Rem 870 Express - Home Defense ammo?
Stopped in one of our better gun and pawn shops today and I couldnt help myself.
I purchased a good used Remington 870 Express 12ga. He had $199.95 on the price tag but I said that was out of my budget (with taxes and call in fees was well over $200).
I walked out, he offered another price cut. I refused. I called a buddy of mine about the gun and he pretty much said it was worth more than what I was offering. I offered a final price of $175 out the door. They took it. I took the gun.
Its right now getting a thorough cleaning and lube and a new firing pin. Next will be a new forend (tactical grip style) and an 18" barrel. I want to make it satin/flat black all over so a paint job will come soon.
No pics! It looks just like any other 870 with worn finish on the wood stock and forend.
Anyway, after some reading and some advise from a buddy, I am under the assumption that a good premium personal defense #00 ammo (low recoil type) is good, but that some good old #7 or #8 shot is just as good for close quarters with an improved choke.
Thoughts? Advice? I did purchase 10rnds of Federal Vital Shok #00 Buck shot just because it was there and a largeer box of Fiocchi game load.
This wont become a bling bling tacti-cool shot gun. I just want it short, clean and functional, but a light rail of some sort might be added later.