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Ghost Ring Sights

Custom Remington 870 Police

When somebody asks me what I should do to my shotgun one of my first suggestions would be to add ghost ring sights. For many shooters, myself included, the ghost ring sight is one of the fastest types of sights for target acquisition. It is fairly accurate, easy to use, and obscures the target less than nearly all other non-optical sights. Because of this, ghost ring sights are commonly installed on combat shotguns. In my opinion, the ghost ring sight is the fastest and easiest to use shotgun sight available.

Staked Front Sight

My favorite ghost ring sight is made by Scattergun Technologies. It requires drilling and tapping of the receiver for the rear sight and the front sight is epoxyed on over the existing bead sight at the front of the barrel. I usually go a step further on my installs and stake the front sight through the bead sight so it doesn’t fall off during heavy use.

If you are thinking about having these sights installed on your Remington 870 or 11-87 or just have questions feel free to e-mail me or give me a call. The sights usually run around $115 to $150 dollars from Brownells and I charge $90.00 to install them, that includes staking the front sight.

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Top view of Scattergun Technologies rear sight made by Trijicon







Close up view of the rear Trijicon Ghost Ring Sight







Trijicon Ghost Ring Sight front view




357 Magnum Maximum or “Max”

357 Magnum Max Cartridge

Here is something you don’t see very often ‪#‎rifle‬ ‪#‎pistol‬ ‪#‎firearm‬‪#‎ammunition‬ on the left a ‪#‎357Magnum‬ ‪#‎revolver‬ round and on the right a‪#‎357MagnumMax‬ revolver round I would love to have a ‪#‎leveraction‬ rifle chambered for the 357 magnum max cartridge.

The Right Tool for the Job

The right tool for the job
The Right Tools for the Job… I remember back in my younger years my first pistol was a Taurus PT 92 AF. I took such good care of that gun. I remember taking it to a local gunsmith in my area to have night sights installed. Three weeks later I got the call that the gun was ready for pickup. When I arrived at his shop my beautiful Taurus looked like it had been dragged behind a truck. The new night sights had nicks and dings and the slide had half-moon dents where the gunsmith had missed while beating on the sights. Continue reading

The difference between a Remington 870 Express vs Remington 870 Police

Modified Remington 870 express

I am often asked the difference between a Remington 870 express home defense shotgun and The Remington 870 police shotgun. Other than the higher end milled receiver and aluminum trigger plate assembly it is pretty easy to bring your 870 express up to par with an 870 Police. I have a small kit that consists of ; a heavier sear spring, heavier carrier dog follower spring, machined extractor and a heavier duty magazine follower spring and follower. Listed below are some of the differences between the two shotguns. Continue reading

Cominolli Safety

Hey All, I have been installing the Cominolli safety for some time now. The safety is a manually engaged safety lever that helps prevent unintentional discharges. It actually blocks the trigger movement allowing the slide to be cycled and the pistol loaded or unloaded with the safety on. It does all that without effecting any of the integrated Glock safeties’. One thing to keep in mind though, the safety requires a small cut in the frame, once installed you can remove the safety if you want but the cutout will always be there.

I normally average three to four safeties a year but for some reason I have done 12 installs in the last three months alone. I have added some photos of  installs on a Glock 23 and a Glock 27 below. If you decide to go with one of the Cominolli safeties I would definitely recommend you have a qualified Gunsmith do the install. Even if you purchase the jig you can still hack your frame up pretty easy.

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View of the frame cut out from the right side

View of the frame cut out from the left side

This is a picture of the trigger group and safety installed

Finished Product on a Glock 23

Finished Product on a Glock 27