Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Dr_Al, Jul 20, 2006.
which one should I buy, and why?
In for answers.
they're practically the same. where do you want your safety to be.
Mossbergs are cheaper. If you put a tacticool stock on it then the safety becomes a bit of a pain to reach because it's on top of the receiver. You can't put a magazine tube extension on it but if you get a Mossberg 590 that problem is resolved, anyway.
870s are more expensive. Some people seem to think that they feel more solid. I don't. The safety is on the trigger guard. You can buy the base model and then put a magazine extension on it. That's still usually more expensive than buying a new 590, though.
They both have about the same number of accessories that you can put on them.
The mossberg's safety and ... i dont know whats its called, i guess the slide release button, are easier to get without pulling your hand away from the trigger.
The 870 is the most popular and the receiver is steel instead of aluminum. Those may or may not matter to you.
I've got a Mossy 590 and a 870 police. The regular model 870's aren't anything special, to get a nice one you need to get the police model. The problem is they are expensive and difficult to find. The 590 holds more rounds than my 870P, the safety is in a better spot, but the 870P does have a better feel to it.
Between a 590 and a base model 870 I'd go with the 590. If you can afford it, look at 870 Police models.
If you can afford it buy a Benelli M4
870 the pump action fells alot more refined. The 870 also seems a little bit heavier so that helps with recoil.
Mossberg 500 . It's awesome
Still waiting for my M7 to get here for mine.
I had some pics somewhere of 590/ M9, which is my favorite bayo, but it doesn't look anywhere near as evil as an M7.
I have a Mossy 500 and I love it.
Although, if I had an 870, I bet I'd love that, too...
870 has less parts and some say a stronger trigger group. Either will be a good pick, I prefer the location of the 870 safety myself.
Finally got my Vietnam era M7 in today. Bought it off Ebay from a guy in Hawaii. Pretty good shape. Blade's still sharp as a razor. Get it home and I took it apart to clean it and use the dremel to polish out the few pits on the barrel ring. I noticed staining where the blade and hilt meet. Wasn' sure what it was so had Verm look at it. His first words were "Cool, it's still got blood on it."
being LH sucks, tang safeties for me
Where would one get a tube extension for either of them?
I have the Mossberg 500 deal from Big 5, the one that comes with the 18.5" barrel and 26" barrel. I also have the Remington 870 Express. The Mossberg works like a horse, but it's finish is more "delicate". The barrel, receiver, mag tube etc are all smooth and if you drop it, scratches will show. The 870 is more RUGGED. It's finish is like 1000 grit sand paper. It's tough, the action of the pump is more distinct and smoother. Both shoot fine, but the 870 is heavier, more rugged and in my case, holds more rounds. The 870 express requires no extended mag tube since it is the same length as the barrel, but for the 500 offered at big 5, the barrel is about 2-3" longer than the mag tube.
Well, don't expect that's enemy blood on it. When the bayos for my unit were issued, quite a few guys cut the shit out of themselves with them.
I have a Remington 870 Police Magnum, and I love it. I was looking at a Mossberg 590, originally, but the 870 was priced better, and fit my needs quite well. I have added a surefire foregrip to it, as well.