Remington® 870 Express Shotgun
Best First Shotgun
This was my very first gun purchase, and it was a good one. I wanted to give duck hunting a try and I decided on this gun due to price and the great reviews I've read on it. Everything about this gun lived up to it's reputation. Reliability, durability, smooth action and quality. I have to agree with everyone who says putting cheap rounds in will cause some sticking. I shot a couple of rounds of traps using Winchesters target loads, and I would say 2 or 3 shells had trouble ejecting. Personally I don't think that's too bad out of the 50 or so rounds I put through the gun that day. For my duck hunting trip I used the Federal Steel rounds and not a single one stuck. I went through one box that day. This shotgun is great! I like pump handle shotguns simple due to the sound they make when you put a shell in the chamber lol. Buy this gun you won't regret it.
April 6, 2014
Overall great shotgun
Never jams, easy to clean, and very versatile when it comes to hunting. The first time I ever shot it put 175 rounds through it and had no hiccups what so ever. For only 319 bucks, its a steal.
March 24, 2014
They've Made 10,000,000 for a reason
After months of exhaustive research, I finally decided on the Remington 870 Express. I shouldered every comparable shotgun out there, and I eventually ended where my research started, with the 870. I shot a round of trap with it two days after I got it, not a single FTE or FTF and it was about 6 degrees outside, shooting the lightest low brass winchester target loads. Recoil was completely manageable. This is the best first shotgun out there by far, much sturdier than the Mossberg 500. Go for it!
January 10, 2015
Best Pump Gun for the Money
I was given this gun as a gift a while back and have been very happy with it. I had been using an old full choked Browning A5 for upland game (won't shoot steel) and a Mossberg 500 for waterfowl. This gun is great for both. Since using this gun, I have never had trouble with jamming, which was common with the Mossberg. It is also very well balanced and easy to pull up. I would have given it 5 stars, but it is a little heavy compared to a lot of other shotguns. If you are looking for a solid all around gun, this one is great.
November 27, 2011