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r126NYC
12-28-2010, 21:31
This will be my 1st shotgun,it will be for HD and range. I've looked thru the forums and Remington website but don't know which one I should get? I really like how the 870 Marine looks but it's a bit pricey. I would like the shortest barrel possible and really like how they look with the folding stock/pistol grip. So which one(Police/Express/Tactical... Etc. Etc.) and what's the difference in them?????? THANKS

bluejackets92fs
12-28-2010, 21:32
You can get a synthetic with an 18.5" barrel for around 300 if you look hard enough.

glockfan9
12-28-2010, 21:45
there are many options and many differences. i just completed my research and ended up with the 870 express with extended mag tube. 6+1, 18.5' barrel. i love it so far, knoxx spec ops stock is next on the list. thats one with the pistol grip and colapseable stock.

Spats McGee
12-29-2010, 07:37
You could also look for a used one and then start swapping out for the parts you want. I don't know that it'll be any cheaper, but it will keep you from having to shell out the $$$ all at once. Besides, you can then swap parts back and forth for different uses: HD, hunting, etc.

Jeremy_K
12-29-2010, 08:05
I just bought one used, like new at Gander Mountain for $195 out the door. Express Magnum 12 ga., Matte finish, 28" VR barrel. I installed a sling swivel for 17.00, and bought the Remington ShurShot synthetic stock and forearm for $77.00 delivered from Natchez. I'm into it for $289 so far. Buying one off the shelf set up like this with a short barrel would cost $500 new. I'll be using mine mostly for turkey until I can buy a slug barrel for deer. There are tons of parts for these guns which is the main reason I bought one. I already had an Ithaca 37 deerslayer with 2 barrels and a scope but the aftermarket is non existent for them. As far as the different types. The older model 870s handle mostly 2-3/4" shells. The Express and Express Magnum will handle 2-3/4 or 3", and the Express Super Magnum handles up to 3-1/2" shells. The wingmasters are the fancy bird gun style with nice bluing and gloss wood stocks. I'd never buy one off the shelf set up for HD or tactical. You can save a lot of money putting it together yourself with whatever fits your needs best. http://www.remington.com/product-families/firearms/shotgun-families/pump-action-model-870.aspx

glockfan9
12-29-2010, 08:14
^ my regular express takes 2 3/4" & 3"
$370 OTD + $30 cash mail in rebate from remington so $340
- 870 express w/ mag extension tube
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww90/austinweber11/photo-35.jpg

Jeremy_K
12-29-2010, 08:30
^ my regular express takes 2 3/4" & 3"
$370 OTD + $30 cash mail in rebate from remington so $340
- 870 express w/ mag extension tube
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww90/austinweber11/photo-35.jpg
Forgot about the Express. That's a nice setup and an awesome price.

ThinkMud
12-29-2010, 08:34
870 express is fine for HD set up "tactical" 18.5" barrel and stuff. You can still get other barrels for other hunting/clay stuff as well. but if really into clay or bird shooting, try to find a used 870 wingmaster. 870s are like Glocks, so many options and so many aftermarket stuff. You can't go wrong with any of the 870's if you ask me.

glockfan9
12-29-2010, 08:39
Forgot about the Express. That's a nice setup and an awesome price.
thanks, i love it, sticker price was $399 but i talked him down a little, they had 4 on the shelf and had extras after christmas so it was a steal and then he told me about the mail in rebate, so it worked out.

Jeremy_K
12-29-2010, 09:09
I'll put up a pic of mine Friday. I'll be getting the Shurshot stocks delivered tomorrow.

r126NYC
12-29-2010, 09:40
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1277363&highlight=870
So I guess this would be a good start? This guy is local to me,guess I'll make him a offer

Khao
12-29-2010, 10:06
Express Tactical. Get a knoxx spec-ops stock as well. My set up.

