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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?

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. “That’ll be $1695. Interested?”

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

  6. 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 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.

      • 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…

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

  8. Ghost ring would have been better.

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!


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