New from Wilson Combat: CQB Shotgun

Wilson Combat CQB Shotgun

Wilson Combat makes some of the world’s most beautiful firearms. This isn’t one of them. It’s a good thing, then, that “This customized Remington 870 12 gauge has been tuned by our gunsmiths for smooth, flawless function and reliable performance in extreme use. From the low-maintenance Armor-Tuff® finish to our time tested Trak-Lock® fiber optic adjustable sights, this model is all business-on the range and on the street.” That’ll be $1695. Interested?


  1. avatar ActionPhysicalMan says:

    Too long.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      With an 18″ barrel and an adjustable stock, you’re not going to make a shotgun much shorter (legally) without a $200 permission slip.

      1. avatar OngoingFreedom says:

        Unless it’s a KSG 😉

        1. avatar Anner says:

          Best defensive shotgun of all time. Get a 2014 or later model and it’ll sing.

      2. avatar ActionPhysicalMan says:

        Yes, that’s unfortunate. Are any of those magazine fed shotguns reliable? One of those with a permission slip would be short enough.

  2. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    So… it’s a Remington 870 for the price of four Remington 870s.
    Got it.

    The light looks cool, and I like the adjustable stock. But I think I’ll pass.

    I’m more of a semi-auto guy, in a Mossberg 930 kinda way.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      I would really like to see more padding in the buttstock. Training with full-powered 12 gauge shells get pretty brutal after a few boxes.

      1. avatar Chuck in IL says:

        I built my own shotgun on an 870 platform for less. Including this little beauty, that works well for me.

    2. avatar Art out West says:

      I know I’m a cheapskate, but sheesh! This puppy is ten times as expensive as my Pardner Pump Protector. Which by the way was positively reviewed here on TTAG

      If I were to drop $1700, then I want an M1A or a Tavor, not a pump shotgun.

  3. avatar anaxis says:

    Why not mount the light on the mag-tube? That setup looks like it’ll add weight and slow down the action, along with messing up the light’s aimpoint while operating…. ick.

    1. avatar PPGMD says:

      The Surefire Forend is considered the best way to put a light on a shotgun.

    2. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      I have the light “mounted” to my shotgun tube with good ol’ 3M Super 33+ Electrical Tape…

      Why, you may ask?

      Because it’s cheap, it’s stays put, and I’m tacti-cool as f*ck like that.

      1. avatar Joel says:

        I am totally stealing this idea. Electrical tape is almost better than duct tape….

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Electrical tape has quite a bit of ‘stretch’ in it, duct tape, not so much…

        2. avatar Art out West says:

          Electrical tape doesn’t leave gooey residue behind either (duct tape does).

  4. avatar BLAMMO says:

    I think I can take a $300 shotgun and turn it into a $1700 shotgun, myself, for about half the price.

    1. avatar younggun21 says:

      This. Wilson combat makes great stuff and I have no doubt that this shotgun is great, but I’m not sure there is a need for a shotgun for that price. Unlike the 1911 that you are essentially paying for exceptional reliability that you can’t really get anywhere else without throwing a dice, a pump gun is a pump gun and getting a mossy 500 is going to work for you just fine. Just add a flashlight.

    2. avatar hobbez says:

      Exactly, a $300 shotgun and $600 worth of aftermarket parts does not add up to $1700. There is only so much gunsmith love you can give to a 870. Unless I stripped, polished and refinished the entire gun with a toothbrush, I don’t think I could find $800 worth of labor to charge a customer on a gun like this.

  5. avatar John L. says:

    No thanks.

    More generally … Is Wilson Combat heading towards the shark? Their 1911 pistols are arguably in the “legendary” category. But in the past few years they’ve branched out into other pistol platforms, ARs, shotguns, etc. pretty quickly.

    At some point you have to start worrying about dilution of talent on both the design and fabrication sides. Now, I have zero evidence to say or even suggest this is happening with Wilson, and I sure hope it’s not; but I do have to wonder about the apparent diffusion of focus.

    1. avatar Pwrserge says:

      Their m9s are rather nice. Don’t know about ARs, but that market is saturated anyway.

  6. avatar gs650g says:

    Lots of profit there

  7. avatar PPGMD says:

    No porting, no back boring of the barrel.

    IMO Wilson Combat long arms are way overpriced compared to their competition. You can get complete guns from competitors that are widely considered to be the best in that market, for less than the competing Wilson Combat gun.

  8. avatar Silo says:

    “That’ll be $1695. Interested?”

    Yeah, no. Not even a little. Marketing bullsh!t aside its still pistol gripped pump 870…

  9. avatar Rog Uinta says:

    Bet this one lasts as long as the SpecOps 9, their overpriced poly-framed 9mm 1911.

