Remington 1187 Police tactical sights?

Discussion in 'Shotgun' started by MechTech, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I have been looking for a tactical shotgun project for a while and picked up a 1187 Police 18.5" trade in a few weeks ago at the funstore. It has a bead sight, but I a looking to upgrade to a tactical or ghost ring sight. Anyone have any suggestions beyond Scattergun Tech or Trijicon.
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  2. kolafallarn New Member

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    Aimpoint micro??
  3. Marneaus Moderator

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    I'd avoid any red dot as a primary sight.

    if KISS is the goal here, as we discussed elsewhere, I'd just look at a good solid set of ghost rings. I plan to pick up some trak-lock sights and have them installed on my 870. I had ghost rings on my last 2 shotguns and i guess i kind of took it for granted, just a bead on this one.

    So, i've heard alot of good about the scattergun tec (wilson combat) trak-lock sights.
  4. John New Member

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    I purchased from Remington an 18.5" BBL with a fixed modified choke and rifle sites. Nice accuracy because the sites are on the barrel not barrel and reciever - take a look at it. If you can't find it via Remington, look at AIP Tactical and email JD McQuire and he sells them. Good luck.
  5. John New Member

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    Here is an update on my HD shotgun, a 12g 870, 18.5" bbl. In doing a good amount of patterning at 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 50 yards. 0 - 15yds any cheep OO Buck will be adequate to stop the threat. At 20 - 25, the Federal Flight Control or the Hornady Critical Defense rounds are better in keeping the spread less than 12" Past 25y forget OO Buck - it does not matter if you have a cylinder or a modified choke, a slug may be better. But at 50 yards, my slug accuracy is poor. My point is this, for HD a bead site is more than adequate, plus a cylinder choke barrel weighs less than a fixed modified choke barrel with sites. If you have an extended mag tube, with six rounds in the tube + the heavier barrel, this thing gets heavy! I have changed from the fixed mod. choke bbl to the cyl. bbl and went back to the 4 round tube making the weapon far more manuverable and quick. In a WROL/SHIT situation, sure I'll place the 2 shot extension onto the 870. For now, save your money, keep the bead site and use a rifle for 50+ yard shots.

    Food for thought...

    J
  6. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    John, I completely agree! After some testing of my own, I found the bead sight to be plenty accurate and quick to acquire. I also have a single shot 12 gauge cut down to 18" with a bead sight and wide open choke. It throws Foster slugs in a 4" group at 50 yds when I do my part. I think the ghost ring sights still look cool, but to your point, Not Necessary. Thanks for sharing!

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