Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups


Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2010, 19:57   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 121
Send a message via AIM to sleepygreen
help me pick an 870

Ive decided i like the Remington 870 shotgun platform. I want an inexpensive shotgun for both h/d and possible skeet in the future. One store around here has a Remington 870 express magnum with an 18" barrel and 7 round mag tube for $360. With this i would need a longer barrel for skeet which i have found for around $200. The other option is a different store with a Remington Express with a 26" barrel with a "modified rem choke" and smaller mag tube for $320. i found some 18" barrels for about $100. It seems as though the latter would be the way to go, buy a shorter barrel and maybe mag extension (which i hear ill have to file or drill some bumps). Which do you guys think is the better option? I dont know much about the specifics between models so school me if im missing something
sleepygreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 20:10   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,701
If you get the 25077 model you get more for your money as you get the 18.5" barrel and the tube extension.
J.D. McGuire, Owner
AI&P Tactical, LLC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Remington LE Armorer
Mossberg LE Armorer
aippi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 11:36   #3
David Armstrong
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 11,125
FWIW, you really don't need an extended magazine for home defense if you are on a tight budget. Learn "shoot one-load one" and the standard mag will be OK.
David Armstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 07:02   #4
Senior Member
frankr's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania
Posts: 581
Originally Posted by aippi View Post
If you get the 25077 model you get more for your money as you get the 18.5" barrel and the tube extension.
I have the 25077 and think it is a great value.
frankr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 12:02   #5
XL Member
Rob62's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 1,091

If it were me I'd look for a used Remington 870 Express model with either 26" or 28" vent rib barrel with screw in choke tubes. I'm not sure where you are, but around here (Atlanta, GA) you can pick up something along these lines in good condition for about $230-280 OTD.

I'd then look for an inexpensive short barrel - Mossberg actually makes 18" aftermarket barrels for the 870's for a little over $100 new. You might be able to get a used barrel for as little as $80.

Here's a new 18" barrel for $119


NRA & NAHC Life Member

Last edited by Rob62; 03-05-2010 at 12:04..
Rob62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 23:51   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,126
If you have any interest in a red-dot, the Tactial models aren't much more expensive. That's the route I took. I love the supplied ghost ring sight, but I need a taller front sight.

That said, I would like the 25077 a lot, but as others have indicated, it makes more sense economically to buy an Express with a Rem-choke barrel, VR, and then buy a 18.5 inch tube later.
Ferdinandd is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 17:48.

GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
GT Store

Users Currently Online: 906
280 Members
626 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,867
May 19, 2015 at 1:03