Hi friends!

Welcome back to Femme Fatale Airsoft! Following on in our series of shotgun reviews from the Golden Eagle range we will be looking at the Type 870 M8871 Railed Gas Shotgun from Extreme Airsoft. (Please note, this one isn't on their website yet, but I'll update the post when it goes live!)

Like the others in the Golden Eagle Type 870 range, the M8871 is also mostly constructed from alloy, using polymer only for the pistol grip and stock just like the real thing! The M8871 is a replica of the sawn-off M870 with the addition of an AR pistol grip, adjustable stock, and a 20mm rail on the receiver, capable of firing either 3rnds or 6! The rail system has a ghost ring rear ironsight to assist with aim. At the front of the shotgun, the magazine tube for the shotgun can be found and can be used as a shell holder by unscrewing the front cover. Like the others in the range, it also has a thumb-through safety located next to the trigger. At the rear, it has a QD sling loop and adjustable six-point stock that also conceals the internal gas tank. Other features include a quick-release sling loop and a front sling lug.

Now we know its features, let’s chat about the important things - usability and what it’s like to skirmish! The gas reservoir is located in the buffer tube and to access it all you need to do is slide the stock forward and it can be filled by the valve that is revealed. In the box, there are 3 airsoft shotgun shells included, and these can be loaded by either hand (which is a really slow process) or with a speedloader. Each shell holds 30 rounds which works out to be 10 pumps per shell in 3rnd mode. To insert a shell, players need to press the release lever that is near the trigger and this will open the breach cover. The shell is then inserted into the slot until it clicks and locks in place, the door can then be closed and you’re ready to rock and roll. To remove an empty shell, just press the breach cover release and pull back the pump handle. Inside the breach is also where you can change the firing mode, there is a small switch that will let you select three or six-shot mode.

It has a nice weight to it, being made from mostly alloy and feels pretty durable. The pump handle and pistol grip are both textured for extra grip, which is super useful when you’re wearing gloves and in cold/wet weather. The range is comparable to the others in Type 870 range and great for how compact the weapon is. This would be a great choice of primary for those who love to get up close and personal in CQB or a secondary for a sniper/DMR/LMG loadout for when the opposition is too close for comfort or you need to swap from long range to close quarters quickly thanks to the sling points which are compatible with 1 point slings. This is one of my favorites from the range, as it has a stock it is easy to shoulder. The only thing I would change about this is ironically the stock - I’m not a huge fan of this style so I would probably swap it for a PTS EPS.

In the box, you get the Golden Eagle Type 870 M8871 Railed Gas Shotgun, 3 x airsoft shotgun shells, an unjamming rod and a speedloader. From Extreme Airsoft it retails for £159.99. You can save 5% using my code ‘femmefatale21’ at the checkout on this price to make it even more affordable.

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft.

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