The Remington 870 “Wingmaster” was introduced by Remington in 1950, and since then has become one of the most popular American made pump action all-purpose shotguns. It began its life as a versatile hunting shotgun, and today it is available in many different configurations and gauges each suited for different applications.In the early 1970s, the Remington 870 was officially adopted by the US Military (prior to this, in 1966 the US Marine Corps purchased several thousand Remington 870 Mk.1 shotguns). Additionally, the 870 is extremely popular with law enforcement and security professionals, and is used by nearly every police department in the United States. This model, which is fitted with a pistol grip, is intended for combat situations.
Initial date of manufacture:
1950 to present