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Old June 2, 2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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Bought My 1st Shotgun

After much debate and comparision, I actually went with the Remington 870. The Saiga-12 was cool but I think the novelty of it would wear off. The Mossberg 590 was very robust and was what I was leaning toward originally. However, I went with the 870 because it just felt alot smoother and shouldered better for me. It was also recommended by a few buddies of mine in law enforcement. It was a tough call between the 590 and 870 but the smoother slide won me over.
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Old June 2, 2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Enjoy!
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Old June 3, 2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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Congratulations - I hope you have some fun with it.
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Old June 3, 2010, 12:08 PM   #4
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Good choice

870 all the way - good choice - congrats.
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Old June 3, 2010, 02:16 PM   #5
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Good luck. I love mine. Now.....wait for it.....wait for it.......It is coming..... you are going to get a bunch of people that tell you the 870 sucks and all the problems it has. Don't listen to them. Take care of it. Clean it, oil it and it will take care of you.

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Old June 3, 2010, 06:46 PM   #6
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but a 500 woulda been a better choice

As long as you take care of it, it should perform well tho.

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Old June 3, 2010, 11:56 PM   #7
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Old June 5, 2010, 12:06 AM   #8
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The Mossberg didn't feel NEARLY as smooth. No regrets on the 870.
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Old June 5, 2010, 12:34 AM   #9
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Good choice! Congratulations!

Now, please, peruse the manual and follow the instructions before you think about shooting it right out of the box. I know you're experienced with firearms, so this is mostly for the newbies.
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Old June 5, 2010, 08:06 AM   #10
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