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Re: Pump shotgun: Which one do you like?
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2016, 07:29:42 PM »
I have a Remington 870 Marine Magnum 12ga. because it has a solid reputation for reliability and I was able to add a shorter Mesa Tactical pistol grip stock as well as Mesa's 7 rd shell carriers on the stock as well as to the side of the shotgun itself. I also changed out the forearm to a Surefire light forearm. I plan on adding Wilson Combat ghost ring sights. The Remington 870 Police Magnum shotguns at my agency had Wilson Combat Ghost Ring sights and they greatly added to the accuracy of slugs which we had to qualify with at 25 yards. My favorite shotgun is the Ithaca 37 Defense 7 shot shotgun. 7rds in the magazine tube and bottom eject with ability to hold the trigger down and pump shoot all 7 (or 8 with one in the chamber) rounds out as fats as you could work the pump action make this a great shotgun. It's also nicer, easier, and faster to manipulate because it is lighter and smaller than other shotguns. I just wish they made a side saddle shell holder for it (they don't) and ghost ring sights (they don't). 


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Re: Pump shotgun: Which one do you like?
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2017, 12:53:01 PM »
Being a "lefty", my first shotgun was a Ithaca Model 37. I think it was called a "Featherweight" back then. When I got into Law Enforcement, the Remington 870 was king, so I had to adapt to that platform.

When I retired I switched to the Mossberg 590-A1 and the 835, as the ergonomics suited me much better. I gave my 590-A1 to my son-in-law and I converted my 835 to HD use with a barrel swap to an 18-1/2" cylinder bore:


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Re: Pump shotgun: Which one do you like?
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2017, 06:31:53 PM »
Mine is an 870 that I picked up used from a friend that bought it from the Treemont (sp?) Pennsylvania PD. It was loaded every morning and unloaded every night. Beat up stock but the action is smooth as silk.
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