thanks., im not a hunter strictly for home defense so i guess i might go snatch this up!!An 870 Express is an 870 Express. Both are 3" magnum chambered. The 870 Express Magnum is a model available in several different variations directed toward hunting, sport or HD applications. The 870 Tactical is one of those variations & its features are intended for"Social" purposes. And, for that application, it is a very good choice. If you are planning on Turkey Hunting...not so much.