The NFA skirting Tac-14 is a hit! So much so that Remington’s having another go. The newest member of the F-off ATF club: the Tac-14 DM, as in detachable magazine.
With a six round magazine, a Raptor pistol grip and Magpul M-Lok fore-end the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 DM is well equipped right out of the box. The 14-inch barrel has a fixed choke, topped with a fix bead sight. (A rail for mounting a red dot would have been a welcome feature, aiming a shotgun is a lot harder without a stock.)
Why buy a Remington 870 Tac-14 DM or Mossberg’s inevitable Shockwave competitor? Because you can. And because they’re cool.
In a real world home defense situation I’d want a stock on a shotgun. I can see the Tac-14 DM being a fun range toy. Yes but — at an MSRP of $559 it’s an expensive range toy.
The Remington booth at SHOT Show was massive. They had a really cool timed simulator to let visitors test how fast they can change a magazine and unload a fresh one at a target. I unfortunately did not have enough time to give it a try. I guess I will have to contact my FFL and get a TAC-14 DM and try with live ammo. Stay tuned.
Remington 870 Pump Action TAC-14 DM Specifications
Order No. or UPC: 81348
Average Weight: 6 pounds
Gauge/Bore: 12 gauge
Mag. Capacity: 6
Barrel Length: 14 inches
Barrel Type: Fixed Cylinder Bore Choke
Sights: Single Bead
Stock Finish: Matte Blue
Stock Material: Synthetic
Receiver Finish: Matte Blue
Overall Length: 26.3
Take the Remington 870 DM Tac-14 off your wishlist and put it into your armory for its home-defense capability. Much more powerful than a handgun, the pump-action shotgun, sku 81348, has a Magpul forend for fast reloading. If you’re not a pump shotgun fan, the V3 Tac-13 (83392) uses a semi auto VersaMax action. Neither gun requires a tax stamp as an NFA item. They certainly might look odd to shooters who are used to seeing shotshell-firearms with recoil pads. But these short shotguns likely have spurred development in other shorty firearms, such as the bolt-action Model 700 CP pistol.
The Remington booth at SHOT Show was massive. They had a really cool timed simulator to let visitors test how fast they can change a magazine and unload a fresh one at a target. I unfortunately did not have enough time to give it a try. I guess I will have to get a TAC-14 DM and try with live ammo. Stay tuned.