Picked up my first 870 today

Tactical, combat, military, law enforcement and home defense use of a Remington 870 shotgun.
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ccrowder8
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Picked up my first 870 today

Post by ccrowder8 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:55 pm

I went to the rally in Richmond VA on Monday and stopped at a gun shop in town and they had Express Tactical 870 that was used by the Department of Corrections for $200. It ate me up all week so I went back today and grabbed one. The story is the DOC only had them for 4 months and had shot a box or two through them. There was a story as to why they didnt keep em but I cant remember what it was, contract related I think.

Anyway, what is the skinny on these? Are the Express models a liability? Thanks in advance, it is a good looking gun.

gyro_cfi
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Re: Picked up my first 870 today

Post by gyro_cfi » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:45 am

Think I'll go wander around a few gun stores and pawn shops tomorrow and search for a deal. Congratulations on yours.

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Re: Picked up my first 870 today

Post by Scorpion8 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:03 am

ccrowder8 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:55 pm
Are the Express models a liability?
Hardly. The Express model is simply not as finely finished as the Wingmasters, but are virtually the same. I own 3 and none of them have any issues whatsoever. Enjoy that!
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Re: Picked up my first 870 today

Post by jakebrake » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:57 am

wingmasters are what you show your friends that stop by your house.

expresses are what you show enemies that break into your house.

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Re: Picked up my first 870 today

Post by PeaceOfficer » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:18 pm

jakebrake wrote:wingmasters are what you show your friends that stop by your house.

expresses are what you show enemies that break into your house.
Great line. I'll remember that!

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