In the world of self-defense guns, there’s never been a better time. There are more models on the market now than ever before, including many that are less expensive than the average one. The Stevens model 320 pump shotgun is an excellent example. This is a battle-ready pump shotgun that is perfect for home defense or hunting depending on what you have in mind.
They come from Savage arms with a plain Jane black polymer stock ready to be modified and upgraded left and right. There are a ton of aftermarket parts on the market, not all of them are good. If you’re looking for the best Stevens 320 accessories you've come to the right place.
Best Stevens 320 Accessories
Whether you’re looking for a Stevens 320 pistol grip or Stevens 320 heatshield there are a ton of items on the market that make these guns more usable and effective. Look around for what you need for your intended purpose but here are five of the most common upgrades people make to their shotguns and how to know which ones are best for you.
If you’re going to use your Stevens 320 with an optic, you’re going to need a good mount so that your optic isn't going to fly at you in the face!
Putting an optic on a shotgun is a relatively straightforward process. You’ll need a mount designed specifically for your shotgun (have it installed by someone who knows the process well). For the Stevens 320, this all steel mount from B Sq. and sold by Safari land is one of the best overall optic rounds for the Stevens 320 because it combines durability with a nonpermanent design that is still rugged and reliable.
Many of the optic mounts sold for the most popular pump shotguns on the market are designed to be nonpermanent. This is so you can remove the mount for duck season or when you don’t want a scope on your shotgun.
This makes it difficult to have a rigid and reliable optic mount that will hold zero well enough to use for high precision. This mount accomplishes that high-level precision while still being removable. Of course, you’re going to need to re-zero your optic every time you take the mount off the shotgun but this is a rock solid mount that has multiple points of connection and all steel extremely sturdy construction. You never need to worry about breaking this in the field or worrying whether or not it is going to hold zero.
It’s high quality, cost-effective, and extremely useful on the Stevens 320 rail mount, one of the best ways to upgrade your shotgun and make it easier to use.
Too many people overlook a bead sight on a shotgun. Wing shooters, as well as sporting clay competitors, have long known that the bead is the best sight on a shotgun for the vast majority of shooters. Outside of very specialized applications like Turkey hunting or slug guns, a bead sight is a perfectly viable option for shooting and hunting. Otherwise, you’ll need a good set of sights for your Stevens 320.
If you are using a shotgun like the Stevens 320 you’re probably looking for a low-cost alternative to expensive rifle sights or tritium inserted bead upgrades. This awesome fiber-optic bead placement snaps on your Stevens 320 barrel with almost no installation and provides an incredibly crisp and clear aiming reference.
The fiber-optic itself is oversize and easy to see in a very long distance, collecting plenty of light in even low light and nearly no light situations. If you are planning on using your Stevens 320 for home defense this is an excellent option because it allows you to see well in low light but doesn’t cost a lot or need a trip to the gunsmith to get it installed.
Attaching a flashlight to the shotgun is always a great idea. Especially if that shotgun is going to be used for home defense. Unfortunately, unlike rifles, you only have a few options. This style of magazine tube mounted rail adapter is an excellent option for a Stevens 320 shotgun because it allows you to add any picatinny accessory for cheap.
These specialized mounts can cost hundreds of dollars to add a flashlight to the end of your gun, especially if you have a Stevens 320 magazine extension. This particular mount works in any condition because it mounts directly to the magazine tube and doesn’t need any other hardware than what is contained within the unit.
As far as add-ons go to shotguns, this one is excellent quality. It does it’s job well, being made of precision machined aircraft grade aluminum and hardcode anodized to match the black finish on the Stevens 320.
Essentially, all you have to do is buy this mount and screw it on your gun. It’s as dead simple as it gets with no moving parts and nothing to worry about breaking. It’s heavy-duty anodized aluminum and will take any abuse you can dish out on it. One of the best low-cost options for adding equipment near the forend of your gun.
If you’re going to add an optic or rifle sights to your Stevens 320 you’re most likely going to need a cheap riser. This is one of the best cheap risers on the market because it is specifically designed for the stock shape of the Stevens 320 pump shotgun.
Including two huge pieces of Velcro to attach to our asses this is an American made, heavy-duty chic riser that comes with a free US flag patch to go on the side of your shotgun. It doesn’t include a recoil pad for the cheap piece absorbs recoil adequately well and the entire sleeve is well-made, enough to stand up to years of abuse on the end of a 12gauge shotgun. This sleeve won’t work with a Stevens 320 collapsible stock but will work with almost every other.
Adding just a little bit of height to the stock comb will help tremendously with producing felt recoil in getting back on target for fast follow-up shots. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to invest the money on getting an optic and mount put together properly by a gunsmith only to not be able to use it because your stock is too low. Get one of these awesome cheek risers and get the most out of your Stevens 320.
Depending on what you’re going to be using your Stevens 320 pump shotgun for, this could be an excellent addition to your set up. If you need a few extra rounds, chances are you’re going to need more. For when side saddles just won’t cut it, here is a specially made pump shotgun ammo sling designed for shotguns just like the Stevens 320.
This is a heavy-duty nylon sling that attaches and swivels at the butt stock and with an all metal tie in at the magazine tube. Along the length of the stock, there are some inelastic loops that hold two and three-quarter inch shotgun shells.
If you are a hunter or are going to be using this shotgun on the range extensively, this could be an excellent Stevens 320 sling for you. It is a bit gratuitous carrying around the range, but for caring large amounts of ammunition in the field to and from a duck blind this can’t be overlooked. You can comfortably carry 26 rounds of ammunition over your shoulder with the rest of your gun. Eliminating heavy boxes of ammunition that surround in the bottom of your backpack.
In a home defense situation, this much ammo is simply not needed. Look for a much simpler sling, but to be honest, this is just a badass looking piece of equipment!
The Stevens 320 pump shotgun is a bet your life reliable firearm. An excellent deal for your money, that is a perfect platform for upgrades. If you are looking for accessories to make your Stevens 320 a more effective firearm that is easier to use for your intended purpose look at all the available options on the market and get the best Stevens 320 accessories you can get your hands on.
If you are using it for home defense, make sure that each and every accessory you put on your gun is battle ready and reliable. The worst thing that can happen is you add something cheap and cheesy to your gun that falls apart when it’s time to use it
Above all else, once you get your gun set up the way you like it, get out and test everything. You need to make sure that everything works and it's just plain fun to shoot shotguns.