My old Stevens model 67 pump 12ga has given up the ghost; The bolt slams back every time you pull the trigger, and I don't think it's worth fixing (seeing as the finish is gone and I paid $25 for it in the first place). However amusing this may be, it seems unsafe. And although I have a Mossy 500 setup for skeet/trap, I want a dedicated defensive shotgun.
Budget is $250. I don't mind used in good condition.
Looking at a Mossberg 500/590 or a Remington 870, either with an 18-20" barrel. I want a side saddle and sling, a heatsheild would be nice but is not necessary. Debating on a light.
Which would you go for and why?