I plan on purchasing a shotgun within the next week or so.
In the research I've done, I've concluded that I'd like to purchase a Remington 870.
I don't hunt or anything like that, so I plan on using it for home defense as well as target shooting.
Though I've decided on the 870, there are a few variations of the 870 that I'd like some second-opinions on.
Available for purchase are the 870 Express, 870 Express Magnum, 870 Express Super Magnum, 870 Express Super Magnum combo...etc.
Anyone who owns any of the models I've mentioned, or who has any knowledge/experience in this area, I need your help.
If anyone can give me any pros/cons of any of the models I've mentioned, I'd be really appreciative.
Also, if anyone prefers an entirely different shotgun than the Remington 870, for the purposes of home defense and target shooting, feel free to tell me about those, too.
I'm giving myself a budget of around $500 for this particular purchase. Obviously the lower the price tag the better, but this is definitely not the kind of purchase I'm going to be a cheapskate about; I don't feel like a bargain price tag should be the sole deciding factor when it comes to firearm selection.