Tactical 870 vs Moss 590A1? [Archive] - Glock Talk


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01-04-2010, 22:48
The 870 is a Class III with a pistol grip and 10" barrel for $700

The Mossberg has a pistol grip handle, collapsable stock, side saddle for 5 shots and is about $450.

Would be used just for HD and the range. Any pros/cons would be appreciated

01-04-2010, 23:12
Who's stock is on the Mossberg? The 590A1 has its safety on the top, and using it in conjunction with a pistol grip can become an issue for shooters.

The 590A1 is a much heavier shotgun, compared to the 10" 870. You really are comparing apples/oranges at this point.

If the 870 is made off of an "express" with plastic trigger housing, I would suggest you go with the mossberg.

Pistol grips on shotguns RARELY work towards the shooters advantage. They take practice to handle properly.

01-04-2010, 23:18
The Mossberg website has it listed as the 590A1 Special Purpose.

01-05-2010, 01:23
590A1's are my favorite HD shotguns.

I prefer my 590A1's with a standard speed feed stock (4 extra shells nicely tucked away), a 20 inch barrel with a full length magazine (8+1 capacity), a weapon light & Ghost Ring sights sitting up top = ultimate home defense weapon IMHO.

However 870's are decent shotguns, I have owned a bunch over the years (I still have one of the old original Express's) but I personally like the ergonomics better on my Mossbergs.

Either way, both are more than capable HD shotguns.

01-05-2010, 17:17
As stated above, if the 870 is an "express" model I'd stay away from it. I have one and it rusts unless you keep it oiled all the time. There are also a number of other ways the express line is cheaped out on, and not in ways which I would be comfortable with if the shotgun is meant for serious use. Now if it's a police/wingmaster model, then you are good to go.

01-05-2010, 17:52
A laser and light along with a recoil reducing pistol grip make a good setup, IMO.

01-05-2010, 20:57
i have a couple of the Benelli Novas w/ mag ext and ghost sites and wont go back to the 500's or the 870's these things eat anything that has the # 12 on it regardless and thats very reasuring