One opinion on the Mossberg 500 vs. Remington 870 debate

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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“When customers ask me to choose between the Mossberg 500 and the Remington 870, I go with the Remington.”

I personally prefer the Mossy 500, not for any reason in particular, just my personal preference. I find people often prefer firearms that they had experience with or good memories of, myself included.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • John Richardson John Richardson on Nov 01, 2007

    The reason I like the Mossberg 500 over the Remington 870 is the placement of the safety. I like a tang safety on a shotgun. You can leave it on safe until the very moment you start to shoulder the shotgun .

  • Brian Brian on Jan 21, 2009

    I love my Remington 870 because it's a Marine Magnum and Mossberg does not do that! It's all good because shotguns, of any type are cool! Great blog, by the way.