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Old 05-16-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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Remington 870 pump shotgun with Clint Smith. Enjoy!

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Old 06-01-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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Default 870 comes alive!

I attended the 99th Session of the FBI Academy in 1974. One day our range instructor asked the class which gun would do the most damage, a 12-gauge 870 loaded to the max with double-ought buck or a decked-out Thompson submachine gun with a 40-round magazine. Most of the class, having seen the Thompson blasting away at the Mafia in movies, allowed as to how the submachine gun certainly would be the most deadly. At any rate, it looked the most deadly with that snarky little barrel sticking out there just waiting to send a couple of dozen rounds into some latter-day Al Capone's automobile windshield.

"Well, let's see," said the range instructor, picking up the Thompson. He turned and emptied it into a target with a wooden frame, which was situated about 20 yards away. There were lots of holes, of course, because 40 rounds of .45 caliber ammo fired off over a few seconds has a way of getting a person's attention. I was impressed.

Then he picked up the 870 and turned to another target. BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM! He racked off rounds as fast as he could jack the slide back and forth. Pieces of target and wooden frame flew all over the place. In fact, the target was shredded to pieces and left slivers of wood and paper all over the ground.

Putting the 870 back on the table, the range instructor turned and said, "Gentlemen, (there were no women in our group), don't ever sell a 12-gauge riot gun short. For self-defense, I had rather have one in my home than anything else."

I never forgot that lesson: there are more expensive shotguns, prettier shotguns, and shotguns that will equal what an 870 will do. But all things considered there is no shotgun out there that will beat an 870.

Unless it's two 870s.

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I've been beyond happy since I bought my 870. I would never sell it


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I want to get one, my brother in law has one, we were doing some load test to see how they acted recoil, spread... etc. He had I think it was a 3" bore on his, he accidentally loaded one of my 3 1/2" mags (turkey load) fired it, didn't realize what he did till he tried to eject the shell. Looked the gun completely over and nothing wrong worked like the day he bought it. We were both amazed it did blow up or at least bulged the barrel or anything.

To be honest I'm really not a shotgun guy there fun but I don't really us them too much. Plus I just really like the 870.
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best shotgun ever made IMO and I have a a high end browning auto
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