  10. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    That’s just crazy. Lucky if they sell one at that price. I may get a Linberta-good review HERE. A Gunbroker guy is selling ’em for 275-299 bucks. Mag extension and you got 6 or 7 rounds. I also saw a guy selling Beretta 1200 in great shape(several) for no reserve. On Auction Arms…honestly for the $ I would go cheap and reliable. +1 Pardner Pump!

    1. avatar John P. says:

      +1 on the Linberta. I picked one up on GB in that price range and am very happy with it. I cleaned it thoroughly before firing and it handled everything I fed it with no problems. I’d like to get a mag tube extension but am not sure which one to buy, and I’m not going to risk messing up the gun trying to force fit one based on a YouTube video.

      1. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

        Which Linberta did you get John P? 4+1 or 5+1? There’s a whole mess of Turkish semi’s out there now for cheap. I can live with 5 shells but +2 seems a whole lot better…

  11. avatar nynemillameetuh says:

    If Wilson Combat is using a current production Remington as the base product they’re asking $1690.00 too much.

    1. avatar anon says:

      For $1700 I hope they swap out every part.

  12. avatar Mudshark says:

    The name Wilson is not worth 1400$

  13. avatar Jodas says:

    This is not new. Wilson has sold their “Border Patrol Special” for over a decade with essentially the same features. Just like the 1911’s they make, they are not for everyone. If you think the Wilson 870’s are crazy, Nighthawk makes some equally awesome and ridiculously priced 870’s too.

  14. avatar Randy Taylor says:

    Ghost ring would have been better.

    I’m gonna rank this among things for stupid people, with money to burn.

  15. avatar sagebrushracer says:

    its a remington. thats my main problem with it.

    1. avatar TruthTellers says:

      But it’s been “custom tuned” by the smiths at Wilson, does that not give you no confidence in it? 😉

      1. avatar jwm says:

        A custom tuned Yugo is still a Yugo. 🙂

  16. avatar pwrserge says:

    I can get a tricked out 930 JM Pro for half that money. What possible reason do I have to buy this monstrosity? Hell a Benelli M4 is only a bit more…

  17. avatar DD says:

    I armored up a similar 870 in the past for a LEO group. Remington 870 police magnum, 14″ barrel with trijicon night site, one shot mag tube extension, mag pull stock, sure fire fore end with light. It kicked hard, was less accurate, fore end light hit your hand and hurt, smoke gummed up the light pretty fast. For an entry weapon it was a beast though.

  18. avatar TruthTellers says:

    No thanks. If I wanted a relatively short and compact shotgun for that money, actually less money, I’d get a Chiappa Triple Threat. With a 35.5 inch OAL and a removable stock that leaves just the pistol grip, it brings it close to the 26 inch OAL.

    Then you’ve got the KSG shotguns that are also very compact and hold twice the amount of rounds of this Wilson 870 and if you want even shorter without the $200 stamp, there’s the Serbu Shorty’s.

    The deeper you look into it, there’s a lot better options that also cost a lot less.

  19. avatar NIBIRU says:

    What a joke. With all the fine tuning and polishing abilities they have, why don’t they branch into revolvers and make something like a modern Python. Everyone wants one but no one is willing to put in the effort. Wilson seems like they have the skill set to do so.

  20. avatar opsecpanda says:

    I have an 870 express magnum that I’ve spent probably $500 on, total, and I’d much rather use it over this. You’re paying at least $500 for the Wilson name. If I spend any more on it I’d get the Mesa Tactical hydraulic buffer stock someone else already mentioned, and I’d *still* come in well below $1600

  21. avatar jwm says:

    Mossberg 500. Pardner Pump. Maverick 88. I’d much rather the cops take one of those after a shooting than a 1700 buck Whatever.

  22. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    I’ll keep my 590A1. I also have an 870 and it is a total POS. I keep it in the safe because it would be negligent to sell it to some poor sap who may not test fire it and end up really needing it.

  23. avatar Twisted Swifter says:

    YIKES! I would buy a Benelli M2 Tactical, add an extended mag tube, a Mesa Tactical Sidesaddle, and a Surefire Forend Weapon Light for that kind of money. Then mod it for ghost loading.

  24. avatar petru sova says:

    When it comes to “tacticool” some people have more money than brains. What a joke.

  25. avatar J Watson says:

    I ordered one. Indeed, I know it’s overpriced and gimmicky, but it’s still pretty bad ass.

  26. avatar Paul says:

    If you have never owned a Wilson Combat or shot one, you would not appreciate all that goes into one. They are precision firearms. A Wilson Combat is not for everybody and that’s OK, but I can’t believe how so many people slam their product and have no idea about the product. They only look at the $$$$$$$, then have to make some sort of smart comment. Can’t wait for mine to arrive!

  27. avatar Rem870 says:

    Wilson Combat CQB Shotgun is great and has very useful features but you can build the same Remington 870 setup much cheaper.

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