Remington 870 XCS Marine Magnum is a pump action shotgun, which has a magazine capacity of 7 shells. The “XCS” stands for “Extreme Conditions Shotgun”, and means that the exterior of the gun is coated with Remington’s proprietary Black TriNyte corrosion resistant coating. Interior parts are coated with electroless nickel, and the trigger group is plated. In short, this shotgun is designed to handle conditions that would rust and corrode other shotguns, and that is why it costs about twice as much as other shotguns in the Remington 870 family. Also included with the Remington 870 XCS Marine Magnum model are a limbsaver recoil reducing pad, and a speed feeder synthetic stock which stores 4 additional shells. The cylinder bore barrel is 18″ long.
The Remington 870 XCS Marine Magnum is a high quality firearm, and it is clear that Remington put plenty of care into its construction. Unlike some of the 870 Express shotguns which have a plastic safety, the 870 XCS Marine Magnum has a durable metal safety. The TriNyte corrosion resistant coating is evenly applied, and the finish of the gun is flawless. The action is smooth and loading shells is easy.