use your 870 super magnum for? It is a hunting gun, or have you re-configured it for HD (cut the barrel, removed the vent-rib, shortened or changed the stock, new sight, etc.). I have several 870's and have toyed with the idea of converting a super mag for HD (probably no real reason to do so, other than to give myself an excuse to buy another gun to work on :D ).


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 Post subject: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Robby3006 wrote:
I disagree. And you obviously havent shot it. Why did it make shotgun of the year 2 years ago? Great shotgun. Maybe you can learn a thing or two about it before bashing it.


Robby:

nobody likes to bash a guys gun choice, if he's already bought it, even if we don't like or recommend it. (It's another thing altogether to do so if a post says..."what do you think about brand x gun vs. brand y gun?")

I think Jake's first response to you was honest and didn't bash your choice at all. It's just true that there are limited accessories for that particular gun, and that it is not selling in large quantities. He was being honest with you and giving you some experienced advice.

Your two choices may be to use the gun as it came from the factory, or sell it and buy an 870 or 500.

I personally like Browning BPS and Ithaca M37's a lot better than the 887. (and for that matter, I like them better than 870's and 500's as well) And there are very limited accessories for the BPS if you want folding stocks, etc. Fortunately, I use mine much like 98% of law enforcement officers do - with the factory wood stock. If that is not your cup of tea, i.e., you really want a folding stock, maybe you will need to get another gun.

By the way, just because Shooting Times or Outdoor Life declares something as a "Gun of the Year" doesn't mean they will be widely accepted by the public, nor that lot's of aftermarket parts will be developed. Usually, time will tell in that regard.


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 Post subject: Re: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:40 pm 
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NYShooter wrote:
Jake,
What do you use your 870 super magnum for? It is a hunting gun, or have you re-configured it for HD (cut the barrel, removed the vent-rib, shortened or changed the stock, new sight, etc.). I have several 870's and have toyed with the idea of converting a super mag for HD (probably no real reason to do so, other than to give myself an excuse to buy another gun to work on :D ).

It accepts any 870 barrel. I have the full 28" for hunting and clays, and an 18" for HD. It also accepts most 870 parts. At one point it looked like this.
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Now it's back to this.

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 Post subject: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:13 pm 
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To the OP, Robby3006, you bought a purpose made hunting SG, and I'm assuming that's what you do with it primarily. By the time you spend money on parts to make it more suitable for HD/SD, you'll likely have spent enough to buy another gun. I'd recommend considering a 25077; it's a basic 870 designed for your secondary purpose.


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 Post subject: Re: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
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Ferdinand wrote:
To the OP, Robby3006, you bought a purpose made hunting SG, and I'm assuming that's what you do with it primarily. By the time you spend money on parts to make it more suitable for HD/SD, you'll likely have spent enough to buy another gun. I'd recommend considering a 25077; it's a basic 870 designed for your secondary purpose.

I believe he has the 887 tactical model with extended tube and shorter barrel.

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 Post subject: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Robby3006 wrote:
I disagree. And you obviously havent shot it. Why did it make shotgun of the year 2 years ago? Great shotgun. Maybe you can learn a thing or two about it before bashing it.


Robby:

nobody likes to bash a guys gun choice,

I think Jake's first response to you was honest and didn't bash your choice at all.


Sorry, I'll bash it, with a bad review it got from someone who does know shotguns http://randywakeman.com/ClunkerOf2009Award.htm

I have yet to read or hear a truly positive review on the 887.

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 Post subject: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Works great for me. It shoots great, looks great, it can take a beating, its accurate. Never had a FTF or FTE. I love it and will continute to use it. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Since the 887 is based on the 870 reciever and barrel it might be possible to "slightly" modify an 870 folder or p/g to fit the 887 reciever. So, how bad do you want one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKO-Pistol-Gri ... 0677122688


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 Post subject: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:04 pm 
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I want pistol grip attacked to shoulder stock not just the grip


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 Post subject: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:45 am 
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Hey guys....for the friendliest gun site on the web you guys don't come off that way...I was looking for a dedicated shotgun forum to join and found this site...I too own a 887 as well as several other shotguns and to be honest it is my favorite out of them. I saw a remark about bad reviews which there were when the gun first introduced and this was for two reasons. 1- there was a extractor problem out of the gate....this has been remedied. 2 - it looks and operates slightly different than the 870, if you limp wrist it the gun will malfunction and the slide release is in a different but much better spot. Many people cannot get over the differences, I understand that, many folks do not like change.
There are MANY positives to this shotgun that far out weigh learning to use it. 1 - This is the softest shooting 12ga I have ever shot. 2 - it is practicably indestructible. 3 - Control location is fantastic. 4 - Patterns much better than than an unmodified 870. 5 - No scorching hot barrel to worry about burning yourself on. 6 - Will eat every size ammo you throw at it. 7 - pulls up and aims amazingly well.
This shotgun is a natural evolution for Remington and is a whole different manufacturing process....has it been perfect...no...BUT may I please remind you that the 870 had it's birthing issues also....but most of you wont remember that cause it was close to 50 years ago.
Most importantly never dog someone on their weapons choice, we already have the gov't trying to regulate them into impossibility...we gun owners need to stick together!


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 Post subject: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:43 am 
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I shot one I didn't think it was a bad gun. I didn't like how far back the forend goes when you rack it. But as far as function I wouldn't hesitate to use one for home defense if it was all I had. I still prefer the 870 but that is just personal opinion and not founded on any hard data that makes the 870 better.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:57 am 
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Hey guys....for the friendliest gun site on the web you guys don't come off that way...I was looking for a dedicated shotgun forum to join and found this site...I too own a 887 as well as several other shotguns and to be honest it is my favorite out of them. I saw a remark about bad reviews which there were when the gun first introduced and this was for two reasons. 1- there was a extractor problem out of the gate....this has been remedied. 2 - it looks and operates slightly different than the 870, if you limp wrist it the gun will malfunction and the slide release is in a different but much better spot. Many people cannot get over the differences, I understand that, many folks do not like change.

