Manufacturer: Remington Arms
Number built: 10,000,000+
Variants: Wingmaster, Express, Marine, SPS, SPS-T, XCS, TAC, Super Mag, MCS
Weight: 7.0 lb (3.2 kg) to 8.0 lb (3.6 kg)
Length: 37.25 in (946 mm) to 50.5 in (1,280 mm)
Barrel length: 18 in (460 mm) to 30 in (760 mm)
Cartridge: 12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, or .410 bore
Feed system: 4+1 to 7+1 round internal tube magazine
Sights: Bead, twin bead, adjustable open sights, or ghost ring (all iron sights). Also cantilever and receiver-mounts for scopes
The Remington Model 870 is a U.S.-made pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC. It is widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense. It is also commonly used by law enforcement and military organizations worldwide. This includes the Toronto Police and Canadian Army.
Sales of the 870 have been steady. They reached 2 million guns by 1973 (ten times the number of Model 31 shotguns it replaced). By 1996, spurred by sales of the basic “Express” models, which were added as a lower-cost alternative to the original Wingmaster line, sales topped seven million guns. On April 13, 2009, the ten millionth Model 870 was produced, and the 870 holds the record for best-selling shotgun in history.