Wilson Combat CQB Shotgun

Wilson Combat CQB

Wilson Combat is turning out heavily customozed Remington 870 shotguns that have been developed for tactical applications. Called the CQB Shotgun, these new smoothbores are the latest 12 gauge guns to come from the company’s Scattergun Technologies line.

The company states that the guns have been “tuned by our gunsmiths” and are designed for “flawless function and reliable performance” in all conditions and tactical scenarios. Feeding is assisted by an Extra Power Heavy Duty stainless steel magazine tube spring, and the factory follower has been replaced with a high visibility, non binding one. The magazine has been extended and holds size 2 3/4″ shells.

The safety has an oversized head for easier manipulation under stress.

The front sight is a fiber optic design, while the rear is a ghost ring. Wilson Combat uses a Surefire forend with built in 600 lumen light.

On the back end, the company added a stock adapter that:

  • allows for the addition of any AR mil-spec buttstock,
  • allows for the addition of any AR pistol grip, and
  • adds a QD attachment point for a sling.

A Wilson Combat – Bravo Company pistol grip is standard, as is the adjustable length stock. A sling mount has been added to the magazine.

The base price on the CQB shotgun is $1,695. Options can drive the price up from there.

Wilson Combat released several guns recently including a redesigned .458 SOCOM rifle and a 9mm carbine.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • De Facto

    My Remington 870 already has flawless feeding and reliability for $350.. who is going to buy these?

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      People with a lot of money who like having only the best and most expensive sh-t.
      My boss bought a Kimber 1911 match grade tier one whatever and asked me how to break it down for him. Asked him a few weeks later how it shot and he said it was still in the box.
      I dont get rich people.

      • codfilet

        You answered your own question. People with money often like nice things, and what you consider a lot of money is small change to them. Maybe sooner or later he will have the time to devote to his Kimber

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Yes, I understand that and would also have nicer things had I the means.
          What I dont get is that he also told me he had a new Sig P226 that was still unboxed.

          • codfilet

            I have a number of guns that have never been out of the box, too. I’m a collector, not a shooter.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            That is odd to me.

          • Rimfire

            But collector guns are just that, while these are just common models with no added value as a collector. I do have my collectors guns, mainly Winchesters NIB yet, but sometimes the urge to wring one out on the range overwhelms me. Not because I am rich, I’m not. Because I won’t always be alive and kickin’ and I want to experience them

    • Paul B.

      I didn’t know you had to “tune” a pump shotgun to make it reliable? I can see putting a new follower and spring in the magazine, and making sure you don’t short-stroke, but why do you need to pay $$$ for that? Never heard of an out of the box 870 that was not reliable.

      • Giolli Joker

        It reminds me of “American Gun” the Tv show: “gunsmiths” files some surfaces in the trigger group of a brand new gun, then shoots some rounds in a bullet trap and brags about it to the colleague… as if a Mossberg bolt action or a S&W revolver could not fire rounds without his touch.

  • KestrelBike

    Grabs popcorn for the inevitable “omg $1600 for a $200 shotgun w/ $200 of accessories” and “you’re paying for top-notch customization/quality!” back & forth comments.

  • John Doe

    Hahahahaha, $1,695……oh Wilson. You’re a cute kid, adorable.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Can we all basically agree at this point that when you buy WC you are buying a name.
    Are they nice guns? Definitely.
    Are they expensive? Yeah.
    Are they over engineered for the uses of average Joe Six Shooter? For sure.

    Reminds me of HS where you were judged on the quality of designer jeans you wore. No major differences of course besides the label.

    • Giolli Joker

      I see no “over engineering”, the technical details are always standard.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        What I mean may better be described as a “conceit” as in something that is unnecessary for its basic purpose. For me shotgun technology ended at the Remington 1100.

    • SirOliverHumperdink

      You wore Sergio Valente’s ?

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Z Cavariccis of course.

    • Paul

      Is a Wilson Combat for everyone, no. They are hand assembled PRECISION firearms, not production firearms!!! What I don’t understand is when people who have never owned one, shot one, or even had any dealings with the company at all just look at the price, then slams the product or makes some smart comment about it because it’s more expensive.

  • john huscio

    Over a grand for a gussied up Remington product? There’s only so much lipstick you can apply to a pig…..

  • disqus_j5Nj3oxoii

    Wow at that price I could buy 4 870s that would all function perfectly. That or one W. C. specialized CQB shotgun. Hmmm, I dont have money to throw away, nope wont be buying one.

    • Gecko9mm

      People report 870s today aren’t the 870s of yesterday. Makes me fearful of those Remington M4s.

  • SirOliverHumperdink

    They need to add ‘extreme duty’ or ‘elite specwar’ or perhaps ‘ critical mission’ to that to get me to shell out that kind of bread.

    • SirOliverHumperdink

      …or have it celebrity endorsed, say a Kurt Cobain edition.

  • USMC03Vet

    You can get a DP12 for cheaper. I never thought I’d say that.

  • Porty1119

    I can actually purchase eight (yes!!! eight!!!) rock-solid Norinco 870-pattern shotguns with GRS for the price of this Wilson. That said, would I consider one of these if I were stupid-rich? Yes.

    • Paul

      or if you were not stupid rich, but had an appreciation for a hand assembled custom firearm that was not made on an assembly line and saved up for one.

  • TDog

    $1695 for a $440 shotgun (MSRP), a $395 forend light (once again, MSRP), an adapter that can be had for roughly $40, and a shell sidesaddle that can be had for roughly $30.

    That’s roughly nine hundred bucks of gun for the great low price of seventeen hundred bucks! Are that sling attachment point made out of solid gold unicorns or am I missing something here?

    • Phil Hsueh

      Well, there is labor and marketing to factor in, although I’m not sure that it takes that much time or effort to install the various “upgrades”.

    • Gecko9mm

      Also consider that Wilson is making the 870 reliable. While old 870s are bullet proof, read around for anecdotal stories about current build 870s. Yeah, it’s called go Mossberg these days.

      • TDog

        I have a modern 870 that has yet to fail after hundreds if not over a thousand rounds.

        • David

          how much did you pay?

          • TDog

            About $400 if I recall correctly. Not that much.

  • Kyle

    HAHAHA at $1,695 they are just under the usual prices you can find new Benelli M4s. An M4 is better than a 870 by pretty much any metric.

    • Bill

      I dunno about that, especially the metric that 870s been around for a zillion years, can be bought at Walmart and any gunsmith worthy of the title can fix them. The price is steep, but still less than almost any match shotgun.

      I have a Benelli M1 S1. I carry a Mossberg 500.

      • CommonSense23

        A older 870 is one thing. Recent 870s have had major quality control issues.

  • DW

    At this price one can have a Benelli m2/m3 or perhaps m4 with money leftover. Why Wilson,why?

  • Mazryonh

    At this MSRP, this shotgun should have a bayonet mount option, for when the CQB is really C.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Sorry Wilson, but thats Benelli M4 money and I know which one Id choose

    Wilson is good for some things though. 1911 mags, Specific parts (for instance their 870 mag tube extensions are the best value on the market) and their $220 870 refurbishment service sounds like a pretty good deal for guns that really need it.