Remington has released a new version of the venerable Model 870 shotgun. The TAC-14 version of the Model 870 is specifically designed for close quarters engagements, where space for maneuverability may be limited or compromised. As the name implies, the TAC-14 seems to be purpose-built for law enforcement SWAT or specialized entry teams, however there can be some additional legitimate uses for this compact shotgun as well.
Reducing the length of a long-gun comes with benefits and costs, especially when the stock has been dramatically altered like the TAC-14 pistol grip. As we review the TAC-14 we’ll discuss the positives and negatives of such a short shotgun to provide a solid groundwork for readers to decide if this shotgun has potential or is just another gimmick gun.