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ParanoidCivilian
01-11-2012, 6:52 AM
Anyone add a picatinny rail to their 870? How does it look? I do not have the hole drilled and tapped and I'm looking for an alternative.

prc77
01-11-2012, 7:18 AM
if you add the rail to the reciever. Your front sight will more than likey need to be changed also. Or run a RDS

Easy2putt
01-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Yep..I'm thinking about it also as I only have the front bead sight..but mo-money and mo-money..

but think it looks pretty tight:

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-131422099232374_2188_379169

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-131422099232374_2189_173017

NYCShooter
01-11-2012, 12:53 PM
What kind of sights are on your gun? If only a bead, you may have a problem. If so, you could add an XS Big Dot over the existing bead, which would probably work. http://www.xssights.com/index.php?nID=sights&cID=Sights&pID=sights&sID=shotgun

I use GR sights and added a 5 1/2" Mesa rail, very low profile, and had no sighting issues. http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27200/Product/SHOTGUN-RECEIVER-MOUNT-PICATINNY-RAIL

BigDogatPlay
01-11-2012, 1:31 PM
If you really think you need one, the Mesa 5.5 inch, as noted above, is an excellent solution.

The gun pictured above looks really cool.... and there is no way I'd carry it into a fight. VFG have a bad habit of putting torque on the operating rods. If those get bent even slightly out of shape, the gun may not run when you need it to. Then there is all that extra weight that isn't really doing anything.

Simpler is better, at least the way I think about a fighting shotgun.

aippi
01-11-2012, 1:46 PM
Messa 6 round side saddle with rail.