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plouffedaddy

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Magpul 870 MOE Forend Review
« on: July 10, 2012, 04:43:27 AM »


When I did the 'how-to' video for installing this forend, I said I do a review of it after testing it in the field (if you will...) and here it is.

Pros:
-Cost (I paid $25)
-Ease of installation (see previous video)
-Modularity (accepts rails and all the accessories that accompany them)
-Solid lock up (very little to no play at all)
-Design allows easy manipulation of the action, more so than the OEM forend
-Appearance (just plain looks good on the shotgun)

Cons:
-Creates wear marks on the barrel/mag tube.

Here's the review video:



All in all, I love this forend.  It's one of those products that makes you say, "Why didn't anyone make this before?"    I just ordered a few more to replace the forend on all of my 870s.

Wilhelm

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Re: Magpul 870 MOE Forend Review
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 10:12:54 PM »
The forend may need to be adjusted left or right to clear the barrel. I have run into this often. It can be centered on the slide tube but still hit the barrel. You can't tell until it's on the gun.
Take it back apart and readjust as needed. When the nut is tightened it wants to twist the forend also. Use a small screwdriver to maintain the space where the action bars meet the tube while you tighten the nut. If there is no room, remove some material.
This method works for factory forends. A forend like you have plus slop in the rails may make it a lost cause.
If you clearly have a gap on one side and tight on the other, it may be worth trying to adjust.

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Re: Magpul 870 MOE Forend Review
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 08:03:41 AM »
The rear stock makes that thing sort look wierd!  :-\
The "10mm" I'm Packin', Has The Bullets Wackin', Smakin' & The Slide is Rackin' & Jackin'!
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Re: Magpul 870 MOE Forend Review
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 08:21:58 AM »
Yeah, it does.  I have something similar on my CETME.  Gives you the ability to add about any style stock available for an AR though, and it allow quick adjustment of length of pull.

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Re: Magpul 870 MOE Forend Review
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 06:16:13 PM »
I'm still debating if I like the Knoxx Gen2...