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Flowmini98
09-07-2012, 9:10 PM
I was thinking of picking up the MESA side saddle/picatinny rail combo set for my 870. Ive got a TacStar saddle on it now but it doesnt hold the shell very securely.
For those of you with a rail what kind of optic did you mount, and of course pictures are always good too.

Eldraque
09-07-2012, 9:22 PM
Shotguns dont need optics imo..id also get rid of the sidesaddle. They tend to break off and strip screws..just get a buttsock shell holder and a bandolier

jeffrice6
09-07-2012, 9:47 PM
Optic.... Its called a bead

Flowmini98
09-07-2012, 9:55 PM
I agree an optic isn't needed, but I wouldn't mind a ring type sight instead of the bead

Flowmini98
09-07-2012, 9:55 PM
I agree an optic isn't needed, but I wouldn't mind a ring type sight instead of the bead

jyo
09-07-2012, 11:28 PM
I find the simple, plain old bead front sight to be fast and reliable---sometimes the easiest way is best...

static808
09-07-2012, 11:45 PM
my 870 has an optic, mainly due to my wife's cross-dominance. red dot resolved this issue nicely.

870 has an egw picatinny rail with an aimpoint micro, mounted with an american defense quick release low-mount. she's a dream to use. meant the gun, not the wife. actually, the wife too!!

if you have any questions about this setup, PM me. i'd be glad to answer any concerns...

p1choco
09-08-2012, 7:49 AM
Convert that tac star to a card and slap on some velcro.

epilepticninja
09-08-2012, 9:25 AM
I like using optics for slug shooting. I've got a Burris Fastfire III on my Winnie Defender. Thinking of putting one on my semi-auto shotgun.

Flowmini98
09-08-2012, 8:04 PM
Thanks guys..I was just curious what people were using. Ive only used a bead sight but sure wouldnt mind a ghost ring setup.

tm_jones123
09-09-2012, 2:44 AM
Thanks guys..I was just curious what people were using. Ive only used a bead sight but sure wouldnt mind a ghost ring setup.

I always wanted a ghost ring till I bought one.... Soon after went back to the bead.