Remington Arms has recently announced the new Model 870 DM shotgun. The new 870 DM is remarkably different from previous 870 models, with the DM standing for “Detachable Magazine.” That’s right, Remington is now offering a Model 870 shotgun with an externally detachable box magazine as its primary ammunition feeding source.
The Remington 870 has enjoyed being one of the most iconic shotguns in American history, and continues to enjoy success today even 67 years after it was first released in 1950. With over 5 million Model 870’s sold, it appears Remington will continue to have a winning shotgun. The detachable box magazine may not be necessary for all shooters, but the opportunities it opens should present a very interesting market response.