The gun itself
Remington M870 Pistol grip Version This gun is an excellent
replica. It’s heavy and well made though consisting mostly of ABS plastic.
The weight is quite impressive.
It weighs in at 2kg (4 pounds) which is just right for holding it in one hand.
(U talkin’ to me punk? ;)
I choose the pistol grip
version over the full stock since I planned on using this for CQB and the
full stock would get in the way. (although still wanting the M1100 Fullstock
ever since I got this puppy)
The loading hatch
Loading the shells
Shell being ejected
Shell being loaded
The gun’s action is just
like the real steel. You load shells under the gun (see above) and the gun
holds a total of 4 in the magazine tube and 1 in the chamber. You then cycle
the pump the front grip and thereby load a shell into the chamber. The simply
press the trigger and the BB’s go flying. Repeat as necessary
Magazine tube extensions
are available for the real steel version which I _think_ will fit the Maruzen
version. I’m actually planning on ordering one from ASPI Tactical.
found out, through a great review at Arnie’s
Airsoft concerning aftermarket parts, that the Real Steel Remington
folding stock will fit the Maruzen M870.
The sound of the
gas tank: A nice thing about this piece
is, that it uses loose gas tanks, which you can change in the heat of battle.
I tested one full tank and fired shells with different amounts of BB’s in
them. After I had fired 100 shots off the same tank I stopped. This gun ROCKS
when it comes to gas usage.
Skirmish ability: As
mentioned earlier this gun is mainly usable for CQB/Building scenarios. It
simply does not have the range for outdoor/Woodland skirmishes when using
more than one BB. And that ruins the point of having a shotgun.
I’ve gotten some 0,12’s
tested and the actually spread very nicely. I found the best way was to use
5-6 BB’s per shell and still be able to achieve sufficient power. (shoot a
guy in the ass from 1½ meters one word: FUN ;)
M870 Manual – The official manual for the real-steel Remington
Tac Mount – A Page with details of kits to mount Surefire lights
and lasers onto the shotgun
Extension Kit @ ATI Gun Stocks – details of magasine extension
tubes for the M870/M1100
Manual – the official US Government’s operators guide to the M870
Remington 870 laser mounting – a custom method for
fitting a laser unit to the end of the 870, not a method I would recommend
– an article about shotguns and their use in a tactical environment. It’s
a VERY good read
The original website is from this page here: http://www.angelfire.com/tx/ShotGun/
“The MultiPurpose Shotgun”
Wednesday, May 9, 2001 9:37 AM copyright 2001 ArniesAirsoft