Gun Report

Remington 870 Express Magnum Folding Stock 12 Gauge

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Though it looked rough and tough and all business, the 870 with its folding stock didn’t please us in the least. We could shoot it fast and it always worked, but the stock left a lot to be desired for serious use, we thought.

Remington 870 Express Magnum Folding Stock 12 Gauge

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Home Defense
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The controls include the bolt release in front of the trigger guard, the lockable safety just behind the trigger, a superb and solid pistol grip with a small trap in its butt, sling-swivel studs, and a button-deployable, side-folding stock. Finish and workmanship were superb, but we didn’t like that stock.
Here’s a lefty’s look at the stock mechanism. If you get your face too far forward, you’ll be eating that hinge. The folding arm and the butt portion of the stock are polymer. There’s no cushion for the face.
The stock holds three spare rounds, easily accessed by the shooter. However, we doubt many will want to add more weight to the gun, though it would cut recoil. We found the 870 to be very uncomfortable to shoot in any configuration, but especially with the stock folded.

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