Contrary to popular belief, the tactical shotgun is not extinct. There are still things a shotgun can do that a rifle cannot. Modern tactical shotgun ammunition is amazingly accurate, capable of achieving incredibly tight patterns. Combined with their ability to fire breaching, impact or frangible rounds, tactical shotguns remain essential components of any well-outfitted law enforcement team.

Semi-automatic shotguns are popular, but for many the pump gun remains the first choice. Properly configured, it is easy to carry, simple to deploy, uncompromisingly reliable and deadly at practical fighting distances. The key is to keep it simple. Make only the necessary additions, maintaining a manageable weight and eliminating potential obstructions. Helpful in this regard are the sleek, durable and compact shotgun accessories manufactured by Magpul.

Magpul makes polymer accessories used by every major AR rifle manufacturer in the industry. Its lightweight PMAG magazine is the first choice among professionals and enthusiasts alike, and the Magpul Original Equipment (MOE) line of products has allowed companies to provide excellent stocks, grips and magazines for high-quality yet affordable production rifles. Given the company’s success in the AR market, it was only a matter of time before Magpul made its way into shotguns. With its new Remington 870 line, Magpul hopes to provide shotgun users the same level of solid quality and affordability enjoyed by buyers of the company’s AR goods. Now it was time to put the new gear to the test.

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