Remington 870 On Gun Stories

The Outdoor Channel’s Gun Stories returns to discuss the Remington 870 pump shotgun. It is the best selling shotgun in history with over 10 million sold.

In the battle over which modern pump shotgun is better, I am torn between the 870 and the Mossberg 500/590. With its twin rails, the 870 is smoother and probably more reliable. However, I find the tang safety on the Mossberg more user friendly. My first shotgun, a 12-gauge full choked shotgun made by Savage for a hardware chain, had the tang safety and it could be I just got used to that.

UPDATE: I can’t get the embedded video to play and I’m working on that.


6 thoughts on “Remington 870 On Gun Stories”

  1. My first shotgun, a 12-gauge full choked shotgun made by Savage for a hardware chain, had the tang safety and it could be I just got used to that.

    You may have a point. My first was an 870 so it's "perfect" for me, but I have absolutely no trouble using a tang safety; I would suspect it's ergonomically superior. Also ambidextrous, which is very important to my left handed father and therefore not long after that I got exposed to tang and other safeties (e.g. the Garand style inside the trigger guard, which was a least minimally popular in the civilian market in the '50s).

  2. I've been looking for the segment on this Outdoor Channel episode where Ted Nugent talks about the man who, while calling police on 911, told them something like "I'm gonna have to stop them", racked his 870 and hung up. I'm looking for that man's name so I can google the story details. Anyone know his name? I haven't been able to find the full show online.

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