Excellent sidesaddle. No clearance issues with either stock foregrip or my aftermarket ATI vertical forend grip.
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent fit and finish
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
This is a very nice piece of kit. Everything fit well, installation was a snap and took roughly 10 minutes start to finish. The solid aluminum backing plate mounts right to the receiver, and then the nylon shell carrier is attached to that plate with 6 recessed allen head screws. Be wary of all plastic, lower quality copies. The tacstar is the one you want. It's not going anywhere, and neither are the shells which fit snugly, but not too tightly in the carrier. I don't like a lot of "tacti-cool" stuff on firearms. I prefer to keep it simple and clean, but for $** one can have 6 shells at the ready, enough to completely refill the magazine, and it can be done one-handed while never leaving the fire ready position. It's a no brainer.
Love this product. I have one for each of my three shotguns, and think they are really great. They keep shells at hand ready to load at all times, and are very easy to install; in my case without the need of gunsmithing. You can never tell when immediate reloads will be needed, but if they are they are on the gun ready for instant loading.
The overall product was good, the only problem was that Tacstar did not mentioned in their add that you would have to change the foregrip on the Remington 870 for it to fit. Not a problem, but dose leave you kind of frustrated when you get it and find this out on the spot.