Originally Posted by thedonald
Why does everyone and their Mother have a 870 Express?
I've shot plenty and don't see why they are so popular, is it just cost?
The cost is part of it. They also have a wide assortment of cheap add-ons and modifications available, and are known for their reliability.
Have you ever heard of Wilson Combat (Wilsoncombat.com)? They make extermely high-end guns, and for their scatterguns they use the 870 as the base for all their modifications.
Lots of after-market accessories
easily broken down and cleaned, great starter gun.