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looking to buy my first shot gun, i bought my first pistol back in feb based on alot of info from this very forum. i was really leaning toward a rem 870, but just trying to see what the general opinion is... im trying to get a fairly easy to maintain shotty nothing to difficuly to use and clean...
 

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Remington 870 and mossberg 500 are both great and affordable. In my opinion the 870 is easier to fully clean (easier assy and dissy), but both guns are great. If youre already leaning toward the 870 don't talk yourself out of it, you've got nothing to lose with it.
 

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+1 get what you want and like !!!
check out the 590 has been my fav. sense i was just a boy......lol
and the benlli nova

Benelli Nova shotgun (Italy)


Benelli 'Nova' tactical shotgun with Aimpoint red-dot sight and extended magazine

Type: pump-action
Gauge: 12
Chamber: 3 1/2 inch (89 mm)
Length: 1025mm (with 470 mm barrel)
Barrel length: 470 mm (18.5 inch) or 500 mm (20 inch)
Weight: 3.05 kg empty, with 470mm barrel
Capacity: 4 3-inch rounds in underbarrel tube magazine (6 3-inch rounds with extended magazine)

the pump shotguns from famous Italian company Benelli Armi. It has been developed in the late 1990s and incorporates the latest in firearms design. Nova tactical / Special Purpose shotgun is built to use most powerful 3 and 3 1/2 inch magnum shotshells yet to be reliable, light and comfortable to operate.​
Nova uses patented design of the receiver and buttstock made as a single piece from polymer and reinforced with steel inserts. The buttstock could be equipped with optional internal recoil reducer, which is an essential feature for such a light gun firing most powerful ammunition. Butt is also fitted with rubber recoil pad, which also helps to tame the recoil. Long and very comfortable sliding forearm also is made from polymer. Benelli Nova uses the rotating bolt with two lugs to lock the barrel . Tubular underbarrel magazine can hold up to 4 3-inch shotshells in the standard version and up to 6 3-inch shotshells with magazine extension installed (it can hold even more if you will use shorter shells). Nova Tactical is available with rifle type open or ghost ring (diopter) sights, and with optional accessory rail that mounts at the top of the receiver. This rail allows to mount various scopes, such as red dot or night vision devices. Manual safety is of cross-bolt, push-button type, and located at the forward part of the triggerguard. There's also internal firing pin safety. The gun has a weather-resistant finish on all metallic parts, and the stock is already weather-resistant, so Nova tactical is well suited as a carry / patrol gun for those who walks on their own feets. It also makes the Nova an excellent hunting gun with proper barrel installed.
In general. Nova is a high quality
 

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Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. The Remington has the safety in the trigger guard and the Mossberg is on top. Both are great choices and I like the 870 a little better.
 

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Remingtion 870 is my choice... price, dependable & will last a lifetime. I just changed my stock and forend. Hogue OverMolded Stock and Forend Remington 870 12 Gauge Rubber Black.....$42.99 (Midway)
 

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noob question:
1.if i get it with the regular buttstock is it possible to remove and install a m4 style buttstock, also maybe a pistol grip? if so is it a simple change or difficult mod?

2.is it also possible to add a rail sys on the forend/forgrip/forstock(whatever you prefer)?

just things im interested in and want to add, like a tac light and maybe a diff sight... just want to make sure prior to purchase... thanks for all the input...
 

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noob question:
1.if i get it with the regular buttstock is it possible to remove and install a m4 style buttstock, also maybe a pistol grip? if so is it a simple change or difficult mod?

2.is it also possible to add a rail sys on the forend/forgrip/forstock(whatever you prefer)?

just things im interested in and want to add, like a tac light and maybe a diff sight... just want to make sure prior to purchase... thanks for all the input...
1--Yes, it is...most of the M4-style buttstocks for shotguns come with a pistol grip as part of the stock unit. And it's a very simple change; pretty much one screw (never installed a M4 stock on any of my shotguns, but I can;t see it being any different than replacing a regular stock) and you're done.

3--Yes. The forearm is also easy to replace, but can be easier with a specific tool for the job...I think they're about $25...

As to which shotgun--I have both a Mossberg and an 870, and can honestly say you won't go wrong with either. I'd also add the Winchester 1300 in there as well.
 

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Pumps are awesome.
Autos are better (IMHO) and the more modern autos and the older Rem 1100s are crazy reliable.

Still, my favorite shotties are the Rem 1187, Benelli Superblack Eagle (although I don't care for the safeties -- or the pricetag) and the Saiga-12
 

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can't go wrong with either the 870 or the mossy. it seems that the dividing line on those two is the placement of the safety. i have a mossberg 500 and i love it
 

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Oh, dont forget that the slide release placement is different. But like everyone has said, both are amazing guns you will not go wrong with either one. Pick up both, see what one feels better. Nice thing about the Rems, you can get tub extensions. The mossy, you would have to buy the model that has a longer tube if you want more shells inside. I have the mossy with a AR or M4 stock. Feels great, there are so many options for both of these guns. Good luck man.
 

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I got a Maverik model 88 from walmart as my first. Its made by mossberg, has plenty of accessories (pistol grips, barrels ect...). I love it, havent got around to getting my 18.5in barrel and pistol grip. It was fairly cheap too less than 200.
 

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The question is what do you want to do with it? Field gun or HD gun? As others have said the Remington and Mossberg are the most popular. I prefer mossberg because I like the tang safety better. I find it easier and faster to flip off the safety and go.
 

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depending on the use will depend on the firearm.
If your wanting to go home defense, go with the 870. there are more options.
If you wanting a good reliable field gun, go with the 500.
The Benelli Nova is a good option too.
 

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The question is what do you want to do with it? Field gun or HD gun? As others have said the Remington and Mossberg are the most popular. I prefer mossberg because I like the tang safety better. I find it easier and faster to flip off the safety and go.
+1. For me it was between the mossy 500 and rem 870.
 

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thanks for all the input. leanin really hard toward the rem 870 but i also did do some research on the moss 500 and i did like the looks of that one as well and im going to be using it as hd.... prob going to carter's this weekend to check them out in person...
 

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I bought my first shotgun not too long ago. I was torn between the Mossberg 500 and the Remington 870. I ended going home with the 870. Mainly because it just "felt" right. I just kinda wish I could shoot it more often.
 

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just got my 870 earlier today, couldnt bring it home there was a hold put on my paperwork, somthing about systems being down and they were unable to do the background check, they said i would have it by the 9th at the latest. man i cant wait to get that thing to the range and put a few through her...
 

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Dude where do you live, you should have been able to walk out the door with it. Thats nuts, I hope the best for you and I hope you didnt get taken for a ride. Good luck, you will love the 870. This, coming for a 500 fan should mean something..haha
just got my 870 earlier today, couldnt bring it home there was a hold put on my paperwork, somthing about systems being down and they were unable to do the background check, they said i would have it by the 9th at the latest. man i cant wait to get that thing to the range and put a few through her...
 
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