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Old 03-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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I was gonna pick one up and put magpul accessories on it but how good is the 870 should i go with the m4 shotgun instead or a keltec ksg.

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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870 is a great gun, I never had a problem with one and neither has anyone I know, I'm sure people will be along shortly to tell you Remington is a piece of mass produced crap because that seems to be the latest thing goin around the net but I don't believe it, 870 is the top selling pump shotgun for a reason.

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Yeah, it's one of the longest produced, most sold shot guns for a reason.

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the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 are some of the more durable and reliable pump shotguns on the market. been around a long time. the 870 has a bunch of aftermarket support and can be bought in many different configurations to suit different needs. buy it with confidence.

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The Remington has suffered lately from shell stops that come unstaked from the receiver. I would bite the bullet and get a Mossberg 590 or A1. I am not a fan of the 500's. I would not have considered a Mossberg until handling the 590's

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The shell stops coming unstaked is a non-issue. They are only there to keep them from falling out when you take it apart. Browning doesn't stake them, just says don't take it apart. A drop of Superglue will take care of it if it does happen. The shell stop on one of my 1100s came out 4 years ago and I Superglued it as a temporary thing, and now I don't remember which one it was.

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The KelTec looks like fun, but, I agree with going 590 A1, the 18-1/2" barreled, if that's what you're sorta in the market for. The 870 is a shadow of its former self -- Remington markets its "pointability" because they had to concede it is so less reliable. Shell Stop my butt...

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You said 870 or m4. two different classes of guns. If you have the money for an m4 I would do it. Thats just a bad ass gun. If you go the 870 route I would suggest picking up both an 870 and the 500/590. See which one fits you better. both gun can have some issues the one main one I hear about the 870's that were made recently are failure to eject. Haven't seen it our heard it happen from anyone I know personally. I believe a few on the forum had it happen. And with the 500 it can drop shells out the bottom of the gun while loading. Again haven't seen our heard that happening to anyone personally, but seems to be as common as the failure to eject. Which actually isn't that common at all. Both are reliable. The 870 has been around a long time for a reason. And also the 500 is military for a reason. Just be aware gun you buy could be a lemon. Thats how it is with mass production.

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I would get a 870 first over the M4. The main reason is you can get more after market goodies for it over the M4. You can get used barrels for the Remy for under $200 were M4 was closer to $500. Hard to find used barrels for the M4. New Remy barrels are less then 300. If you can afford a M4 I would get it as a 2nd gun. The Remy is a pump the M4 gas operated. Auto loader may not cycle with some loads a pump will cycle almost any round. I got 3 barrels for my 870 and a Tru Glo redot on mine. I got two Benelli's the M2 LH and the Ultra Lite. Love both but my 870 is my work horse.

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the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 are some of the more durable and reliable pump shotguns on the market. been around a long time. the 870 has a bunch of aftermarket support and can be bought in many different configurations to suit different needs. buy it with confidence.
Agree with my buddy Axe here 100%, have had several 870's and still have a 870 within reach of my bed for a reason, ,,, because it has NEVER let me down. And she's not babied much, got her used 10 or so years ago and have shot the sh!t out of her. 870 all day, but that's JMO....
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