Just picked up a new.....

Just picked up a new.....

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    Just picked up a new.....

    870 Home Defense!
    My second firearm!
    It was a toss up between this and the Mossberg 500 Tactical, but this was $80 cheaper and held 2 more rounds











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    Did you look at the Mossberg 590?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dal1Celt View Post
    Did you look at the Mossberg 590?
    It couldnt be seen in the shadow of the mighty 870.
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    SIXTO,

    Can you give me reason's why? I'm thinking about getting the 590, my buddy at work has one with ghost ring sights and said it was the best Mossberg out there.

    Just looking for all data befoere I buy.

    Thanks.
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    Good choice and nice long gun collection
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dal1Celt View Post
    SIXTO,

    Can you give me reason's why? I'm thinking about getting the 590, my buddy at work has one with ghost ring sights and said it was the best Mossberg out there.

    Just looking for all data befoere I buy.

    Thanks.
    I was just playing around; The 590 is a fine choice, and your buddy is correct, its the better Mossberg.

    The only advantage the 870HD has over the Mossberg is popularity. There are lots more of them out there, making parts or aftermarket add ons easier to deal with. With that said, there is no lack of 590 parts or add ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I was just playing around; The 590 is a fine choice, and your buddy is correct, its the better Mossberg.

    The only advantage the 870HD has over the Mossberg is popularity. There are lots more of them out there, making parts or aftermarket add ons easier to deal with. With that said, there is no lack of 590 parts or add ons.
    I also looked at the 590s. Another major difference between the two is price, the 870 was more than $100 cheaper
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    Looks like a great choise, There is nothing like the sound of a shotgun being pumped in the middle of the night, that will clear your house of everyone, including your dog. Congradulations on your new pet, feed him alot and often.
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    Hmmm......I am also looking at a new shotty but I was going to go with the mossberg because at cabelas (I love living somewhat close to there) they have a 500 security in the "just in case" package which comes with a waterproof case and some other stuff for $100 cheaper than the 870.....Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustinmk4 View Post
    Hmmm......I am also looking at a new shotty but I was going to go with the mossberg because at cabelas (I love living somewhat close to there) they have a 500 security in the "just in case" package which comes with a waterproof case and some other stuff for $100 cheaper than the 870.....Interesting.
    Isn't the JIC a pistol grip with no stock?
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    I forgot to congratulate the OP on a nice choice. Congrats. I'm glad to see that Remington has finally stopped putting that dumb long forward stock on their HD's.
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    Isn't the Mossberg 590 more comparable to the 870 Police, where the Mossy 500 is more comparable to the 870 Express? Isn't the 870 HD just a 18"-barrel Express?


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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    Isn't the JIC a pistol grip with no stock?
    Sure is, so I'm sure that has a little to do with the price.

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    the mossy has a better safety on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Isn't the Mossberg 590 more comparable to the 870 Police, where the Mossy 500 is more comparable to the 870 Express? Isn't the 870 HD just a 18"-barrel Express?


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    Yes and no. The 590 is the more robust in the Mossberg line, but it is more comparable to the express model as far as build quality. The 590 is also more robust than the express, but the 870's are smoother. Get a hold of a P model, and it out classes them all IMO.

    With all that said, any of them are going to serve the average Joe just fine.
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