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Old March 10th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #16
 
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I guess it boils down to ergos and internals. Ergos wise, the safety and the slide release are different. That's probably most important as to what you can adapt to. Internals, the Mossberg has a few more parts. Try to look past the flair of muzzle breachers and ghost rings (which actually obscure your peripheral vision...) Functionality is most important.



Choose your poison. Personally, I'm sold on the 870.



Chevy/Ford. PC/Mac. Coke/Pepsi



Either should last a good, long time.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #17
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Why buy just one? My backdoor gun is a Mossberg 500 Mariner 8 shot, the living room gun is a Bakail O/U double, and the bedroom gun is my duck gun, Winchester Super X2 auto. In the girls bedroom is the Mossberg 500 20 ga. What do you think would look good in the dining room?
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Old March 10th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #18
 
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Originally Posted by LTUSMC' post='246428' date='Mar 10 2010, 09:32 AM
Also, for HD remember that buckshot will penetrate 2 avg gypsum walls wheras a smaller (bird shot) load usually stops in first wall. Both are bad news for bad guys.
Sorry Lt. but you are wrong about birdshot being bad news for bad guys. Birdshot is for little birds. From The Box O'Truth:

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot3_2.htm
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Old March 10th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #19
 
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The 870 dropped into my hands and everything was where it should be for me. But too big for wife. However the Mossberg fit her the same feeling of just right. So. We bought both.



The Mossberg is a good gun, the safety is more advantageous because of it's position high on the receiver to the rear. The last time I shot it, it spat a Federal Truball at 1600 feet with maybe a few inches of drop at 90 yards followed by the rest of the plastic somewhat late and slow compared to the slug.



The old Winchester 1300's are very awesome as are the new Benellis. However if I must say so, the new Military AA-12 is my favorite, but might have to wait 50 years before being allowed to buy one.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #21
 
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Well at the least, I guess I'd suggest a rail mount on top... that would give you the option of better optics later.. like an Eotech of some sort.



If you want to get nuts like I did, and you KNOW 870 is the way you want to go... check out this guy:



http://www.aiptactical.com/



He built me a SWEET Tactical II that I would bet my life on, and will probably outlast my kin. Give him a call and he will be honest with you, wont force you into buying anything, and will steer you away from the unneeded and "tacticool". A very "straight shooter".



I viewed mine as a once in a lifetime tool, and considered the investment worth it.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 09:44 AM   #22
 
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Remington 870 Express with the 18" police barrel for HD. I have other barrels that easily attach for other uses.
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