Mossberg 500 - many of you have it and say it's solid.
Maverick 88. A great alternative for me because:
2. good reviews on it.
I want to hunt deer down the road, and I know some long guns are designed for hunting and others for home defense. I've learned a shorter barrel is better for home defense.
So here are my questions once and for all.
1. the Maverick 88 home security models: These guns are strictly for defending one's home right? these really wouldn't be suitable out for hunting? And, I have seen that Maverick 88 and Mossbergs and Remingtons can all be "modded" into "SHTF guns."
2. I stumbled upon this Remington model. I read elsewhere that it would also be good as a home defense gun (but of course this was subjective). One comment was: "Any 870 with a 20" RS Smoothbore barrel makes both a great deer gun and a good HD gun, in practiced hands."
If I went with this Remington Deer Express, it'd serve me when I finally begin deer hunting later on, but what I dislike is that it holds fewer rounds than the Maverick 88 security models. And it's roughly $150 more expensive than the Maverick 88 security models.
And, I assume this Remington can be modded as well? Sorry for all the questions, but as you can see I am new at all this despite my efforts to read up and learn.
Comments? your feedback is highly appreciated.