The Remington 887 is an armor-clad upgrade of the world famous model 870. This is a torture-tested shotgun with an impenetrable ArmorLokt finish.
Remington 887: Armor-Clad Pump Gun
The Remington 887 is pretty much like model 870 set apart by a special kind of polymer coating applied to both the barrel and the receiver. As important as these gun parts are, it's a smart move to make them rustproof to increase the weapon's durability and reliability. The model 870 is one of the most versatile shotguns ever made and one of my favorites in my collection. With this kind of feature to enhance the old model, the Remington series of shotguns will be tough to beat.
This 5-round capacity, pump action shotgun is available in barrel lengths of 18.5, 22, 26, and 28 inches. It fires 12-gauge (2-3/4″, 3″, 3-1/2″ chambers) with a solid steel manufactured receiver. The gun also features Hi-Viz front sights, synthetic stocks, giving it an overall weight of 7.5 lbs.
Ease of Use and Performance
A few tests were made to back the claims of this shotgun's impenetrable finish. It was submerged in salt-water in which there were no leaks found. Then the guys at Remington fired 10,000 rounds to see if the heat would affect the coating. No separations were found with these tests done on a single barrel. Furthermore, this model is as easy to handle and as accurate as the Remington 870.
Pros and Cons
This Remington's ArmorLokt finish is apparently a great feature which makes the gun impermeable. It adds to the firearm's toughness and ability to withstand all kinds of hunting conditions. I also like the cushy butt pad because it's useful to dampen the recoil. In the tactical sense, it's one of the reasons why the Remington series of shotguns is adopted by the military and law enforcers. One downside to this model, however, is if you're up for some customization. Finding accessories for the 887 model is a bit difficult compared to the availability of the 870.
Overall Verdict and Price
A shotgun of this quality is always a great buy at $510. Enhancing the firearm's durability and almost no difference in the price tag is simply amazing. Remington shotgun owners will have a hard time ignoring the model 887 considering all the positive things the older model established.
Here's a video about shooting the Remington 887:
The Remington 887 still has a lot to prove mainly due to the legacy of its older brother, the model 870. This is also the reason why you could find this firearm at a cheaper price if you take your time searching. It's good news for those who are planning to purchase the 887 and for beginners who are looking for a rugged shotgun to use for hunting and home defense.
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Let me introduce you to the Remington 887's older brother. Check out the great Remington 870!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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