Remington 870 TAC
The Remington 870 TAC is aimed purely at home defense. With a [email protected] overall length it’s an exceptionally maneuverable firearm that comes with the visual impact too thanks to that bird’s head Shockwave Raptor pistol grip.
You only get 5 rounds, so this shotgun does suffer from a lack of capacity. Like most of them. But it’s the first line of defense and, when coupled with a high capacity handgun, it should get you through most home defense situations.
Just be ready to throw it down and draw a second weapon, or you’re cutting it fine.
Because it’s long enough and cannot be shouldered, it isn’t classed as a full shotgun either, or a short-barrel shotgun. That means it isn’t subject to federal Class3/NFA regulations and you don’t have to register it as such.
Need More Shells? You Have a Problem
If you need more shells than this, you’ve got a seriously determined invader on your hands and you’ll wish you’d plumped for the twin tube Kel Tec KSG instead.
For most of us, one or two shotgun blasts is enough to convince most people they have got the wrong house. It could also be a useful weapon to deter bears and other large wildlife too.
It’s a fixed choke, aim and fire shotgun that takes 2 and ¾ and 3” shells. So you can load it up with brutal shells and keep it next to your bed for the worst case scenario.
Remington have a reputation for reliability, which is the main factor in a home defense shotgun. You want to know it’s going to work and you can sacrifice extra shells and bells and whistles for a gun that is going to protect you and your family when you need it most.
It’s a cost-effective shotgun, and it’s on sale right now at Brownells.
Remington 870 TAC Need to Know
Class: No Class 3/NFA requirements
Capacity: 4+1 shells