I have several other shotguns, but somehow have made it this far without an 870. I corrected this oversight last week, the store had this model 81201 on sale for $299. I like my brothers 25077, this is similar, but with "Tiger Stripe Urban Camo. Cheaper than black and "Tacti-cool". Took it out for a function test last weekend. Worked fine, no problems through a box. Look at it closly and you can see why they can sell it so cheap. Heavy matte black finish, lots of machining marks left. Well, I bought it as a working gun, so its going to get banged around. I hope it has the reliability Remington 870's are known for.