Spats McGee
12-29-2010, 10:15
I looked at that ad, but I can't tell if it's a 20 ga or 12. Did I miss something?

glockfan9
12-29-2010, 11:23
Express Tactical. Get a knoxx spec-ops stock as well. My set up.
how do you like that spec ops btw?
Spats- I cant tell if that one is 12ga or 20ga either? just gotta wait for him to reply.

Spats McGee
12-29-2010, 11:37
OK. So it's not just me . . . I posted the question in the seller's thread, so maybe we'll know something soon.

rappa29
12-29-2010, 12:05
You could also look for a used one and then start swapping out for the parts you want. I don't know that it'll be any cheaper, but it will keep you from having to shell out the $$$ all at once. Besides, you can then swap parts back and forth for different uses: HD, hunting, etc.

+1. My dad bought an old, pretty much cherry 870 Wingmaster at a garage sale for $75!! He gave it to me and I bought a 18.5" barrel made by Mossberg and got wooden furniture from an 870 Police model off the message boards!

Jeremy_K
12-29-2010, 12:07
+1. My dad bought an old, pretty much cherry 870 Wingmaster at a garage sale for $75!! He gave it to me and I bought a 18.5" barrel made by Mossberg and got wooden furniture from an 870 Police model off the message boards!
Why can't I find deals like that? :faint:

rappa29
12-29-2010, 12:13
Why can't I find deals like that? :faint:

Ditto! I'd have never come across a deal like that on my own! I was more than happy to take it off his hands when he quit hunting\shooting.

Spats McGee
12-29-2010, 12:15
+1. My dad bought an old, pretty much cherry 870 Wingmaster at a garage sale for $75!! He gave it to me and I bought a 18.5" barrel made by Mossberg and got wooden furniture from an 870 Police model off the message boards!
That's a helluva deal. Go, Dad!

MudTerrain
12-29-2010, 14:23
I bough an Express Tactical brand new for $330 and added a Wilson big safety, XS Big Dot, and "fluffed and buffed" the action. Extrememly reliable and just as smooth as a seasoned Wingmaster.

I've brought it in to work and it run just as smooth/efficiently as the Police Magnums through the drills.

r126NYC
12-29-2010, 20:12
I looked at that ad, but I can't tell if it's a 20 ga or 12. Did I miss something?

I'm assuming I should buy a 12GA for my 1st shootgun???

Spats McGee
12-30-2010, 10:01
I think so. A 20 is lots of fun to shoot, and will do the trick for bird hunting, clay pigeons and the range. For HD, though, I'd be more comfortable with a 12. Besides, I think a 12 is more versatile, generally. You can use it for anything that a 20 will do, and then some.

Edited to add: Here's another one from the classifieds, but it's not local to you. Might be handy to look at for comparison, though: http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1298760

glocked-up
12-30-2010, 13:02
I just bought one used, like new at Gander Mountain for $195 out the door. Express Magnum 12 ga., Matte finish, 28" VR barrel. I installed a sling swivel for 17.00, and bought the Remington ShurShot synthetic stock and forearm for $77.00 delivered from Natchez. I'm into it for $289 so far. Buying one off the shelf set up like this with a short barrel would cost $500 new. I'll be using mine mostly for turkey until I can buy a slug barrel for deer. There are tons of parts for these guns which is the main reason I bought one. I already had an Ithaca 37 deerslayer with 2 barrels and a scope but the aftermarket is non existent for them. As far as the different types. The older model 870s handle mostly 2-3/4" shells. The Express and Express Magnum will handle 2-3/4 or 3", and the Express Super Magnum handles up to 3-1/2" shells. The wingmasters are the fancy bird gun style with nice bluing and gloss wood stocks. I'd never buy one off the shelf set up for HD or tactical. You can save a lot of money putting it together yourself with whatever fits your needs best. http://www.remington.com/product-families/firearms/shotgun-families/pump-action-model-870.aspx

