Saturday, September 29, 2012

Magpul 870 SGA FDE Stock And Forend Review

Well, I've always thought the Magpul 870 stocks were ugly (the forends look good IMO...) but the flat dark earth version is a little more aesthetically pleasing than the rest; at least to me.    Here's a run down of the pros and cons for the stock and forend:



-12.5''-14.5'' adjustable LOP
-Very easy to install

-I find the grip angle very ergonomic
-The fit with the receiver is great
-The grip area allows for better retention in the event of a gun grab attempt
-Adjustable cheek risers for use with optics availible
-A couple different options to attach slings
-Standard 870 recoil pads can be used with the stock (requires an additional Magpul adaptor)


-Cost (anywhere from $85-100)
-It's ugly looking
-Only available for Remington 870s at the moment; Magpul says the Mossberg versions are in the works



-Cost (between $25-35 most places)
-Ease of installation 
-Modularity (slots accept standard Magpul rails and accessories)
-Very solid fit; no wobble like some forends
-The built in handstop really helps you get a positive grip to run the gun hard even with sweaty hands
-Looks good


-Creates wear marks on the barrel/mag tube (doesn't bother me but it may bother some)

Here's a video of me shooting the gun below and discussing some of the pros and cons of the setup:

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