Cameron wielding the 870P

The Remington Model 870 Police Max is a U.S.-made 12 gauge shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, Inc. It is widely used by U.S. police and the U.S. military.


The 870p is a variation of the standard Remington 870 Pump Shotgun produced in 1950. The design itself was based on the Model 17 Shotgun designed by John Pederson and John Browning. The 870p was released specifically for use by Police and Military personnel.



Remington 870p Max in standard configuration

The 870p Max has the following features:[1]

  • 6+1 round capacity with optional 2-shot extension tube
  • Pistol grip
  • Shorter buttstock than standard 870 (by 1")
  • Ring sight system with removable front ring
  • Weapon-light mounted on bottom of barrel
  • Recoil Pad to reduce recoil by 50% (making it easy to handle by smaller officers)

Terminator franchise

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Cameron terminated Cromartie in Mexico with a Remington 870P. She accurately blew off most of the left side of his face, effectively rendering him helpless. "Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today"

  • It is unlikely that John Connor's single pistol shot did any serious damage and was probably just used for dramatic effect.
  • Correction the shotgun used by Cameron was a semi-auto and as Remington 870 are by definition pump action, this cannot be the same gun. However, superficially, they do resemble each other. The gun used by Cameron is most likey a tactical model of the Remington 1100 or 11-87.



  1. Remington 870p Max Specs at