Firefield Announces Remington 870 Purpose-Built Red-Dot Sight

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Firefield has announced a purpose-built red-dot sight for Remington 870 shotguns. The red-dot comes pre-integrated with receiver-pin mount. On the upside, it reduces the profile of the sight. The downside: you will have to remove any existing top rail and it looks like side-saddle carriers may not be compatible.

The red dot is 3 MOA, parallax free, and includes covers. MSRP is listed at $83.99

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Full Presser Below:

Firefield Announces New Red Dot Sight for Remington 870 Shotgun
(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – The Firefield® Agility™ 1×30 Dot Sight allows shooters to hunt more effectively with a Remington 870 shotgun, one of the most popular firearms today. Pairing this device with the Remington 870 provides users a whole new dynamic to this class of hunting gun. The sight is equipped with a built-in saddle mount to securely attach the device to the shotgun and multiple illuminated reticles.”The Remington 870 shotgun is one of the most popular shotgun models ever manufactured, so it was a natural fit for Firefield to develop a red dot specifically for this firearm,” said Jeff Murray, Vice President of National Accounts. “This unit is a great fit for several applications whether you’re using it to hunt deer or turkey, or for personal security.”

Designed for ultimate shooter preference and quick target acquisition, the device features four different reticles available in red and green: 5 MOA Dot, Circle Dot, Crosshair and Circle Dot Crosshair. The Agility 1×30 Dot Sight features unlimited eye relief for comfortable viewing and is parallax corrected, ensuring the reticle remains in the same spot regardless of target range and aiming position.

Engineered with an ergonomic, aluminum housing for exceptional durability and a weatherproof rating of IPX6, this innovative device is nitrogen-filled, fog proof and shock proof, allowing for reliable use in a wide range of environments.

Learn more about the Agility 1×30 Dot Sight at www.fire-field.com/ff26006.html

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About Firefield®
Firefield produces accessories for extreme shooting sports, AR-15s, shotguns and pistols, which are designed for the next generation shooter and serious gun enthusiast. Firefield concentrates on providing products for fast-paced situations. Firefield-Victory Justifies Everything®! For more information on Firefield products, log on to www.fire-field.com.

Amusingly, on Firefield’s website (look on the lower right), they give the scope 3 of 5 hashes for accuracy. At least it is durable enough.
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Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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  • iksnilol

    It is a red dot sight on a shotgun. What did you expect regarding accuracy? It is not like you are going to be shooting high-power matches with this.

    Gotta ask while I am at it; how accurate are shotguns with slugs at 100 meters? I always thought them to be in 2-5 moa accuracy, thus a 3 MOA dot would be pretty good IMO.

    • I know. I just never thought (as a Sales/Marketing guy myself) that a company would ever even make it seem like a product is less than optimal. Call it an early “Weekend Funny.”

      😉

      • iksnilol

        It communicates honesty with me.

        *imitates Andy from Little Britain

        -Yeah, its shitty.*
        -Why are you telling me this!?
        -So you don’t buy it.*
        -BUT YOU ARE SELLING AND MAKING IT.
        -Yeah, I know.*

        Seriously though, it is nice of them to be honest enough to tell you not to use it for target or other types of accurate shooting. On a shotgun or a pistol it is probably good.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Battery life?

    Because I’ve come to find that unless you’re going to match or beat Aimpoint… I DON’T CARE. I won’t buy 2 mid-tier optics over 1 high quality, I just won’t. Been there, done that, never again.

    • iksnilol

      What about inexpensive but decent red dots like Primary Arms?
      Haven’t tested battery life on them but it is not like you keep it on all the time. Turn it on when you use it, turn it off when you are finished.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        If only it were that easy…

        No, I use battery life as a litmus test for how serious the company wants the product to be.

        For example… With a stupid high battery life, being an EE, I can deduct that Aimpoint is really ahead of the game in terms of how they power their circuit board, what considerations have been given to the controls, how the LED is focused, etc etc.

        I can see that the aimpoint isn’t an LDO regulator that in it’s OFF state is still going to waste the battery down (ehm, Vortex Sparc), but rather a high quality switching regulator that is going to utilize that funny battery they use as efficiently as possible.

        The primary arms is fine for a 22 or something you know is a range toy. But a shotgun if you chose to make that a defensive weapon – no, I do not think mid-tier optics are better than no optic at all. I’d very much insist on irons before any optic unless that optic is top tier.

        The battery life thing isn’t a rule. I like EOTechs, and they don’t have excellent battery life. BUT… I can see the other things they are doing and figure that the design is still high quality, but their choice of tech doesn’t allow for competitive battery life. I won’t buy another EOTech until they come with their next gen stuff, but that’s another matter (weight) entirely.

        Like I said, been there (with cheap optics), never again (pretty much the only powered optic I’d consider right now is Aimpoint Micro).

        • iksnilol

          What you are saying would make sense if you were using it for millitary purposes. That is dirty areas, days at a time but for HD one of the more budget-friendly (not too cheap like the knock-offs on Ebay) red dots is perfectly acceptable. This is mainly due your house not being a dirty, dusty, wet area that would break stuff. I also hope you do not intend to operate in your house for days at a time. I would gladly use a PA for HD purposes, with my bad eyes I need all the help I can get if I don’t have my glasses (kinda redundant though, since I know how to point-shoot).

          I get what you are saying, I am a big fan of the Aimpoints myself, mainly because I like having one battery in the optic and another spare in the stock and know I am covered for a good while (AKA most of my life that I will spend shooting with that specific rifle).

          You do also realize that all batteries will eventually drain if the device is left off? Right? A LDO regulator only reduces the amount. Only way to prevent it from draining the battery at all would be to remove it or to disconnect the battery.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            I don’t think you picked up a lot of what I was saying. For one, LDO’s kinda suck and switching is more expensive but better overall. Takes a real engineer to implement though.

            Battery is a litmus test. Not a rule.

  • JT

    Why? You can already buy a shotgun with rail mounts from the factory. If not, they come with holes for mounting them. And once you have them mounted, you have a lot more options of side saddles and optics. + This thing looks meteorically high up, so no hope of a cheekweld without a drastic riser in there. That and we already have the SPARC red dot for quality value optics below an Aimpoint. I guess if you have a really old remington that was never set up for mounts this would be an option. Otherwise, can’t figure where this product fits.

    • JT

      I’m on the SPARC with a Mesa Tactical rail, but Vortex makes a bigger, less expensive one that’s just as good.

  • Geo

    Useless you are using a rifled slug barrel there is no point to a red dot on a shotgun.

  • Mark Griffin

    Are these better than Aimpoint or Eotech? What’s the point of buying them in case they are not?

  • Hyok Kim

    Is there any advantage of this over aimpoint or eotech?

  • Hyok Kim

    $83.99, must be made in China.