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Old 12-31-2012, 18:46   #26
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Mossberg V. Remington is Chevy V. Ford, both are fine. I went with Mossberg, I prefer the location of the safety... Ymmv
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Old 12-31-2012, 19:37   #27
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A used Remington Police 870...nuff said.
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Old 12-31-2012, 21:34   #28
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I have a Mossberg 500A. It has a TruGlo reflex red/green dot. It has a light on the other side of the rail you can't see. You can flick it Tactical Shotgunson as you grab for the pump. With the light and the TruGlo it is a great, no light/ low light set up IMO. Load it with buckshot and let it rip!
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:41   #29
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870 with 18.5" barrel and +2 extension
Mesa Side Saddle (4, 6, or 8 rounds)
Speedfeed/Mesa Urbino (both allow extra rounds to be stored on or in the stock, though it does inhibit off-side shooting... plus, they're just top notch stocks)
Wilson Combat Track Lock ghost rings (they have tritium inserts)
Surefire forend, or a MagPul forend with the light of your choice. There's also the newish EOTech forend, but I am not aware of its track record.

If you went with the 8-round side saddle, and a stock with ammunition storage (4-rounds, usually), you would get a total of 19 rounds on and in the gun. It will be as reliable as can be, and if you build yourself, it won't break the bank.
Only thing I would add would be a quality adjustable stock of some sort and this is me right here.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:59   #30
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For me, it's going to be whichever one i can find locally. Everything is picked-over right now. Didn't expect a run on shotguns but I guess there is
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Old 01-01-2013, 13:02   #31
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870 or mossberg. either way, you won't go wrong.

i love my 590. that's just me.
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Old 01-01-2013, 13:02   #32
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Here is my Remington 870 Experess Magnum that I turned into a "tactical":
Tactical Shotguns

Note, that this is a photo that I took before I shortened the barrel from 21.5" to 18.5", put a Pachmayr slip-on rubber grip (with fingergrooves) on the pistol grip, and installed a Hogue rubber forend.

I LOVE this shotgun!
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Old 01-01-2013, 13:14   #33
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870 or mossberg. either way, you won't go wrong.

i love my 590. that's just me.
Yea I do agree with this but for me breaking down an 870 is easier maybe because I am already trained on doing it. Like Mossbergs just the same though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 13:27   #34
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Yea I do agree with this but for me breaking down an 870 is easier maybe because I am already trained on doing it. Like Mossbergs just the same though.
exactly. the 870 is a fine shotgun. if that's what you learned with, it is as natural as using a pencil, or a fork.

what ever the op purchaces, i am asking him or her to learn with it. the way it works, fires, and operates. field stripping, slide release, safety, ....every detail of the shotgun you puchase. you will make us all very happy that way.

when you master yours (and only then), you can try firing the other make and model.

sound fair?
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:04   #35
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The 590a1 is the man! Dual extractors, double action bars, replaceable ejector, no feeding gate, parkerized finish, heavy duty barrel, metal trigger guard and safety..... Basically every beneficial thing you could want in a combat shotgun
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Old 01-01-2013, 18:34   #36
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The one and only REM 870:

http://youtu.be/6Ommmp-QXgg

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Old 01-01-2013, 19:36   #37
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The 590a1 is the man! Dual extractors, double action bars, replaceable ejector, no feeding gate, parkerized finish, heavy duty barrel, metal trigger guard and safety..... Basically every beneficial thing you could want in a combat shotgun
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Old 01-01-2013, 20:12   #38
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The 590a1 is the man! Dual extractors, double action bars, replaceable ejector, no feeding gate, parkerized finish, heavy duty barrel, metal trigger guard and safety..... Basically every beneficial thing you could want in a combat shotgun
I agree I went to gun show the weekend before Christmas to buy a 870 tactical I had been wanting one for some time. Went to my favorite dealer for shotguns and saw the Mossberg 590A1 Blackwater and walk out with it instead of the 870. It is built like a tank and has everything you need for HD gun.

