I haven't really seen any new 870s in my area, but I haven't checked out every one of my local options yet. I've handled both shot guns, and I'm kind of leaning toward the Mossberg simply because of the location of the safety. I've only run acrossed the Maverick 88 and 500 Mossbergs. I kind of dig the Mossberg with the collapsable M-4 type stock. I've located a 590 online, but I want to make sure that it's a step above the 500 before a spend the extra money. Also I'm jungling whether or not to get the Ghost Ring or Bead sights, speed loader, mag extensions? Decisions Decisions!!
Thanks a bunch all of you.