Hey, I am pasting a copy of my other post for a diffent ? about the 870.
I hunt with a 870 express magnum. I was told it is the best darn pump shotgun for the money. But I have mixed feelings about the gun, I think it shoots good, but have had several instances where the forarm gets jammed or "stuck really hard" in the back position while trying to eject a shell. It also has started to show sighns of the matte finish wearing away and ins some spots early sighns of rust. Also, it (and most other brand of shotguns) has those god-awful trigger safeties. There isnt much worse than jumpin up, leading a bird and Oh.... I need to pull my enire finger out of the trigger group to turn off the safety. That is why I am in the market for a new shotgun with a GOOD safety. The only two companies I know of that make the good "thumb safety" is Browning and Mossburg. I think I'm gonna go with the Mossburg.
Hope this helps ya!
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