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MiZZuMMikE 02-20-2013 02:08 PM

Mossberg 500 or Remington 870
 
Hey guys,

Im in the market for my first shotgun. I am torn between the 2 above models and would like to get insight from some of you that may own them or know more about them. FYI this will be a dual purpose firearm as I will use for some hunting but mostly home protection. I tend to lean more on the tactical side as I would prefer a pistol grip. Let me know what ya think!

Thanks,

akers06 02-20-2013 03:19 PM

Neither look at the benelli nova or Winchester super x pump

BigRedUSMC 02-20-2013 06:27 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Mossberg 500 with Recoil Absorbing 6 Position Folding Shotgun stock with Tactical Forend that's my set up and is more than perfect for home defense and hunting. Stock folds to the side as well

StainlessSteel215 02-20-2013 06:29 PM

Considered both of those for my first shotgun, went with an IAC Hawk 982 which is an 870 clone. INCREDIBLE gun for the cost (under $300). Holds 5+1 and comes with ghost ring sites!

molonlabexx 02-20-2013 07:46 PM

Check out the new CZ612 model. It is coming very soon later in the month. 870's I have heard are too heavy. If anything, a mossberg 500. 870 is more of a police duty firearm TBH I am not an expert, just giving my philosophy.

GeneralPatton 02-20-2013 08:36 PM

Remington 870 shotguns, the best selling shotgun in history. Need I say more?

akers06 02-20-2013 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeneralPatton (Post 1146049)
Remington 870 shotguns, the best selling shotgun in history. Need I say more?

In history that doesn't say anything about the new ones...Remington quality has went to Hell in the last few years

allegreenlee 02-20-2013 09:58 PM

I own one of each they are both great just pick the one you like better or buy them both haha.its funny how these are YOUR 2 decisions and every one wants you to pick different models.

HockaLouis 02-20-2013 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akers06 (Post 1146133)
In history that doesn't say anything about the new ones...Remington quality has went to Hell in the last few years

I agree, and if you need to rely on this arm, well then, I'd go Mossberg personally.

762 02-20-2013 10:47 PM

cant go wrong with either. i bought a mossy 500, but that was because i already had a 700P and wanted to branch out lol. sanded it down to get rid of the bluing (i hate bluing) and duracoated it. holds 7+1, use it for home defense and F-ing around whilst shooting with my buddies, so i wanted something that was high capacity without having to buy a mag extension like you do with the 870.

put a flashlight on it
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/P9200103.jpg

tritium front bead
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/P9040029.jpg

and added an aluminum extended safety button
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/P9170104.jpg

i'd say i have $450-$475 in it including the cost of the duracoat.


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