I'm glad you like your shotgun, I really am. I guess I was in a bad mood that day but I tried nicely to explain the lack of aftermarket support for the platform and was basically told I don't know what I'm talking about so I took away the sugar coating. Anyone is welcome to use whatever gun they want. It's no skin off my nose. Now let me address a few of your points.


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There are MANY positives to this shotgun that far out weigh learning to use it. 1 - This is the softest shooting 12ga I have ever shot.

This is highly subjective. Many things can effect perceived recoil such as weight of the gun, load, stance, mount, and fit of the gun. Your experience will differ from that of a 5'2" 120# woman or a 6'8" 300# man. Seeing how the gun is rather light I'm guessing the gun fits you well. That's great.

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2 - it is practicably indestructible.

As indestructible as any steel and plastic gun.

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3 - Control location is fantastic.

It's all what you're used to. You like it. That's great. (for you)

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4 - Patterns much better than than an unmodified 870.

Once again this is highly subjective. It's well known that what patterns well in one gun may not pattern the same in another gun even if they are the same make and model. Change the load, the choke, or the gun and those stellar patterns may not be as good. Once again, the gun/choke combo patterns your chosen load. That's great. (for you)

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5 - No scorching hot barrel to worry about burning yourself on.

I hold my gun by the stock and forend.

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6 - Will eat every size ammo you throw at it.

So does the super magnum, 835, 535, nova, and supernova and those are just the pumps.

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7 - pulls up and aims amazingly well.

Once again, the gun fits YOU well.

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This shotgun is a natural evolution for Remington and is a whole different manufacturing process....has it been perfect...no...BUT may I please remind you that the 870 had it's birthing issues also....but most of you wont remember that cause it was close to 50 years ago.
Most importantly never dog someone on their weapons choice, we already have the gov't trying to regulate them into impossibility...we gun owners need to stick together!

Once again, I'm truly glad you like your gun and that it works well for you. I agree we need to stick together as gun owners. Use whatever gun you want. I'm glad you guys like yours. Nowhere did I once say you should get rid of yours or that nobody should be allowed to own them. I was simply trying to explain why there is little aftermarket support for that platform and why there likely won't ever be. Keep on shooting and have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Re: Shortening my 887 remington tactical....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:04 pm 
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liljake82,
I appreciate your response, I too get a little grumpy over stuff....email, text and forums don't always convey the emotion behind a message and they can come off callous, cold or hateful sounding when they are not meant that way at all :D

liljake82 wrote:
Sgt. Slammer wrote:
Hey guys....for the friendliest gun site on the web you guys don't come off that way...I was looking for a dedicated shotgun forum to join and found this site...I too own a 887 as well as several other shotguns and to be honest it is my favorite out of them. I saw a remark about bad reviews which there were when the gun first introduced and this was for two reasons. 1- there was a extractor problem out of the gate....this has been remedied. 2 - it looks and operates slightly different than the 870, if you limp wrist it the gun will malfunction and the slide release is in a different but much better spot. Many people cannot get over the differences, I understand that, many folks do not like change.

I'm glad you like your shotgun, I really am. I guess I was in a bad mood that day but I tried nicely to explain the lack of aftermarket support for the platform and was basically told I don't know what I'm talking about so I took away the sugar coating. Anyone is welcome to use whatever gun they want. It's no skin off my nose. Now let me address a few of your points.


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There are MANY positives to this shotgun that far out weigh learning to use it. 1 - This is the softest shooting 12ga I have ever shot.

This is highly subjective. Many things can effect perceived recoil such as weight of the gun, load, stance, mount, and fit of the gun. Your experience will differ from that of a 5'2" 120# woman or a 6'8" 300# man. Seeing how the gun is rather light I'm guessing the gun fits you well. That's great.

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2 - it is practicably indestructible.

As indestructible as any steel and plastic gun.

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3 - Control location is fantastic.

It's all what you're used to. You like it. That's great. (for you)

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4 - Patterns much better than than an unmodified 870.

Once again this is highly subjective. It's well known that what patterns well in one gun may not pattern the same in another gun even if they are the same make and model. Change the load, the choke, or the gun and those stellar patterns may not be as good. Once again, the gun/choke combo patterns your chosen load. That's great. (for you)

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5 - No scorching hot barrel to worry about burning yourself on.

I hold my gun by the stock and forend.

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6 - Will eat every size ammo you throw at it.

So does the super magnum, 835, 535, nova, and supernova and those are just the pumps.

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7 - pulls up and aims amazingly well.

Once again, the gun fits YOU well.

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This shotgun is a natural evolution for Remington and is a whole different manufacturing process....has it been perfect...no...BUT may I please remind you that the 870 had it's birthing issues also....but most of you wont remember that cause it was close to 50 years ago.
Most importantly never dog someone on their weapons choice, we already have the gov't trying to regulate them into impossibility...we gun owners need to stick together!

Once again, I'm truly glad you like your gun and that it works well for you. I agree we need to stick together as gun owners. Use whatever gun you want. I'm glad you guys like yours. Nowhere did I once say you should get rid of yours or that nobody should be allowed to own them. I was simply trying to explain why there is little aftermarket support for that platform and why there likely won't ever be. Keep on shooting and have fun.

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