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Mounting peep sights.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by C-grunt, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. C-grunt

    C-grunt Senior Member

    Jun 12, 2005
    Phoenix Az
    Hey guys, this might be a dumb question but Im in the market for a tactical 870 for my HD and patrol shotgun. I have found one I like for relatively cheap but it has only a front bead. I want the rifle type peep sights. I was told they can drill the receiver for the rear sight. Can they do the same for the front sight or am I going to have to get a new barrel with one already attached?

    PS..I can get one issued to me by my dept but I want it to me mine, so when I move to a different position I dont have to take off the goodies and give it back.
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 20, 2002
    A front sight can be installed by a competent smith, but the price will be similar to a new barrel.

    An option, buy the Remchoked, rifle sighted 20" barrel. Take off the rear sight and ignore the base still on the barrel. Add a peep.

    I did this on Number 2. Works great.
  3. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Mar 26, 2004
    AL, NC
    JMHO, but front sights on working shotguns absolutely need to be silver-soldered in place. Yes, rear ghost ring sights are all installed with screws, but a rear sight is no use without a front post.

    While it will cost a good bit to buy a set of aftermarket ghost ring sights and get them professionally installed on a shotgun, it's a one-time investment- if the job is done right.


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