Remington® 870 Express Synthetic 12 Gauge Shotgun
Good Name Gone Bad
I bought this gun in 28" barrel for field use as my first shotgun. I did all the research I could and deliberated for a month between comparable products before purchasing the 870. I fired it 50 times and the ejector mechanism failed consistently allowing spent cartridges to jam as they exited the chamber.
I used four different types of target loads and there was no difference. They all hung up.
Fix one the gun was sent to Remington and after 2 weeks came back with areas of the barrel filed down. I fired it again only 20 times as the problem persisted. Fix two the gun goes back to Remington and a new barrel and extractor mech were installed. I fired the gun another 50 times and experienced the same problem three times. Fix four...I sold this lemon to the local pawn shop since it was out of warranty and could not be repaired for free again.
I have found this out. If they are great out of the box then they are a nice field gun. If they are not spot-on immediately then expect recurring problems.
I have searched many online forums and talked to several shotgun enthusiasts and this seems to be a problem that is increasingly common. It seems that the older 870 models are immune and the QC issues started when the company was taken over.
2 stars because everything else on the gun was excellent, however if the gun isn't reliable what sense is there in having it?
December 31, 2013
I received this shotgun as a Christmas present. My first day out with it i didn't miss one clay pigeon. The gun just fits your body right. The mobility of this gun is great, due to its extreme light weight. It is a great shotgun
November 25, 2013
best gun ever
i bought this gun three years ago went out to shoot it for the first time and fell in love with it. its light weight and very easy to shoot. my buddys are always asking to borrow it. it's very affordable. i dont baby my gun either and its held up through some tough hunts.
March 7, 2012
First day out i put 225 rounds through this gun, and i only had one problem.... i ran out of rounds! This shotgun is easy to swing and manipulate, so much so i could handthrow my own clays and knock them down with ease. The action is smooth and the rounds just fly out of this gun without hesitation. Your only problems will rest squarely on how fast you can pump. I LOVE IT!
June 4, 2011