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Old 01-03-2013, 18:20   #39
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If you want "tactical" then look at the Remington 870 Tactical model. Wally World carries them from time to time. It's a basic 870 with a +2 extension. If you want the tactical model with the rail, ghost sights, and +2 extension look at them at the local gun store. These units already have the main features your asking for. These cost a lot more.

But the basic 870 isn't "tacticool". It's reliable, decent price and readily available. Lotta aftermarket parts for it also.
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Just replace the Carrier Dog Follower and Sear Springs with that of the 870P type, Oversized safety and Steel Extractor and your all set.....


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Old 01-03-2013, 18:32   #40
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I bought my daughter a 870 youth model in 20 gauge. Very inexpensive, lightweight and manuverable. I can assure you 5 rounds of #3 or #4 in a home would be ugly and overpenetration shouldn't be an issue.

It's basic looking but I'll take proven reliabilty over "tacticool" anyday.

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Old 01-03-2013, 19:09   #41
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Wake up guys....Its the VEPR 12 check it out. most tactical you can get. On an AK platform.
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Old 01-04-2013, 22:21   #42
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Have a 590A1 and also had a 870...one had to go, so I could have the same platform....SOLD the 870 yesterday and ordered another 590A1!


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Old 01-04-2013, 22:48   #43
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The 870 "tactical", is essentially the 870 Express with some bolt-ons, correct?

None of these 870 Expresses or Tacticals have Parkerized finishes do they? That is one of my complaints with the 870.
As for the "bolt ons", that would be essentially correct for all "tactical" shotguns.

As for the complaint about the Express finish:

I hear a lot of complaints about this, and the explanation is simple. Parked guns will rust, too. The finish is porous to allow it to soak up oil from the wipe down with an oily rag, and you do the same with the Remington Express line. My brother carried an Express in and out of duck blinds for years, and it looks fine.

If you want a reliable shotgun, the first step should be to maintain it. Anything else after that is fluff.
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Old 01-04-2013, 22:49   #44
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Well, I have owned, or been issued, quite a few PUMP shotguns over 30+ years in LE. Remington 870, Mossberg 500, Mossberg 590. They are all fine shotguns and worthy of praise! This is just my opinion-

BENELLI SUPERNOVA TACTICAL- WHAT A FINE PIECE OF MACHINERY!

Granted, there are not a lot of after market accessories for Benelli's, but there are enough to get the job done.
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Old 01-04-2013, 23:41   #45
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Old 01-07-2013, 17:00   #46
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As for the "bolt ons", that would be essentially correct for all "tactical" shotguns.

As for the complaint about the Express finish:

I hear a lot of complaints about this, and the explanation is simple. Parked guns will rust, too. The finish is porous to allow it to soak up oil from the wipe down with an oily rag, and you do the same with the Remington Express line. My brother carried an Express in and out of duck blinds for years, and it looks fine.

If you want a reliable shotgun, the first step should be to maintain it. Anything else after that is fluff.
No, the finish on the Express is truly horrible. It's almost impossible to keep them from rusting.
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It's almost impossible to keep them from rusting.
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Old 01-07-2013, 17:31   #48
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Bull****.
I'd show you the photos of the rust but I literally gave that gun away (870 Express made in 2011 that I bought new). Even though I oiled it and live in the desert, the mag tube still got rust spots.

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BENELLI SUPERNOVA TACTICAL- WHAT A FINE PIECE OF MACHINERY!

Granted, there are not a lot of after market accessories for Benelli's, but there are enough to get the job done.
Just picked one up yesterday.
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:19   #50
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870 Police Magnum, Mesa sidesaddle, refitted with a MagPul stock and fore-end for a light of your choice (or a Surefire fore-end, which does the same and costs more).

LPA ghost rings if you plan on shooting slugs, a XS tritium Big Dot if you don't.
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