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Old 02-02-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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I have a Remington 870 youth model shotgun, and I was thinking of making it a tactical shotgun. Does anyone know if it is worth it and or places to look for stuff to do it.

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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The pieces and parts are easy to find. Brownells or Midway USA are two places that carry several brands (mesa tactical or choate for example) of tactical parts for the remington.

Now, should you do it? Well, if you really want to save money and use a gun you already own, you could legally cut down the barrel to 18.5" and buy a magazine extension (to let it hold a couple more rounds) and big safety button (making it easier and quicker to turn off safety).

If it REALLY is for home defense, it doesn't have to look nice or have a bunch of fancy accessories hung from it. If you want it to LOOk nice, you'll wind up spending more on a tactical barrel and other parts than you would on a new tactical model.

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TPAM has it right, the short stock on the youth is great for HD guns, just take an appetite suppressant on the "tacticool" stuff. Mag extension, maybe a side saddle and a surefire foregrip and ghost rings and let it rest. IMO

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I really don't have to cut down the barrel. It already has a 20 in on it so i can put a 8 round extension instead of a 7 in.

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I really don't have to cut down the barrel. It already has a 20 in on it so i can put a 8 round extension instead of a 7 in.
Yeah, twenty inches is close enough to the minimum allowed. I wouldn't bother cutting it either. But even my 18.5" barrel is hard to maneuver through the home when I hear something odd.

The best thing you could do with your firearm is unload it and practice working through the rooms of your house. Figure out how to use the gun and a flashlight at night, which are the harder rooms to "clear", etc...
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TPAM has it right, the short stock on the youth is great for HD guns, just take an appetite suppressant on the "tacticool" stuff. Mag extension, maybe a side saddle and a surefire foregrip and ghost rings and let it rest. IMO
+ 1 on the bling hill.

If it's truly a HD weapon, who gives a sh1t what it looks like. What more does it need to do besides going click-boom every time you ask it to?

Another thing, if your not a LEO, and/or do not hold a current/recent deer tag, you have no business/excuse (except intent) having a scatter-gun loaded with 00 buck or slugs.

The more tacticool it is (or lethal the load), the easier the prosecutor's job is to show intent as he waves your gun around the court room showing it to the jury!

Presto; the less believable your 'self-defense' story becomes!


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Another thing, if your not a LEO, and/or do not hold a current/recent deer tag, you have no business/excuse (except intent) having a scatter-gun loaded with 00 buck or slugs.

The more tacticool it is (or lethal the load), the easier the prosecutor's job is to show intent as he waves your gun around the court room showing it to the jury!

Presto; the less believable your 'self-defense' story becomes!
Here in TX, you are allowed to defend your home properly. I wouldn't go riding around town with a street sweeper, but anyone that attempts to harm my family will need to understand my legal right to defend with lethal force. I don't WANT to ever use that right, but I will if it comes down to my wife and children vs. some criminal...
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Yeah, but Texas is a special case. They are the only state allowed to have their flag at the same height as the American Flag at State and Government Buildings. That alone says something.

I believe they still have the right to Succeed if they don't like the way things are going.

In Texas a prosecutor who goes after a hard working family man in a self defense situation will probably be out of office faster than the trial can proceed.

In Kalifornia he will be the next Governor....

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Here in TX, you are allowed to defend your home properly. I wouldn't go riding around town with a street sweeper, but anyone that attempts to harm my family will need to understand my legal right to defend with lethal force. I don't WANT to ever use that right, but I will if it comes down to my wife and children vs. some criminal...
janikphoto, you really missed my point. Here in FL we also have the castle doctrine which states;

"The bill permits a person to use force, including deadly force, without fear of criminal prosecution or civil action for damages, against a person who unlawfully and forcibly enters the person's dwelling, residence,or occupied vehicle. Additionally, the bill abrogates the common law duty to retreat when attacked before using deadly force that is reasonably necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm."

I have no problem defending and protecting if forced to do so.

I do think there are times when the use of a 12 # sledge hammer is entirely appropriate to kill a house fly. I do not however, sense the obligation to do so.
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^ You also need a hug.

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