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Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is the difference between the metal finish on the sporting goods guns and police guns?

Q:  I received my 870P and began to give it an initial cleaning. Rust came off the barrel and receiver. Why did the gun come to me rusted?

Q:  Can parkerization rust?

Q:  How is the jacket of the standard Golden Saber bullet "locked" to the core?

Q:  My 11-87P will not cycle your Remington 8 Pellet Reduced Recoil Buckshot yet my buddies will. Why?

Q:  Why are some cartridges named after Remington and some after Winchester?

Q:  Where are the law enforcement guns and ammunition made?


Q:  What is the difference between the metal finish on the sporting goods guns and police guns?

A:  A standard "blue" finish is offered in both lines, however, the "matte" finish on the sporting goods guns is a bead blast bluing. The "matte" finish on the police guns is a parkerization process. Parkerization is 60% more durable than bead blast bluing.

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Q:  I received my 870P and began to give it an initial cleaning. Rust came off the barrel and receiver. Why did the gun come to me rusted?

A:  It was not rust, it was cosmoline. Because we do not know if the guns will be stored for a long period of time in a warehouse or put in a shipping container and shipped out of the country, Remington sprays a film of cosmoline over the inside and outside of the firearms to protect them from the elements when stored. That is one reason why it is so important to totally clean and lubricate your firearm before using. It is not good to just take it out of the box and begin shooting it or carrying it on duty.

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Q:  Can parkerization rust?

A:  Yes. Unless you properly clean off the warehouse packing product, cosmoline and completely oil the parkerization, rust can begin to form in a very short amount of time. When first receiving and cleaning the parkerized firearm, literally spray the finish (with a great product like RemOil) until it drips wet, go have a cup of coffee, then return and towel dry. This gives the lubricant time to fill the pores of the parkerization.

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Q:  How is the jacket of the standard Golden Saber bullet "locked" to the core?

A:  The Golden Saber bullet design incorporates a "driving band". This is a larger diameter base area vs. the overall diameter of the sidewall of the bullet. The two size diameter itself provides some locking strength but at the point of engagement with the lands, the oversize "driving band" is engraved somewhat into the soft lead core and thus, "locked" to it. Further enhancement to the Golden Saber line is the "Bonding" process that adheres the jacket to the core. Read in the website LE brochure more on these features or contact us for a free Golden Saber brochure.

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Q:  My 11-87P will not cycle your Remington 8 Pellet Reduced Recoil Buckshot yet my buddies will. Why?

A:  The reduced recoil products were designed to lessen the felt recoil of a pump shotgun. It actually reduces the felt recoil by as much as 40%. In the gas operated 11-87P, the pressure needed to function the bolt to facilitate the cycling of the action is more than the reduced recoil loads have to offer. Once the 11-87P is well broken in, some guns will cycle the light powder charge of the Reduced Recoil products but, it is not consistent. However, reduced recoil loads should not be needed in the 11-87P as the gas metering system only uses the amount of pressure needed to cycle the action and combined with the return forward motion of the bolt when cycling, the recoil from a full load in this gas operated semi-automatic is considerably less than that of the pump shotgun. Thus, you can use the full loads and benefit from their effectiveness without suffering the punishment experienced as with the pump shotgun.

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Q:  Why are some cartridges named after Remington and some after Winchester?

A:  The cartridge caliber is followed by the name of the manufacturer that developed it. Example .223 REM was brought to the market by Remington.

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Q:  Where are the law enforcement guns and ammunition made?

A:  LE Firearms - Ilion, New York, all Ammunition - Lonoke, Arkansas.

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