Remington 870 Tac-14 (Non-SBS) Introduced

    Just in time for NRA 2017, Remington has just introduced their 870 Tac-14 shotgun which falls into a category not covered by NFA short-barreled shotgun regulations although it is a 14-inch barrel. The shotgun utilizes a Shockwave Raptor pistol grip that is neither a stock nor a true pistol grip but is really just somewhere inbetween. Not mentioned is the tubular magazine capacity, but we believe it to be around 3-4 shells in addition to one chambered. Overall length is 26.2 inches and the MSRP is 443.05 dollars.

    From the press release-

    Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) announced today America’s most trusted shotgun and best-selling shotgun of all time, the Model 870, is now available in a Non NFA 14-inch barrel configuration – the Model 870 Tac-14.

    New for 2017, the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 features a Shockwave Raptor pistol grip, Magpul M-Lok fore-end, 14-inch cylinder bore barrel with bead sight, receiver milled from solid steel, black oxide finish, and 26.2-inch overall length. 

    The 870 Tac-14 was designed and manufactured by Remington as a “firearm” and is not governed by the National Firearms Act (NFA).  No ATF NFA registration or tax stamp is required, but state and local laws may apply.

    The Model 870 Tac-14 has a suggested retail price of $443.05 and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.  Order # 81230

    Riding on the tidal wave of new products that should be coming out of NRA 2017, this particular shotgun appears to be an interesting contraption. We can’t see using the Tac-14 when going trap shooting, instead some of the only usages of this being for a self-defense purpose or as a dedicated breaching tool for Law Enforcement officers. However, usually, LEOs can skirt around NFA laws due to their LE status so there isn’t a need for this sort of shotgun. But I can imagine if there are agencies out there in a non-LE capacity but still acting in an official status while still being subjected to NFA laws and regulations, this particular Tac-14 would very much come in handy.


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