View Full Version : Model 870 special purpose marine magnum?

May 7, 2011, 11:02 AM
Any thoughts on this scatter stick?


k Squared
May 7, 2011, 11:30 AM
Gun Test Magazine gave the 870 Express ($345 in Blued Finish) a BUY IT recommendation a couple of years ago.

They liked the trigger and the stock configuration:). They didn't like the control placement because the safety and slide release weren't as easy to operate as other shotguns:mad:.

If you're going keep it in a corrosive atmosphere the stainless steel would be worth the extra cost.

May 7, 2011, 11:32 AM
I have owned one since 1997 or so. Great weapon, it is built to the same specs as the 870 Police. Great weapon for a marine enviroment. I bought it when I used to work a beach assigment on weekends.

You pretty much can;t go wrong with a 870.

If you don't need the special coating, a good 870 Police can eb picked up used for around 325.00.

May 7, 2011, 11:41 AM
I'm not in that corosive area but was looking at it for the long haul and hopefully my sons long haul! and low maintenance factor!

May 7, 2011, 12:59 PM
It is not stainless, but nickle plated. Hard to go wrong with an 870 in any configuration.

Dave McC
May 7, 2011, 07:58 PM
It's an 870. That means a working life of generations or 250,000 rounds whichever comes first.

It's an 870. Ten million 870s so far, and still being made. There are good reasons this is the civilian weapon that has the highest number produced.

It's an 870. The choice of almost all police agencies and correctional systems.

It's an 870. Modular construction means assembly/disassembly easy even for a ten thumbed dunce like me.

It's an 870. Buy it.....

May 8, 2011, 05:35 AM
I don't know what people don't like about the controls on 870, I think they're really good, I much prefer the safety on these than on other guns, its easy to get at and you can always tell when its on because it gets in the way of your trigger finger.
I've had mine for about to years now and love it.

May 8, 2011, 04:08 PM
The electroless nickel plating is interesting to me. I bet it would hold up quite well. I think it would make a great all around shotgun. I have an 870 like that but without the nickel plating, and I love it. I think you would be very happy with the Marine 870. And yeah, it should last a looong time.

May 9, 2011, 01:01 AM
Now the next question is is it worth the extra?