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I'm looking to buy my first shotgun, anything I should be looking for? I'm going to mainly be using it for fun and some trap shooting. I've looked at the remington 870 express and mossberg 500. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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I have a Mossberg 500 with the 28 in barrel and a 18.5 in barre. It's a nice gun for $260 dollars!! I really like it
 

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Are you (or other living in the household who may need to use it) a Southpaw (I.E. left handed)??
You might want to consider a Ithica model 37; http://www.ithacagun.com/ It loads and ejects from the bottom... I would also recommend the Remington 1100 if you're interested in a semi.
 

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Are you (or other living in the household who may need to use it) a Southpaw (I.E. left handed)??
You might want to consider a Ithica model 37; http://www.ithacagun.com/ It loads and ejects from the bottom... I would also recommend the Remington 1100 if you're interested in a semi.
I'm a southpaw shooter and I've never had a problem shooting my Mossberg. I would love to have an Ithaca 37!
 

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when you say trapshooting, are we talking real bonified pro bunker trap at a club or back yard wiz bang trap?
 

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Also check.our the benelli nova and Winchester super x pump...I'm not a big fan of the Remington or Mossberg...the best advice I can give though is check out a lot different guns before you buy
 

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I highly recommend benelli pump shotguns! I have both the nova and super nova in 12 gauge. They are much better bang for your buck than the 870 or 500. Availability of accessories is the only factor in which those two surpass the benellis.
 

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I'm a southpaw shooter and I've never had a problem shooting my Mossberg. I would love to have an Ithaca 37!
Ithacas are nice and I admit to having a bit of a soft spot for them.
However, you might also do well to look at the Browning BPS. It also ejects out the bottom. It might be a bit easier to find & at a better price. It's not like Browning quality is a huge compromise either.
 

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I'm a big fan of anything Benelli.:)
 

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Mossberg: Cheap and Reliable
Remington 870: High quality and smooth
Both: Classic pump action shotguns that have been combat tested.
 

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CZ612 is coming out soon if not already. Either that or a mossberg 870
 

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I like Benelli as well, but they are high dollar! I'm personally a Remington fan. The 870 is a fantastic shotgun. Besides being the best selling shotgun in history, I recall reading it is also the top choice of Law Enforcement and Tactical team users.
 

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I like Benelli as well, but they are high dollar! I'm personally a Remington fan. The 870 is a fantastic shotgun. Besides being the best selling shotgun in history, I recall reading it is also the top choice of Law Enforcement and Tactical team users.
Benelli pump guns are not that much more…
 

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if its whiz bang...buy the cheapest thing you can get.
odds are itll be used maybe twice a year and put up. right?

btw...all the names suggested are going to kick the daylights out of you.
the cheaper the gun, the more it kicks.

if less kick is needed, get the heaviest gun out there and use low recoil loads(if you can find them in todays world) or go with a 20ga.
 

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I like Benelli as well, but they are high dollar! I'm personally a Remington fan. The 870 is a fantastic shotgun. Besides being the best selling shotgun in history, I recall reading it is also the top choice of Law Enforcement and Tactical team users.
You can get a nova for around around $400 they aren't that expensive
 

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You can get a nova for around around $400 they aren't that expensive
I took a gander at some Benelli prices. Other than the Nova, every other one I saw was $1000 +. Now, this is just my take, however I try to never buy the cheapest product any manufacturer. That kinda product is generally designed to get the folks who can't afford their Top Tier lines. To get a $1000+ shotgun down to $400, you'd have to cut at least a few corners for the sake of cost. Not saying they are cheap, but if I was going to buy a Benelli, I'd save up a bit more cash and get a least a middle of the road offering version.
 
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