The Remington 870 Express Youth 20 Gauge w/21" Barrel Shotgun makes an excellent, fast-handling field gun for the smaller shooter. The 21'' vent rib barrel with Modified Rem Choke balances perfectly with the 13'' length of pull stock (1'' shorter than standard). Both the fore-end and stock are crafted from durable hardwood and feature a low-luster finish and checkering. This pump action comes with a 3" chamber, 4 + 1 capacity and single bead sight. Color: Matte black.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GunGuru13 Look No Farther for a First Gun
I cannot say enough about this gun. So many years ago, my uncle (a Legend waterfowl hunter in my area) offered to take me shooting for the first time- I used an old 410 gauge and was instantly hooked. He promised me my first hunt after Christmas and I asked my parents, with doubt of success, for my first shotgun. Well, I was wrong. My uncle told my parents exactly what to get me, a Remington 870 Express Youth. I opened up the box on Christmas morning and fell in love. The classic wood-finish and the unmistakable sound of pumping it gave me chills. What I didn't know was how beneficial this gun would be for my hunting, and shooting as a whole future. The gun is extremely easy to operate, clean, and repair. I was taking this gun apart and putting it back together almost immediately after reading the manual. I used this gun on countless hunts (duck, geese, quail, dove) and for countless hours on the local skeet range. I was young, and naturally I abused this gun; from being out in freezing rain for hours to shooting hundreds of rounds on the range on a sweltering summer day, but through everything this bad boy held through. The worst problem I had with this gun was some rust on the outside of the barrel (which quickly came off with some steel wool and elbow grease). I cannot recommend this gun enough for any youth entering the shooting world. My gun is now getting old, I take care of it and plan on passing it on to my son when he is ready. I loved this gun so much, I own a few different 870s which I currently shoot, though none come close to beating my good old 870 Youth. The only downside I can give: it is extremely addicting to shoot, you will be spending a lot on ammunition to fuel the new passion this gun will spark. If you are looking for a first gun for a special kid in your life (please ensure they are mature enough to handle the FIREARM and ensure you teach them gun safety and maintenance techniques) then look no farther than the Remington 870 Express Youth, it is nothing less than perfect.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gunmaster2015 Best youth shotgun out there!!!
I gave this gun to my son for Christmas. I tried it on me and it fit for me but my son too. After my son shot the gun at the local range, he said that it had almost no kick, barely bigger kick than a .22. I secretly shot it my self. He was right. This gun is wonderful. The only problem I had was that after 1 visit to the range, the gun got really dirty. Get this gun now if you have a kid!!!!!
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by robert2344 best first gun
i wanted for rabbit hunting with my dogs it the best gun i have had and relablie
April 13, 2012
Yes, this was my first gun and I used it on duck hunts and other waterfowl hunts for years. I even used it on dove hunts (extremely difficult with a pump I learned). The fact is, this is a learning gun for youths. Another answer explained that they prefer a semi-auto or over-under, which I do as well, but you don't want to give a youth (for their first shotgun at least) a semi-auto. Their natural instinct is to fire as quickly as possible at the bird until the gun is empty. By doing this "spray and pray" method they learn nothing. You want them to use a pump to learn to take slow, controlled shots which will improve their aim. Once they get their aim down you can go out and by them a good semi-auto (might I suggest the Beretta Silver Mallard?- it is my favorite gun and at a reasonable price at that). I would definitely say this is a good bird gun though, I killed a lot of ducks, geese, quail, and dove with this exact gun and never had a single problem with it.
Sure if you don't mind using a pump. I would use an over under, side by side or semi auto personally but a pump is fine if you're good at using it. Younger shooters are generally better with pumps as they are learning control.
At 25 yards I couldn't get a single pellet out of 20 to even hit a standard size poster board with 3 in Remington #2 & #3 buck shot And turkey load #5 & #6 And out of 100 pellets with the turkey loads 9 pellets hit the poster board with a full choke in it; and extra full jellyhead, tight wad and , undertaker choke in it . Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a problem with the barrel or gun?