Remington® Expands Popular Model 870™ Express® Tactical Line

January 05 2009

Madison, N.C. – The Remington Model 870 pump-action has long been the gold standard for tactical and home defense shotguns for their absolute reliability, dependability and ease of operation.  Model 870 Express Tactical shotguns stand and deliver with the swift pointing characteristics and unfailing reliability that have made them legendary.   New for 2009, two highly functional and versatile 12-gauge platforms join our expansive line of tactical shotguns - Model 870 Express Tactical with Gray Powder Coat Finish and the Model 870 Express Tactical with XS® Ghost Ring Sights.

These durable shotguns start with the proven, dependable Model 870 action which features twin-action bars for ultra-reliable feeding, extraction and ejection. The guns handle both 2 3/4 and 3-inch loads. A factory-installed, two-round magazine extension raises the overall capacity to seven rounds and the 18 1/2-inch carbon steel, hammer-forged barrel is fast handling and delivers consistent patterns thanks to the ported Extended Tactical Rem™ Choke tube.   Their receivers are milled from a solid block of billet steel and both models have rugged black synthetic stocks and tactical-style fore-ends with sling swivel studs installed.  Receivers are drilled and tapped for mounting optics.

The Model 870 Express Tactical with Gray Powder Coat Finish has a bead-sighted barrel and the receiver and barrel are finished with a gun metal gray powder coat for increased durability and reduced glare. 

The Model 870 Express Tactical with XS Ghost Ring Sights is optimized for rapid target acquisition and precise shot placement with a front XS blade sight and a XS Ghost Ring rear sight mounted on the receiver.  This “Remington exclusive” sighting system is fully adjustable for windage and elevation.

Offerings for 2009 are as follows: 
Remington® Model 870 Express Tactical 
 Model 870 Express Tactical Gray Powder
Coat Finish 
870 Express Tactical XS Ghost Ring
Gauge  12 (2 ¾ or 3-inch)  12 (2 ¾ or 3-inch) 
Overall Capacity 
BBL Length  18 1/2 inches  18 1/2 inches 
Barrel Type  Standard Contour
Rem Choke (Tactical Ext) 
Standard Contour
Rem Choke (Tactical Ext) 
Sights  Bead Sight  XS Ghost Ring w/Front Blade 
Metal Finish  Gray Powder Coat  Matte Black 
Overall Length  38 ½ (40 ½ with Tactical Choke)  38 ½ (40 ½ with Tactical Choke) 
Length of Pull  14 inches  14 inches 
Drop (Comb)  1 1/2 inches  1 1/2 inches 
Drop (Heel)  2 1/2 inches  2 1/2 inches
Stock Material  Synthetic  Synthetic 
Stock Finish  Matte Black  Matte Black 
Avg. Weight  7 1/2 lbs  7 1/2 lbs