Rarely does a firearm hold it’s own against the ongoing competition year after year. Something even more rare is a shotgun holding it’s own generation after generation, in it’s original form, unaltered despite ever-changing trends and “coolness factors”. Say hello to the Remington 870 Wingmaster.
The Remington 870 Wingmaster is just as smooth as ever and just as reliable as can be expected. The Wingmaster is truly a first class device in pure shotgunning form whether hunting, sporting, defending or just having fun.
If you are not familiar with the famous 870 Wingmaster, you are looking at a shotgun of pure precision and strength. This gun is available in 12 gauge (both 2 3/4 and 3 inch shells), 20 gauge, 28 gauge and .410 bore. The Wingmaster’s twin action bars keep the chambering and ejection at optimum performance and the weight and balance allows an easily discovered natural point of aim.
Even when it’s dirty, the 870 outperforms everything else on the market today. The receiver is cut from a solid billet of steel and frankly, seems to shoot under any conditions you put it through. Our Wingmaster got dropped in the mud during a pouring rain deer hunt, but after a quick flush of the barrel with some water and a quick wipe with a dirty rag into the receiver, the gun shot like it was new off the production floor and cycled the next shell smoothly and cleanly. It’s pretty incredible, can you tell that we were impressed?
The stock and forend are custom quality American walnut, clean finished and classically checkered. The receiver and barrel feature highly polished bluing and the barrel comes standard with a beaded front and ventilated ribbing.
Think you’ll need accessories? You don’t have enough years left in your life to use all the available accessories for the 870. From every choke tube imaginable, barrel lengths and configurations, slug barrels, trab barrels, skeet, upland game, deer hunting – you name it, they’ve got it. If you’re looking at options for home defense or tactical use, Remington’s got them as well. From pistol grips to entire tactical retrofits, they’ve got plenty of accessories to choose from.
There’s a reason that the sixty year old Remington 870 Wingmaster is the best selling shotgun of all time – ten million units and counting. The long and short of this is simple: if you’re looking for the best pump-action shotgun, this is the one to get.