08-18-2012, 12:32 PM
I've got a Remington 887 nitro mag tactical that has a piciatinny rail on top that also doubles as a rear sight which is kind of cool. This is the first shotgun I've owned with picatinny rails. The front side rail is perfect for a weapon light which I have mounted on it. I've noticed that a new "tacticool" trend that seems to be catching on is adding an eotech or some other optic to your HD / tac shotgun. Is anyone using an optic and is there really any value to it? I suppose there could be some merit for hunting or shooting slugs.... I've shot O/U's my whole life (upland birds and clays..) so there is no need for sights... Eyes on the bird, not the barrel and all. Now that I'm jumping into the HD shotgun world, I was just wondering if I was missing some functional advantage that optics offer?