So I was looking at both of these guns and they are the most common, I would be useing it for home defense and clay shooting. What do you guys think would be my best option or what's your take on the two??
This could go on for ever man. I have a 870. When I got it the friend I took with me said they were alittle better built. Not sure if it's true but thats what he said and he knows more then I do. Most of the attachments I've seen fit both. I replaced my stock with one that has springs in it to help with the recoil. Not to sound like a panzy but I could only get 8 or 9 off and my shoulder was killin me. Now it's like a 20 gage.
I see the 500 as more a self defense gun.. I have an 870 and love the thing.. Never had problems and it will take any crap rds you throw at it... But the 28"barrel model and then order a 18" on offline and u got 2 guns in 1!!!
I tried to make a decision and couldn't, so I did the right thing and got both!
Mossberg 500: (also has a 26" barrel with multiple chokes)
The Remington holds 1 more shot than the Mossberg does, but they both shoot great. I like the location of the safety on the Mossberg, but that's because the 20 ga. pump I grew up with was a Mossberg too. You really can't go wrong with either choice. I will say that the Remingtons are easier to obtain parts for and to customize than the Mossbergs are.
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Last edited by Snakedriver; 02-29-2012 at 12:55 PM.
My .02 keep your hd gun separate from your shooting gun. I'm now abandoning my 4 in 1 870 as in (turkey, deer, water fowl, hd) and leaving it at turkey and deer. And buying a second shotgun down the road for water fowl. And ditching the hd shotgun. Eventually a hands gun for hd. But I just can't come up with a way to keep the rail clear. For water fowl then be awesome all the way around in a way that would benefit me. I'm not saying it can't bee done but a 2nd shotgun for me would be the cheapest way to go.
Remington 870 12 Ga. Supermag
Springfield XDS .45acp
I would definatly choose a 870 over q mossturd anyday but I'm not a big fan of either one I would look into the benelli novas, the older winchester 1200 and 1300s, and the new winchester super x pumps all of these are better guns than the 870s or the 500s