I have a 120 Ranger 12 guage with the vent rib barrel. I've kicked around either purchasing a new or used 870 Tactical model or doing a conversion on my 120. Money is tight, so I'm leaning toward re-working the 120.
I've had very limited sucess finding much in the line of parts for this job. Does anyone know if the 1300 "Defender" barrel will work on the 120? From what I understand, the 120 is very similar to the 1200/1300 line, but all of the barrels I've seen that would be suitable for my purpose say they are for the "Defender" model. I'd like to keep the original barrel and stock to have the option to return the gun to original down the road, so a cut down is not an option.
My plan is to add a synthetic conventional stock of some type, a higher capacity mag tube, hi-viz sights and a light mount for a Streamlight Night Fighter II LED. Does anyone know what products would be best suited for this job and where to locate them?
There's also the issue of the glossy finish on the receiver. I'd prefer it to match the barrel, but there goes my theory of having the option of putting the gun back original. I prefer the parkarized look.
I'm a handgun guy and a bit out of my element. Any help would be appreciated. The more I put my thoughts down in writing, the more practical an 870 Tactical is sounding?