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Remington 870 Tac-14

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Spats McGee, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Spats McGee

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    Not too long ago, it seemed like there was a lot of hubbub around the Mossberg Shockwave. I do not have one, nor do I foresee getting one, but I did wonder how long it would take for competitors to appear on the market. Enter the Remington 870 Tac-14. I saw them at yesterday's gun show in Little Rock and initially thought they were Shockwaves, until I saw that they were sitting on Remington boxes.
     
  2. Girodin

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    I believer the tac 14 has been out since at least May of this year.
     
  3. Fiv3r

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    Both of them released right around the same time. The LGS has a shockwave sitting there that looks lonely. Rural King has the Tac-14. I'm trying not to talk myself into buying one n the next couple of months.
     
  4. Spats McGee

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    I guess I'm a little behind the times on this one . . . :oops:
     
  5. 444

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    I am buying one if there is one available the next time I am in a gun store.

    I only recently became aware of these.
     
  6. Rshooter

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    If you buy one practice with it, they take some time getting used to.
     
  7. 444

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    That is probably sound advice.
    But, for me; it is just an occasional plinker.
    I own an 870 SBS, I own an 870 AOW, I own a 20" 870 tricked out by Vang Comp, and I have a full sized Wingmaster. So, I can't leave this stone unturned.
     
  8. expat_alaska

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    I think they are a waste of time unless you wear a long coat to conceal it, legally or not. A shotgun is meant to be a shoulder fired weapon, point and shoot, with both eyes open, and I'll take a walnut stocked 870 Wingmaster with a good recoil pad any day.
     
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  9. 444

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    I drove about an hour (each way) today, to a gun store that I figured would have one of these and...............they didn't.
    I guess I should have called first :(

    But, I am now on a mission and tomorrow, I am checking a couple other places. This doesn't seem like something I would have to end up ordering, but maybe I will.
     
  10. Joezilla

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    I went to a local gun shop today also. They had a Shockwave, one only. And it was spoken for. Darn it! I did get to handle it though. I liked it.

    Joe
     
  11. lemaymiami

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    A quick note about short barreled shotguns.... our SRT had one specifically for the team's entry man - figuring that at the moment of entry into a hostile structure maneuverability and one shot stops were the primary focus... After actually using one a bit (and it was certainly death on dogs...) they decided it wasn't as useful as they thought it would be... Once they'd made entry that shorty was simply useless - and the team member with it was out of whatever ensued (at least as far as that shotgun went...).

    I figure they'll sell a few but, as noted in reply #8 - not very useful (and this from a guy who always brought a standard riot gun to any scene where weapons were even a possibility....).
     
  12. 444

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    If the local SWAT team ever calls for my help, I'll be sure to bring something else.

    I am not likely to be using any gun I have in military combat, police raids or anything of the kind. I am a middle aged guy rapidly approaching old age. I buy guns because they interest me and they are fun to shoot; just like I did when I was 20. As participants in internet gun forums I think we often lose sight of the fact that the vast majority of people on these forums are never going to use privately owned firearms for anything other than having fun. At least for me, that is reason enough to buy one and enjoy owning it.
     
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    I totally agree. At age 63 now, I don't think I will be called on to help stop insurrection or go on a drug raid. I buy guns because they peak my interest and some are perhaps out of the ordinary. The Shockwave is one of those out of the ordinary weapons. I don't buy guns or not buy guns because some one on the internet told me they are great or they are useless. What may seem useless to you might just the the most fun weapon ever. I will find out soon as I am ordering the Shockwave next week. If, after putting it through it's paces, I find that I don't care for it, it will be up for sale. I secretly hope that is not the case though.

    Joe
     
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    Ironically, I do occasionally do go on SWAT raids, but I am a paramedic and just stand outside (preferably around the corner) in case something happens. I am not kicking in doors.
    And, I am allowed to carry concealed for my own personal protection. But, I am not showing up with a shotgun (I guess technically this isn't classified as a shotgun, but whatever it is I am not taking it to work).
     
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    I'd prefer around the corner also! ha

    Joe
     
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    My comment about this particular item was only meant to be about its utility in the real world (I could have provided other examples but I try not to get graphic...). I'm long out of police work (my era was 1973-1995) and my next birthday will have a 7 for the first number... I hope I never need a shotgun (or any other firearm) again for the rest of my life.

    I'm not a collector in any sense of the word although I know that some really enjoy buying different firearms - more power to them. For me a riot gun is on the serious business end of things so that's where I'm coming from.

    That's okay, though... my kids don't listen to me either...
     
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    I understand.
    I am just pointing out that very frequently on internet gun forums I see that some people "need" a reason to buy a firearm. To justify it to themselves. They say they are going to hunt with it. Or they say they are using it for self defense. Or they get into some long drawn out discussion about a given firearm's utility clearing a cave in Afganistan with a special ops team or something. In reality, most of us are private citizens, and even those who arn't probably arn't using firearms they bought themselves "on duty". There are people who buy firearms just to have fun with. Take to the range and play with. Admire. And there are even some people who admit to themselves and everybody else that this is why they are buying it and need no other justification.

    I enjoy having these discussions about a given firearm's utility in combat or hunting or whatever as much as the next guy. However, sometimes in my opinion this stuff gets a little bit over the top. Case in point is when the Mossberg Shockwave was discussed in an earlier thread.
     

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