Originally Posted by HockaLouis
They are NOT that reliable anymore I'm afraid. Read the threads of all the failures to function. Even the President of Remington doesn't claim they are reliable anymore -- he says they have "pointability." That what you want in your defense gun? Sorry.
quite a few people in my family have 870s my 20 ga was bought new, 6 years ago. I took threw mud I dropped it in a lake once climbing into a duck blind, it's been threw snow and rain never clicked when I wanted it to go bang except when I went threw all the shells in the gun. The only issue I had with the 20 was when the laminated wood swelled on a deer hunt. I traded that 20 to my grandpa for his 12ga magnum. Not sure how old it is but never failed to fire a round either. My uncles magnum has shot thousands of rounds too, no issues there. Now I'm not saying that the ceo of remington our you a liar I just haven't seen an 870 fail to fire. I'm sure just like the 700 rifle issue remington had, I'm sure it all depends on condition of the gun. The one issue I had with my 12 was the modified choke got a little rust around the threads. Which im going to remove the choke from now on to clean my gun.
Now with that being said is the reliability issue something new? What is causing reliability issues? Because like I said I have yet to see an 870 fail to fire.