I recently purchased a Remington 887 tactical shotgun 18.5" nitro mag. I did do research before purchasing this gun and found lots of good reviews and some bad ones that mainly focused on the "ugly" looks of the design. Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it looks tough as hell. Opinions about looks don't really concern me. But I wish before I purchased the 887 that I had searched specifically for "887 failure to chamber". The first time I took it out it had issues chambering. It seemed that two 2 3/4" shells were being pushed out of the tube at once. Causing the next round to be chambered to get caught up on the one behind it in the mag tube. It happened 4 times out of 50 shells. Once is too many times for me. I thought that buying a Remington meant buying quality, durability, and most of all reliability. Apparently I should have looked for bad reviews on the gun. Honestly I feel like I got lucky with the one I took home after reading some of the other problems people had with them. Such as rounds firing upon closing of the slide without trigger pull. Those guns got sent back. I really like mine and want to give it a chance. Someone told me the new gun just needed to be broken in. I went the next weekend and put 100 rounds through it. I'm not sure that a single full tube went through without at least one occurrence of the issue. Then I noticed that sometimes the elevator was sticking up when it should have been down. That being said I took it out again. And this last time put 54 rounds through it without a single hiccup. Does this mean my shotgun is broken in now? I go target shooting nearly every weekend. So I will be putting a lot more rounds throguh it. My knee-jerk reaction was to send it back to Remington. But I love the way it looks and the idea behind the ArmorLokt coating. And that it's a "tactical" shotgun with picatanny railing. And the butt pad works wonderfully.