Remington 870 = Ruger 10/22
Yeah, I guess the Remington 870 is probably the best choice of pump shotguns for MOST people. It would have been my third choice. I wanted something a little more classic. My second choice would have been an Ithaca 37. But I was at the gun show and lucked into a killer deal on the Winchester 1912. But the Remington 870, like the Ruger 10/22, has become an American standard that has capured the attention of countless after-market custom parts manufacturers. That's all well and good but it doesn't charm me. If I was to get an 870 I'd probably look for an older Wingmaster. In any case, made in USA matters to me.