I carried an 870 during the first Gulf War. I didn’t care much for it. The parked finish rusted fairly quickly without daily maintenance, (That really wasn’t a problem until we were on the move).The stock cracked at the wrist. And for some reason the shell latch would not release the rounds manually. I had to rack the slide to unload it, (I know that’s what it says to do in the manual). I’m more comfortable removing the rounds manually than racking the slide. That may have been a problem with that particular shotgun I’m not sure.
I’ve owned and used a Mossberg 500 for HD since 1985. Never had a problem with it. I just wish it had ghost ring instead of rifle sights.
Last edited by Chiefret; 02-18-2013 at 12:23..