This is a discussion on Looked at shotguns tonight within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by SIXTO I'd rather the profit pay all that for an American worker. But, lets not forget that value means nothing unless their ...
You're paying for more than the machined parts. Probably less markup in China, otherwise we'd be making everything here.
So goes on and on the selling of America. If you buy Chinese I hope you alway have in the back of your mind....I should have went with the 870 or the Mossberg. I like Toyota and Honda too but I wont buy one. I know they are built in America too but the profits go overseas. I do my best to buy American. Pretty soon the Chinese will own everything and there will be no jobs left in America except sales of products made by others.
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I have had both the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 in 12GA. I liked both of them. They were both good shooting weapons. IMO the 870 was easier to strip and clean. My 500 only had one slide while the Remington had two.
Illinois Department of Corrections uses the 870. Some of them are well taken care of and some of them have been beaten up. Even the older beaten up 870 goes “BOOM” every time.
I will probably buy a Mossberg for next turkey season. However, for self defense, I will fill better will the 870.
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It was made in Turkey, by Turk craftsmen making a decent wage. And I still would have rathered I bought an American product, but there was none that fit my wants. In the case of my CZ purchase, I don't think an American company can turn a profit making such an item, no matter the price they put on it. That is why they don't do it.
Browning makes all nice stuff, but everything is premium. I dont mind paying for that, if it is what I want. Remington makes high end, and low end stuff. I wanted some where in the middle. I just don't think there is a large enough market for a light weight semi auto field in a sub gauge in the US... therefore, its not made in the numbers needed to keep the costs down.
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There were some issues a few years ago with the Huglo semi autos, and CZ simply shut down those models until they weeded out the problems. Only recently have they continued to offer a semi auto shotgun with the CZ name.
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I recently bought a 12 gauge Benelli Super Nova tactical, 18" barrel, 4+1 capacity, 2 3/4, 3 or 3.5 inch shells OK, ghost ring...a very nice pump for $375. I've had it to the range several times now with everything from 00 buck to low recoil #8 and couldn't be happier with the weapon. Easy to disassemble and clean. Darned nice shotgun.
In interest of fairness, I should say I've got a good buddy who has a 12ga. Mossberg 500, and he's been very happy with it. I've shot it quite a few times myself, and I liked it. The slide release is in a MUCH better location than it is on the 870. It obviously doesn't have the fit and finish of my Wingmaster, the action's not as smooth, and it's a little rattly, but it's not really a fair comparison considering new, it cost a fraction of what my WM cost (very slightly) used. It seems to go bang every time, which is what really counts, and I think the Mossberg guns give you a lot for your money. I can't really speak about the Norinco/Pardner guns because I've never had any experience with them.
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R870/M500 both g-to-g, but I own the 870.
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Plenty of votes here for the 870. I happen to own a Mossy 590A1 with ghost ring sights and a Knoxx Spec Ops stock. You can't go wrong with either one.
for the price of the Pardner you can get a Mossberg 500 7+1 capacity for around the same price, options/accessories galore, American made
I've put over 1000 rounds of bird, buck, slugs through mine and have no hiccups
another option is to look for a used 870 at gun show, pawn shop, etc
thats how I found my wingmaster for patrol use
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