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Mossberg 590A1 vs. Remington 870 Police

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by azsonic, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. azsonic

    azsonic

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    I want to buy a new shotgun. I already have a Maverick 88 Security and it did pretty fine so far; never had any malfunction yet and and spending about 220$ for it was good for my budget. No that I have more ca$h I can affoard a better one and price does not really matter. From the design I really like the Mossberg 590A1 with the factory ghost sites but heard that many people prefer the Remington 870 Police shotguns.

    I will use the shotgun on the range just for fun and at home for selfe defence. Which one would you go for and what are the reasons?
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    They are both great guns. Get a chance to handle both, and take whatever suits you. I prefer the top-mounted safety of the Mossberg over the Remington. My 590 (not an A1, though) has been fantastic.
     

  3. vafish

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    It's a Ford vs Chevy debate. Folks are going to get all worked up over their favorite choice.

    As Plank said, they both are good.
     
  4. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    Pick 'em both up and let each "speak" to you. You can't go wrong with either.

    I prefer the Remington. I like my rifle sights as opposed to ghost rings. I've heard that ghost rings ruin your peripheral vision when engaged. I'm sure it's all preference, though.
     
  5. mixflip

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    Its all about understanding what you prefer?

    Do you prefer...

    Aluminum receiver?
    Dual extractors?
    Tang mounted safety?
    Slide release button rear of the trigger guard?
    Load gate that tucks up up and away when loading ammo?
    Slightly looser tolerance? (more rugged than refined)

    or do you prefer...

    Steel receiver?
    Safety button behind the trigger?
    Slide release forward of the trigger guard?
    Load gate that is spring loaded and pushes back onto your thumb when loading ammo?
    Slightly more refined fit & finish?

    Figure out which shotgun belongs to which category and that might help you decide? Both will do exactly what they were designed to do and they both do them well. Its Usually not the guns fault it fails the shooter... its usually the shooter that fails with the shotgun. lol.

    Me personally I like the safety button and the slide release both in front of the trigger and a rotating 3 lug bolt head but thats a whole other shotgun not on your list.
     
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  6. azsonic

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    it seems that both of these are good shotguns what makes the decision even harder. maybe I will take them both.

    btw: are the 590a1 and 870 police beeing sold to civilians the same quality as the guns beeing sold to the military and law enforcement agencies?
     
  7. Victoriagotagun

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    They are the same.
     
  8. Ferdinandd

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    I've owned 870's, not a P model yet, a 590, and a 500. Currently in my stable is a 500 - I actually prefer it to the 590 as it's lighter - and an 870 Tactical. My preference depends on the day of the week. I love them both.
     
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    They are pretty much the same.
     
  10. infinite97

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    the only issue with my 870 tactical is that the cheap finish rusts when i'm shooting clays and sweating my ass off.
     
  11. HK-N-THE-HOUSE

    HK-N-THE-HOUSE Silver Member

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    I have a 870 under the firearms listings. Take a look.
     
  12. azsonic

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    please give me the link
     
  13. HK-N-THE-HOUSE

    HK-N-THE-HOUSE Silver Member

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    it's right here on Glock Talk under, Firearms Listings.
     
  14. azsonic

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    HK-N-THE-HOUSE Silver Member

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    SORRY this is not the place for me to put a plug in for something I have forsale. Again , Sorry it won't happen again.
     
  16. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    The 590A1 is the only mossberg that is mil-spec. It's current issue IIRC. Hard to beat, and I don't own one. I'd be willing to guess that 870s have the degree of popularity in Law Enforcement that they do partly because of 'follow the leader' and partly because mil-spec generally costs more. That would affect LEO budgets more directly than it would the armed services.
     
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    If you get a pistol grip stock, the Mossy safety is hard to get to.
     
  18. azsonic

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    yes, that's a real issue, anyhow I am not so fond of pistol grips on shotguns
     
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    They are both good pick the one you like best.
     
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    Current issue is now the Benelli M4...