Best Sights For Remington 870 – Reviews and Buying Guides w/FAQs

The model 870 from Remington is a pump-action shotgun used for hunting and self-defense. It is also used by law enforcement and military organization around the world. The first thing you should do to a model 870 is to treat it to a sight.

It’s a shotgun that packs a huge punch and can be accurate to short-range shooting. Why not make sure it stays accurate with the help of a sight? Looking for the best sights for Remington 870? Well, hopefully, this article here will end your search and help you purchase the sight you have been looking for.

Best Remington 870 Sights – [Editor’s Choice]

1. EOTECH 512 Holographic Weapon Sight

Holographic sights are quite expensive. That’s one of the key reasons why many people out there don’t buy one of them for their guns. But Eotech makes some crazy good holographic sights for a not-so-crazy asking price. 512 is one of the most sold holographics from Eotech.

The sight is made out of high-quality aluminum. The same type of aluminum you see in the much higher-end riflescopes. It’s durable, waterproof, and shockproof. Giving you the complete freedom to use it under any weather condition. That includes the scary winter in the north and wild rain in the forest areas.

The lens here is fully multi-coated. Thanks to the waterproof rating, the lens stays illuminated throughout every torture. That’s right, the holographic reticle here is illuminated. You can adjust the brightness of it manually. You will find 20 manual daylit settings with a scrolling feature. On top of that 10 more settings for night vision. All in all, it’s a great deal for Remington 870 owners.

Where is this sight made?

It’s made and assembled in the USA.

Are there fake Eotech sights available on the market?

Plenty. Chinese markets are filled with fake Eotech. They are not as good as the real deal.

Does Eotech provide a warranty?

They do.

2. Burris Fastfire 3 with Speedbead Mounting System

I have talked about the Fastfire 3 plenty of times by now. We all know how good of a sight the Fastfire 3 is. But Fastfire 3 by default may not support your shotgun. That’s why Burris sells this in an amazing package with a Speedbead mounting system.

Like the sight, the mounting system is also made out of high-quality aluminum. It’s durable and can easily take the recoil from the shotgun you are using. The sight itself is rugged, waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof. On top of that, it features an excellent fully multi-coated lens. The lens is clear as a day. The brightness is great and there is no chromatic aberration present on it either.

As the sight is fixed at 1x magnification, you don’t need to worry about any kind of blurring issues. The lens is quite resistant to dust and debris. Surprisingly, it fights well against oil as well. While it’s not immune to scratches, a drop or two won’t be able to scratch the surface of the sight or the lens. But I don’t recommend you go doing a drop test on every session or something.

Will this fit on Benelli M1 super?

This will fit all Benelli M1 receivers.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the Philippines.

Will this fit Remington 870?

Wouldn’t have mentioned it if it didn’t.

3. Meprolight Remington Tru-Dot Night Sight for 870

Have no fear, Meprolight is here. Tru-Dot from Meprolight has been a blessing for the independent shooting community. Their sights are readily available and they provide good service in the long run. The sights themselves are really well made and well worth the price tag.

It is made out of CNC-machined alloy steel. The type of steel that will never catch rust. The type of steel that will protect the tritium fiber inside it till it breaks. Which by the way, is not so simple. Unless you want to break it, I don’t see it breaking on you anytime soon.

The glowsticks are extremely bright and visible during both low light and daylight. Sun glare doesn’t render them useless. Thanks to their tough-as-brick build quality, they can easily take the recoil from Remington 870. You don’t need to worry about changing them in a month or two. They are here to take care of you for a decade if not more.

Where is this sight made?

It’s made in Israel.

Are they easy to mount?

Yes, they are quite easy to mount. Might need a bit of wiggling room, but it’s not that hard. If you can’t, then take it to a gunsmith.

How long will the tritium last?

According to Meprolight, at least a decade.

4. XS SIGHTS Big Dot Shotgun Sight; Fits Remington 870

The size of the glowing dot on this sight is humongous. From the first look, you can see this was made for a gun like the Remington 870. Calling it big would be an understatement. It’s straight-up huge. But that huge sight does come with huge benefits as well.

You can lock on to your target easier as you see them better during both day and low-light time. Instead of using tritium fiber to make the glowing dot shine bright in the dark, they went for a photoluminescent ember to make the dot. Honestly, this is brighter than most tritium fiber sights out there. It’s only the front sight.

There is no U-shaped rear notch sight for it. And frankly speaking, you don’t even need rear sight with this. The front sight alone can take care of both needs and still offer you a fast lock feature. While it does take some time to get used to the dot, once you do then it’s heaven.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the USA.

Is this available in a other color than orange?

Yes, it’s available in plenty of different colors. Choose the one you like while purchasing.

Is this suitable for hunting?

It sure is.

5. Williams WGOS Fiber Optic Green Front Firesight

Unlike the XS sight big dot, this one is a much smaller scale sight for shotguns. If you are more of a small tritium fiber kind of guy, then you will like this more than XS Sight. Like traditional pistol night sights, this one also uses tritium fiber optic to glow during the night and low-light.

The best part of this is, it’s a pair of sight that comes with two different colored glow sticks. The front sight is red and the rear one is green with a U-notch shape. The sight is well protected in an aluminum housing. It’s durable, light, and weatherproof. As it won’t catch any rust, you can use this during a harsh rainy day as well.

The front sight has fast target acquisition. It gathers ambient light and reflects to your eye. Enabling faster target acquisition on the fly. You can change the front tritium sight as well. If you want to make it all green, you can buy a same-sized tritium glow stick in green from some other brands and have it replaced.

Will this fit Remington 870?

It will. It fits any pre-2003 Remington gun.

Where is this made?

They are made in the USA.

Is this made out of plastic?

No, it isn’t. Made out of CNC-machined aluminum.

How To Choose The Best Sight For Remington 870?

It’s not as hard as you may think. Sure, I have given you more than one option to choose from. Take that to your advantage. Read them again and note the features that you need in your sight. And see if that fits in your budget or not. If it does, snag it. You could also keep some stuff in mind.


Don’t take a sight that is longer than the rail of your gun. You want to keep a synergy between the gun and your sight.


Keeping a well-balanced gun is always important. Don’t take something that will make your gun feel overweight.


We all pretend like we don’t need this. But when the time comes, warranty is your guardian angel. Don’t skimp out on your guardian angel.


Well, that’s pretty much it. I think I have said plenty enough. I’m sure you already set your target on a sight and know how well that is for your gun.

After all, these are some of the if not the best sights for Remington 870. Take whichever and enjoy your gun to the fullest. That’s all for today, take care and I will be back with more soon.

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