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Old May 4th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #1
 
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This is going to be for home defense and training. Sell me on your favorite.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #2
 
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anybody,anybody?
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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:06 AM   #3
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Best deal I ever got was a Maverick Model 88 Security by Mossberg for about $150. Interchangeable parts w/Mossy 500.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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The 870 is worth every nickel you pay for it. Mine is about 30 years old. FLAWLESS. Not even a mark in the bluing.



Period.



The Mossburg won the Military contract on PRICE, not on quality.



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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #5
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For most people I recommend a Mossy combo with both 18" and 28" barrels. and add an extended magazine tube. The time at the range shooting trap is good training. The only downside is the fixed choke on the 28" barrel.



Alternately you can buy a Mossy 500 setup for SD/HD and add a sporting barrel. You could do the Same for a Remmy 870 for about $100 more.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #6
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I got the Rem 870 Super Express (handles 3.5" too) for $329 with a 26" barrel, bought the 18" barrel, mag ext, and Knoxx shock-absorbing stock...for a total of about $500...I have a hunting and HD set-up. I love it. Plus, Rem 870 is what most cops use.
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870. Hands down the best pump on the market IMO. My first gun was an 870, extended mag, 18" barrel. For $369. Go for it. There's really nothing wrong with the Mossberg. But for me nothing beats my 870.
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Originally Posted by BobTheBiulder' post='205532' date='May 4 2009, 12:01 PM
870. Hands down the best pump on the market IMO. My first gun was an 870, extended mag, 18" barrel. For $369. Go for it. There's really nothing wrong with the Mossberg. But for me nothing beats my 870.
Whats the capacity with the extended magazine? I like the idea of the 18" barrel.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 03:59 AM   #9
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Watch for deals.



I was able to pickup a like-new former police shotgun for short money recently. Rem 870 Police Magnum model, 18", plastic furniture, phosphated finish, appears to be very lightly used for $300. It's a heavy steel gun, built like a tank and shoots very well. Standard tube will hold 4 shells (2.75" or 3").



I added a Tru-glow snap-on fiber optic front sight . . . snaps over the barrel and you align it with the brass post.



I changed out the plastic stock for a Knoxx recoil-reducing stock and no more pain on the shoulder shooting slugs!



You could buy different barrels for skeet/trap/hunting/etc.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #10
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+1 for the one sholling recommended. i have the same setup and paid under 3 bills for it. i prefer the safety of the mossberg over the 870, but that is me...
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+1 for the one sholling recommended. i have the same setup and paid under 3 bills for it. i prefer the safety of the mossberg over the 870, but that is me...
Thanks for the tip. Also I am going to get you some more bubblegum.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #12
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870 all the way! I have used this shotgun for bird hunting, three gun matches, skeet shooting......everything. My dad gave me this shotgun 20 years ago to shoot 3 gun matches with(he had it for many years before that). He has 5 other Shotguns (2 Ithica's, a Mossberg, a Benelli, and one I can't remember right now) and keeps asking for this one back!
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I think that I like the 870 express tactical with ghost ring sights(msrp $502) and the 870 tactical synthetic for $370
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Old May 5th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #14
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when it came time for a shotgun I went with the Remington 870 tactical. You can pick up a Mossy and a Remington side by side and feel the difference in quality. The Mossy just feels

"cheaply" made to me. I shoot my Rem.870 all the time and it's absolutely flawless (just like my MP9!). IMO you just can't beat the Remington 870.
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Thanks for the tip. Also I am going to get you some more bubblegum.


It is all about what you like. I do feel the 870 is a little better as far as fit and finish, but being that i shoot lefty, the mossy was the best. The bubblegum is from They Live, a classic ...
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