With more than 10 million produced so far, the Remington 870 shotgun is one of the most popular shotguns ever made. Considering the 870 has only been in production since 1951, that is quite an accomplishment. In these 60 plus years of production, there have been innumerable variants of the 870 and even more aftermarket parts and accessories allowing owners to truly customize and personalize their shotguns. The Bullpup Unlimited stock conversion kit for the Remington 870 (also available for the almost-as-prolific Mossberg 500) is one of the latest and most innovative shotgun accessories to be had.
In the upcoming May 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author D.K. Pridgen writes, “The Remington 870 is so prevalent in LE circles that it was chosen as the first subject of an entirely new conversion kit— Bullpup Unlimited’s BPU-870—which, in its standard LE configuration, is built for 3-inch-chambered 870s with 18.5-inch barrels, six-round magazine tubes and bead-type front sights. (Longer barrels and magazine tubes can be used, but they’ll extend further out of the kit.) Owner and inventor J.J. Hunter, a retired Kentucky law enforcementofficer with 26 years on the job, likes bullpup designs so much that he collects and shoots them. In an inspired moment, he decided there might be a niche to fill assisting brother officers with his favorite firearm design.
You’d be hard pressed to find a law enforcement officer how hasn’t carried or used the venerable Remington 870 shotgun, one of the most versatile weapon systems available. By simply swapping ammo types, one weapon can serve for entry, breaching, riot control and less-lethal duties. Taking the street-proven performance of the Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun and packing it into a compact bullpup form, the new BPU-870 conversion system from Bullpups Unlimited delivers where it counts. This chassis system not only looks cool, but it’ll add to the shotgun’s capabilities in close quarters without hindering its reliability or downrange firepower. Read on to learn more about some of its top features.