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NEW: The Remington 870 DM (detachable magazine) pump action shotgun

December 05, 2017

If someone were to tell me that Remington created a way to enhance and improve their top-of-the-line 870 series of shotguns, I would have never believed it. How could the long-standing, tried and true Remington 870 be changed for the better? Remington was able to change the 870’s feeding system by using a detachable magazine that houses six shells of 12 gauge. To top it off, they added Magpul furniture and just like that, the new Remington 870 DM Magpul was created.

Remington took the main components that we have trusted for years and left them them alone. The trigger component system, bolt system, cross bolt safety, receiver and barrel remains the same as their historically excellent 870 has always been. They changed the feeding system by using a box magazine that allows for quicker and more efficient reloads of the shotgun. The six round magazine plus one in the chamber, along with a loaded magazine in a carry pouch, allows the shooter to have 13 shells of 12 gauge on hand at the range, shooting competition or defensive situation.

The Remington 870 DM that is featured with this review is the Magpul Model. It sports a Magpul SGA stock that allows the user to choose the length of pull by adding or removing sections of the stock. It also has a thick rubber (super cell) recoil pad to absorb the punch-back the 12 gauge offers.

The XS sight system uses a metal ghost ring rear sight that is milled into a full-size 1913 picatinny rail for those who prefer a optic mounted. The front sight is a metal XS ramped-up white dot that aligns nicely with the ghost ring rear sight. The muzzle sports a jagged edged ported choke that can be used defensively or switched out for another size choke for hunting or sporting purposes.

For this Magpul model, the for-end uses an MOE (Magpul Original Equipment) M-LOK to replace the standard polymer “corn cob” for-end. The Magpul M-LOK not only looks tactical but offers the shooter a solid hold with the pumping action. The cycling action has not been altered with the DM models. I compared the cycling stroke with my Remington 870 Express Tactical, and they are identical.

Remington is using the detachable magazine system on six of their shotguns. Each model is a bit different in its own way. Here are the new shotgun models:

870 DM (81350)

  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Black Synthetic Stock with Super Cell Recoil Pad
  • Tactical “Corn Cob” Forend
  • 18.5 Inch Fixed Cylinder Bore Barrel
  • MSRP – $529.00


870 DM

870 DM Magpul (81352)

  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Magpul SGA Stock with Super Cell Recoil Pad
  • Magpul MOE M-LOK Forend
  • 18.5 Inch Rem Choke Barrel with Extended Ported Tactical Choke
  • XS Steel Front Sight, XS Tactical Rail/Ghost Ring Rear Sight
  • MSRP – $799.00

870 DM Magpul

870 DM Tactical / Predator (81354)

  • 3 and 6 Round Detachable Magazines
  • Over Molded ShurShot Thumbhole Stock with Super Cell Recoil Pad
  • Tactical “Corn Cob” Fore-end
  • 18.5 Inch Rem Choke Barrel with two Trulock Extended Chokes (Boar Blaster and Turkey /Predator)
  • XS Steel Front Sight, XS Tactical Rail/Ghost Ring Rear Sight
  • Kryptek Highlander Camo
  • MSRP – $799.00

870 DM Predator/Tactical

870 DM Tac-14 (81348)

  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Shockwave Grip and Magpul Fore-end
  • 14 Inch Cylinder Bore barrel
  • Bead Sight
  • MSRP – $559

870 DM Tac-14

870 DM Hardwood (81351)

  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Hardwood Stock and Fore-end
  • 18.5 Inch Cylinder Bore Barrel
  • Bead Sight
  • MSRP – $529


870 DM Hardwood

  870 DM Tactical (81360)

  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Pistol Grip Buttstock and Tactical “Corn Cob” Fore-end
  • 18.5 Inch barrel with Extended Ported Tactical Choke
  • XS Steel Front Sight, XT Tactical Rail/Ghose Ring Rear Sight
  • MSRP – $799

870 DM Tactical

I took the Remington 870 DM Magpul to the range and it performed excellent. I will attach the video and let the viewers decide how well it functioned. I will say though, through sixty shells of games loads, 00 buckshot and one ounce slugs, the 870 DM fed, fired and ejected every shot loaded.

Watch the video and let us know if the Remington 870 DM 12 gauge shotgun is a firearm you are interested in.

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