If you are looking for a solid, reliable home defense weapon there is nothing better than a shotgun! Many times the shotgun doesn’t even have to be fired. The Remington Model 870 Express’ will strike fear into the heart of those staring at the business end of it’s barrel.
Remington 870 Express
Being a bumpkin from Ohio’s rural countryside, there were only 2 choices for me, the Remington 870 or a Mossberg pump action.
The Model 870 Express Synthetic 7-Round is a fantastic firearm. Many will be leery of the synthetic parts in lieu of the standard wood, but once you feel the materials you will realize that the synthetics are nearly indestructible and water resistant. To top it off the metal parts are a low-glare power coated finish that so far has proven very durable (keep your guns well oiled and clean).
This shotgun feels pretty light coming in around 7.5lbs, which means that it kicks like a mule. If you’ve shot a 12 gauge this will be no surprise to you.
Remington 870 Express:
- Weight: 7.5 lbs (average)
- Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
- Overall Length: 38.5 inches
- Barrel type: Fixed Cylinder Choke
- Capacity: 6+1
It’s pump action is smooth and reliable and. It’s shower of 00-buck or #4 buckshot will always end up right where your point it, and this un-rifled barrel can even handle shotgun slugs (good luck hitting anything more than 50 yards away, this isn’t a hunting rifle, silly. If you want to hunt with it, get a field barrel, then ensure that you aren’t breaking local/state laws by hunting with a 6 round shotgun).
Every time you pick up the Remington Model 870 Express you will feel the quality of it’s craftsmanship and there are no end to the Remington 870 accessories!
If this 870 is ever needed to defend someone’s home, this gun will perform with the desired results.
As always, Remington has produced another fine heirloom class firearm, that will see a lifetime of use, then get passed down to your children and grandchildren. If you are in the market for a home defense or hunting shotgun, then you’ll never choose wrong if you pick up a Remington 870!
If you need something more versatile, than a standard shotgun, you can mod your 870 with a very simple bullpup stock upgrade. This ain’t your daddy’s 870!
There are tons of customizations, addons and other great Remington 870 Accessories, to tailor this shotgun to whatever role(s) you need it to perform!
Please keep your firearms in a secure location and locked away from children’s tiny hands and burglars.