GUN Home Defense Shotguns: Remington vs. Mossberg

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  1. Faikius

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    I'm looking to pick up a shotgun just to keep around the house and so far the Mossberg 500 Cruiser models are looking promising, especiall considering the price.

    Does anyone have experience with the 500? What about the Remington model 870?

    Edit: I'm also selling a Sig 229 .40 in the Yard Sale forum to fund this new purcahse if anyone's interested ;)
     
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    I'd say they're both pretty much equal, but I prefer the controls on the Mossberg over the 870's.
     
  3. Ford4Life

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    Both are fine. If you look a the Mossy 590 models you can get higher capacity than the Remmy with a factory speedfeed stock.
     
  4. GlocksRock

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    I own both, and I like the Mossberg for home defense better, I guess mostly because of the position of the safety. Both are great guns and will serve you well.
     
  5. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I have a 500. I love it. Great HD shotgun especially with the 18" barrel.
     
  6. Faikius

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    Thanks for the info everyone.

    Looks like I'll probably pick up a 500 tomorrow...
     
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    My people shotgun is a Mossburg 500.
     
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  9. Henry47

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    i have the mossberg 500a and the remington 870 express. Both are fine shotguns, you can't go wrong with either of them. The 870 express seems to be a TAD bit more "heavy duty" and is also heavier in weight, but both have worked flawlessly.
     
  10. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Picking up my new 500 tomorrow morning. :noes:
     
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    I have a mossberg 500 and mavrick 88 (almost the same gun) Both have never had a single problem
     
  12. Faikius

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    Well guys, after handling both at the gun show today, I went with the Remington. It just felt more solid to me.

    Got the Remington 870 Tactical, pistol / butstock grip, and two round extension tube for $375 out-the-door...

    On a side note I also got my asking price for my Sig 229. It helped that only two vendors had any Sig stock at all and even then it was extremely limited...Odd. Didn't see much H&K displayed either...

    Second side note, the same vendor also had a new Benelli M1...Was asking $750 for it...I love the gun but couldn't justify the added cost :wtc:
     
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    I have the 870 super magnum and I love it...how much for the 229? :o
     
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    Same reason I went with the Remmy over a Mossy.

    Love my Remington 870 Express. Walmart carries them REAL cheap. I picked up a 28" barreled 870 for $238 before taxes, and will pick up an 18" barrel for about $100 soon.

    Thus, you have for under $375 a great hunting shotgun AND a home defense shotgun. That's a winner in my book. :)
     
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    they are pretty equal as far as i can tell. although, there are more aftermarket parts for the 870 than all other shotguns combined (so ive read).
     
  16. Faikius

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  17. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Nice.
     
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    veyr nice. I went for the remington express for the wood stocks and more solid feel. I am using it mainly for clays and hunting, so its not a home defense gun. But for not much money, it could be.

    I just didnt like the feel of my buddies Mosy 835(i think thats hte right numbers)
     
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    SIG has gone dealer direct, so you won't see as many of them anymore, and when you do see them, the new ones will be more expensive, and you will start to see a lot of CPO red box SIGs, that's why I jumped on the smokin deal I got on my very slightly used P228 when I saw it.
     
  20. Faikius

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    I heard that at the show...What exactly does "dealer direct" mean?
     
  21. dougfir

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    i have a mossberg 500. I agree that it feels cheap and plasticky. But, I have gone skeet shooting twice with it and it feels good.
     
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    i have an older 870 before they wher express.... i love it ... just added the side sattle for shells and im getting the other one that goes on the stock too bang bang
     

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