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Canvas for my 870 project
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:42:40 pm »
So I picked up an older Michigan Police 870 trade in. It's a Wingmaster only 2 3/4" chamber, but I think a great candidate. My plans are to change out the wood for synthetic. Probably a Magpul w/ attached light, or slightly possibly a Streamlight w/ built in light.
The rear is going to be a Mesa Tactical rear so I can run a M4 setup. I really want to run the "High" model for a red dot, but will lose the rear site unless I run a BUIS. And I really like the protected ears built in on this one. Although the ghost ring is missing now, I should be able to find a replacement. So, I'm most likely going w/ their LEO model which keeps the rear site in place.

I plan on getting it refinished in a OD and black or OD and FDE combo.

I paid zero for the gun as it was a trade for a Ruger 22/45 I got for free from our work Christmas party. So I figure I'm ahead of the game in spending right now. I really like the bones on this one and think its a great starting point. What do you all think?


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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 12:57:32 pm »
    Love it.   

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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 12:58:25 pm »
       Ran a M4 buttstock type shotgun before?  I ask because I had been going to do that, but after getting to try a couple, I like "normal" buttstocks again.

       Add a light and refinish...looks pretty nice the way it is  :cool
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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 08:43:31 pm »
    Haven't ran a M4 type yet. Shouldered many at work, though. I really want the pistol grip for one handing things like opening doors. I feel it handles and balances better.


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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 10:21:44 pm »
    I don't know man...I like your plan, but I might leave that one as-is and get another one to tear apart. That's classic beauty right there.
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 01:45:42 am »
    Might want to check this out for an option
    http://www.riflestock.com/store/do/product/SGS/01-01-42

    I've used them before and they feel great.
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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 10:30:41 am »
    If I was going for a PG stock I'd get a Mesa Tactical urbino before I'd get the M4 setup. To me the M4 setup is just uncomfortable on a shotgun, the Benelli style Urbino is better suited. I've got a Mesa Tactical LEO adapter that I need to sell. Let me see if I have all the parts for it and I might be willing to cut you a decent deal on it to clean up my parts box.

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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 03:52:23 pm »
    That's a good looking gun.  I love my police trade in.  I envy your sights though!

    If you're looking to change out the stock, I'd be happy to take the old set off your hands.  Mine's scuffed to splintering.
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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 08:53:41 pm »

    If I was going for a PG stock I'd get a Mesa Tactical urbino before I'd get the M4 setup. To me the M4 setup is just uncomfortable on a shotgun, the Benelli style Urbino is better suited. I've got a Mesa Tactical LEO adapter that I need to sell. Let me see if I have all the parts for it and I might be willing to cut you a decent deal on it to clean up my parts box.

    Thanks for the offer. Let me know and I'll gladly buy it. I do like the Urbino. My Benelli rep even likes it better than the stock stock.


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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014, 10:53:06 pm »
    My Benelli rep even likes it better than the stock stock.
    Especially since the factory PG stock is designed for 7' giants... :-\  I though Italians were short...



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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 12:12:10 am »
    Especially since the factory PG stock is designed for 7' giants... :-\  I though Italians were short...



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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 09:36:28 am »
    HEY, I resemble that remark  :neener
    Do you want to buy a Benelli shotgun?  :scrutiny



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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 10:16:03 am »
    Especially since the factory PG stock is designed for 7' giants... :-\  I though Italians were short...



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    I've shouldered benelli shotguns before with the factory stocks and never had a problem. And I'm only 5'11.

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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 10:21:35 am »
    I've shouldered benelli shotguns before with the factory stocks and never had a problem. And I'm only 5'11.


    Okay...  To be clear, I can use it if I take a more 'traditional' bladed stance.  The problem is (for me) the stock is too long for a more 'squared toward the target' stance.  Even then, it is still technically useable, if a bit akward - just as an A2-style AR-15 stock is.



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    Re: Canvas for my 870 project
    « Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 10:46:07 am »
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    The problem is (for me) the stock is too long for a more 'squared toward the target

    I'm not wearing armor so there is no real advantage to squaring to the target for me. I'd rather present a smaller profile.

    Squaring to the target, even with a short stock, is awkward to me. 20 years of muscle memory from blading to the target is hard to change.

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    I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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