Reload and respond faster with the Remington 870 DM Magpul 12 Gauge shotgun.
While pump shotguns have been serving in a defensive role for decades, their Achilles heel has been the inevitably slow reload when compared to other platforms that feature a detachable magazine (DM). Feeding one round at a time into a tubular magazine is slower and requires some dexterity that may be unavailable in a stressful situation for some folks. For some of us, shotgun reloads can be timed with a
sundial — until now.
Remington’s new 870 DM pairs a detachable box magazine with the iconic and time-tested 870 shotgun. (Since 1950, more than 11 million have been manufactured.) Now with a detachable mag, the 870 shotgun is an even stronger selection for defense.
The detachable box magazine is constructed of polymer and steel, and carries six shells. Shield-graphic texturing provides grip during insertion or removal. G&A’s testing showed the magazines will not drop from the receiver, but need to be pulled from the magazine well.
Changing the feeding system on a reliable-as-a-hammer shotgun could be disastrous. A fast reload isn’t worth the effort if it leads to inducing a malfunction that has to be cleared before the shotgun can fire.
When Guns & Ammo first saw and fired the 870 DM, we asked Daniel Cox, Remington’s shotgun product manager, what type of testing they did to make sure the new feeding system was as reliable as the old.
Though the 870 DM features a detachable box magazine, Remington has kept the former magazine tube as a platform to mount the same slide action of the 870’s forend assembly. However, now it wears furniture made by Magpul.
“We took 100 of these new shotguns, put 2,000 rounds through