Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:09 PM
I used to recommend 870s to new hunters but anymore their quality has been pretty bad and I'd hate to see a new duck hunter get soured on the sport from sitting out in the rain with a locked up gun. Do a search on the net and see how many people have problems with shells getting stuck in the chamber. The early 870 Express pumps were great so you might try to find a used one, other than that I'd go with almost any other pump from a reputable manufacturer like Winchester, Mossberg, Benelli, or Browning. The Browning BPS is my favorite but they cost more than most other pumps.
My guns are mine, they aren't for sale, and I only give guns to people that I really like. So I guess the government is **** out of luck.