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I currently own Remington 870's. Those are the pump actions I was instructed as a wee lad that every God fearing patriot should own and love. Mossberg was out of the question. Fast forward 15 years and I find myself possibly going astray. We got a bumper crop of LE trade in Mossberg's at work and the more I hold them the more I like them. Is this heresy? Am I an adulterer? I wired backwards and operate with the left hand. I find the top tang safety easier to manipulate and the same goes for the pump release. Any other converts here?


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I've got a 500 that is more than 20 years old and it just does what it is supposed to do.


I don't shoot it much since I picked up an auto, but my Dad bought it for me so it comes out to bird hunt every once in a while.
 
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I have both. Prefer the Remington.
 
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I’ve switched to the 590a1 (14” bead sight and a 20” ghost ring sight) from my 870’s. I find (my opinion) the Mossberg to to be of better quality and have more robust parts.

The only reason to choose an 870 that I can see is if one wants a pistol grip stock. At that point, the trigger guard location of the 870 safety works better with a pistol grip.

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Posts: 406 | Location: Southern Alberta, Canada | Registered: April 17, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I too am an 870 enthusiast. But the Mossberg is also a time proven gun. Even the cheapie Maverick is a good gun.
And the safety position on the receiver top is a great idea.
Buy the Mossberg.


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Posts: 6821 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mossbergs are dandy. Police trade ins aren't actually used that much.

Go for it.


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I'm an 870 guy, but I'd grab a 590 for a reasonable price. The 590s and 500s have both seen military service and Mossberg quality is generally good and their prices usually make them an excellent value.
 
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I started many years back with 870 variants. My latest is a 590 Shockwave... you will be ok!
 
Posts: 1251 | Location: MO | Registered: March 22, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've always had the 870. I bought a 835 Mossberg for my son for Christmas because he is left handed. Both guns work as advertised.

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use what work for you,
if the 500 is less challenging for a lefty, then get that 500


870's are great shotguns, and so are 500's,

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Posts: 6751 | Location: Beach VA,not VA Beach | Registered: July 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just buy the Mossy, you know you want to. It can keep your 870 company. Then you can start lusting over the brand new 590M which is the new double stack magazine fed 590 they announced at shot show. Looks crazy awesome.
 
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I have both. I'm a lefty and way prefer the mossberg.


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Posts: 6276 | Location: Hoover, AL | Registered: November 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have both. I am left handed, too. I like the 870 police action better, but the Mossberg tang safety is easier to operated than the remngton, at least for a lefty. a
Having said that, I don't much care which one i am using at any given moment.
 
Posts: 6795 | Location: NW OHIO | Registered: May 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I also have both and for my purposes it dosent matter which one I use. I really honestly have no preference.

Both mine are the mariners and they go out on my snow machine or skiff/raft I just grab whichever one happens to be on the outside of the stack of guns by the door when I head out.

I also have a weatherby pa-o8 which was a sweet score for 289.00, I actually really like it.
 
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I have both. I am left handed, too. I like the 870 police action better, but the Mossberg tang safety is easier to operated than the remngton, at least for a lefty. a
Having said that, I don't much care which one i am using at any given moment.
Just thought I'd mention; I have a left handed safety on my 870. I bought it used many years ago so I don't know who made it. I have got used to it, so I never changed it out.
Someone out there makes them, I guess.
 
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I have a 590 and much prefer it to the 870, primarily because it has a tang safety, ghost ring sight, and it shoots very well.


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I also went from years of using the 870 to a mossberg 590. I prefer tang safety and ease of loading the magazine w/o pushing up on the lifter.


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Strongly prefer the 590. But I shoot lefty. The bolt release is in a vastly superior position regardless. I also like that there's no elevator to move out of the way to load.


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I'm also left-handed & the Mossberg suits me better as well.
 
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