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Here's Why You Need a Remington 870 Express

You need a Remington 870 Express shotgun, and here is why. 

This versatile shotgun will become your go-to gun after reading this article.

The Remington 870 has been going strong since its introduction in 1951. Its double action bars on the pump action arm guarantee that the action will not bind as some of the single arm pump actions tend to do.

It has been used in the military, law enforcement, home defense and hunting for over six decades and continues to be the solid choice in a pump action shotgun.

The "Express" models were added to the lineup to supplement the already successful guns, as a more affordable and accessible option.


Let's look at some current models, starting with the Remington 870 Express Combo. With a slug barrel and a vent rib shot barrel, you will be ready for anything you may want to hunt.


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For Home defense, nothing works better in close quarters than a pistol gripped Remington 870. Intruders will probably depart quickly by just the sound of the home owner racking the pump action to load a fresh buckshot or heavy birdshot shell.


For a full tactical shotgun ready for battle against zombie hordes or terrorists, there are tactical Remington 870s, and a dedicated cantilever scope mount rifled barrel Remington 870 with a synthetic stock will be the toughest and one of the most accurate shotguns for deer and wild boar.

Several turkey-centric versions are available, and ones ideal for waterfowl as well.


For the most part, Express models have matte blue/black bead-blasted barrels with, hardwood, laminated hardwood or synthetic stocks. They're chambered for 2 3/4" and 3" 12 or 20 gauge shotshells.

As you can see, there are many Remington 870 flavors to choose from, and also an uncountable aftermarket variety of goodies you can customize your 870 with. The only question is, which one is right for you?

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Here's Why You Need a Remington 870 Express