I hear of how modular the 870's are and how many aftermarket parts are available for these shotguns. I'm thinking about jumping in on the 870 fun.
Could I get a turkey gun, say the Magnum or Super magnum for hunting and be able to change parts out and make it into a tactical shotgun. For instance could I switch out the 28" barrel and put an 18.5" barrel on for when hunting season is out.

glockfan9
12-30-2010, 14:01
^ yes this can be done. if you can find a barrel for a good deal its worth it, there is another thread that has a ling to gunbroker and the 18.5" barrel for $100.

frankr
12-31-2010, 05:41
This will be my 1st shotgun,it will be for HD and range. I've looked thru the forums and Remington website but don't know which one I should get? I really like how the 870 Marine looks but it's a bit pricey. I would like the shortest barrel possible and really like how they look with the folding stock/pistol grip. So which one(Police/Express/Tactical... Etc. Etc.) and what's the difference in them?????? THANKS

Get with J.D. for anything to do with Remington 870's

http://www.aiptactical.com/

rtaggs
01-04-2011, 23:02
Cableas always seems to have good buys.

frankr
01-05-2011, 01:56
Forgot about the Express. That's a nice setup and an awesome price.

That's what I have and that's all you need. It's and great shooting gun with a great price.

frankr
01-05-2011, 01:59
^ my regular express takes 2 3/4" & 3"
$370 OTD + $30 cash mail in rebate from remington so $340
- 870 express w/ mag extension tube
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww90/austinweber11/photo-35.jpg

Let's try that again. This is what I have. Great gun, great price.

bsg1
01-05-2011, 03:04
consider an older Wingmaster as another option for purchase.

Jeremy_K
01-05-2011, 05:28
consider an older Wingmaster as another option for purchase.

I'd agree with this. My Dad has my Grandfather's Wingmaster. It's one of the 1st or 2nd year they were made. It has the smoothest action of any 870 I've seen. The parts are very well broken in.

Spats McGee
01-05-2011, 07:36
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1277363&highlight=870
So I guess this would be a good start? This guy is local to me,guess I'll make him a offer
I got a response on that thread. The seller says that it's a 12 guage.

glox4wino
01-05-2011, 17:00
Recently traded my Ruger sr556 for remington 870 tactical, 1100 tactical, and 23C,(yes, he REALLY wanted an "assault rifle")Both shotguns were decked out speedfeed stock on the 1100, knoxx on the 870, ghostrings on both, 9+1 for the 870. 8+1 for the 1100. I liked my ruger, I LOVE these shotguns, and another glock didn't hurt.

Jeremy_K
01-05-2011, 19:37
Here's my 870 with the Remington ShurShot stock and forearm. It has a 28" mod choke for now. I shot it the other day and had 4 out of 5 slug holes touching each other at 50 yards using just the front bead.

http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq299/jeremyk77/DSC02869.jpg

Khao
01-06-2011, 21:43
how do you like that spec ops btw?
Spats- I cant tell if that one is 12ga or 20ga either? just gotta wait for him to reply.

The stock works GREAT. I can't believe how much punishment I put my shoulder through before I got it. Cuts felt recoil in half.

SHG21
01-06-2011, 21:51
An 870 is a great first shotgun. My first shotgun was a 20 gauge 870 wingmaster that had the LoP reduced so I could shoot it as soon as hunting season started.

It depends on what you really want to do at the range I guess.

If you dont care what your grandaddy might think of the gun I consider a benelli. It's easier to clean out when you drop it in a mud hole.

Both are great though.

Khao
01-06-2011, 23:55
This is my remington 870 with spec-ops stock... if anyone cares.

bsg1
01-09-2011, 14:14
This is my remington 870 with spec-ops stock... if anyone cares.


thanks for sharing. i've got a Mesa Tactical LEO stock on my 870P. what i like most about it (aside from recoil absorption/reduction) is the ability to instantly alter the LOP for different applications.

i don't have the heart to alter anything on my old (1965) Wingmaster; this shotgun keeps the purist in me... intact.