Wilson Combat has been a longtime friend to the Remington 870, taking care to produce new and refinished practical combat shotguns from even the oldest and most neglected bird guns. These reworked scatterguns come with a suite of improved features and the company’s latest is no exception.
Beginning with a magazine-fed 870, Wilson Combat is making three new styles of 12-gauge combat shotguns starting at $1,275. They have a base model with a conventional Hogue overmolded polymer stock, an enhanced version with a Magpul 870 stock, and a pistol grip option with an adjustable stock.
Regardless of stock choice, all three guns come with the same improved feature set including a rear ghost-ring sight, high-visibility fiber optic front sight, extended safety button and a Magpul forend.
The shotguns have 18.5-inch cylinder bore barrels with 3-inch magnum chambers. Standard magazines provide a 6+1-round capacity and of course, very fast reloads. All three come with Wilson Combat’s Armor-Tuff finish.
Unloaded the base model shotgun weighs just under 8 pounds, which means the other models will likely weigh a little more than that. Currently Wilson Combat only has the base model in stock although the other versions can’t be too far behind since they otherwise use standard components.
When they do become available the all-Magpul option will run $1,325 and the AR-compatible adjustable version $1,400.
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In other Wilson news the custom specialist is rolling out new options for their recently-introduced EDC X9 double-stack 1911s chambered for 9mm Luger. Wilson Combat now offers enlarged, flared magwells, extended 18-round magazines and red dot optic mounts for the X9 series.
The magwell and True Zero red dot system require slide and frame modification by Wilson Combat and come with a refinishing job. And while the magwell is a proprietary modification exclusive to the EDC series, the True Zero mount is compatible with not just the X9, but all 1911 and Glock pistols as well.
The True Zero mounts stand out with integral rear sight mounts for co-witnessed iron sights and a wide range of compatible mini red dot sights.