A friend and I got together today and decided it was nice enough to go shooting. I have some good news for Marlinman and anyone else that I talked to about using Loctite on my new Remington 870 Tactical. I decided to put some more lead down range again and kept an eye on the barrel clamp and choke tube to see if they would work loose again before I decided to go with applying any Loctite to them. I am happy to report that neither one moved at all during my time shooting it. I put about 30 or so rounds down range and there was no movement at all. I guess I just didn't tighten either one properly when I reassembled the shotgun after cleaning it my first time.
The good news is that now I don't need to use Loctite since I figured it out what was wrong. My shotgun also ran like a champ today with the exception of one misfeed, but I attribute that to user error on short shucking it more than anything since it rather easy to do with the Remingtons. While I have only put about 70 or so rounds through my 870, ,as of right now I am going to say that I am still one of the lucky 1 out of 1,000 who got a good shotgun as far as build quality is concerned. It might take another 100 to 200 rounds to know for certain, but so far I have a good feeling about my first shotgun purchase.
Both my friend and I shot various .22LRs, 9mms, and the like. I even borrowed my Mother's CCW pistol, the Sig Sauer P250, and color me impressed. Even though it is a DAO pistol with the typical heavy revolver-like trigger pull, I really liked the feel of it. Also, a gentlemen at the range had a Stevens 300 that he let me shoot as well. I must say that I am now officially hooked on bolt guns and might get me a Stevens 300 in the future (that Accutrigger is awesome
). Overall, it was a great day to go shooting and I had a lot of fun. Both my friend and I ended up staying at the range for over 4 hours.
I guess the moral of this little random thought for today is that despite all the political BS that is happening right now in the country just try to go out and live life. Sure things seem dark right now, but I say just enjoy what you like to do and don't let it keep you down.