Gun Report

Remington Express Tactical 12-Gauge Pump Action, $346

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The Remington 870 Express Tactical is an affordable shotgun with the advantages of Remington’s limited lifetime warranty and proven quality. We liked the magazine capacity, and we will take the muzzle brake, even if we could not discern its effectiveness. The shortcoming is the simple bead front sight, which limits slug accuracy past 10 yards. Conversely, as a shotgun to be used only with buckshot and only in the home, the bead front sight is a good choice.

Remington Express Tactical 12-Gauge Pump Action, $346

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Barrel Material
Length of Pull

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We found the muzzle brake of the 870 Express Tactical may have softened recoil to an extent with the heaviest loads.
The solid recoil pad was okay, but we preferred the vented pads of the other shotguns.
The Tactical is an able housegun.
The simple bead front sight was fast at short range, but it was less precise at longer range.

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