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.
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
Originally posted on Guns and Ammo