Review: Remington 870 DM Magpul 12 Gauge

Reload and respond faster with the Remington 870 DM Magpul 12 Gauge shotgun.

While pump shotguns have been serving in a defensive role for decades, their Achilles heel has been the inevitably slow reload when compared to other platforms that feature a detachable magazine (DM). Feeding one round at a time into a tubular magazine is slower and requires some dexterity that may be unavailable in a stressful situation for some folks. For some of us, shotgun reloads can be timed with a
sundial — until now.

Remington’s new 870 DM pairs a detachable box magazine with the iconic and time-­tested 870 shotgun. (Since 1950, more than 11 million have been manufactured.) Now with a detachable mag, the 870 shotgun is an even stronger selection for defense.

The detachable box magazine is constructed of polymer and steel, and carries six shells. Shield-graphic texturing provides grip during insertion or removal. G&A’s testing showed the magazines will not drop from the receiver, but need to be pulled from the magazine well.

Changing the feeding system on a reliable-­as-­a-­hammer shotgun could be disastrous. A fast reload isn’t worth the effort if it leads to inducing a malfunction that has to be cleared before

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Originally posted on Guns and Ammo