Just bought one used and was wondering what sort of problems people have had with this gun?
I figure there must be a reason that law enforcement and military dont carry them?
I get some in every year with various maladies. But that goes for 870s too.. However, overall
the 870 will give you the most reliable service.
I got a 1300 in yesterday with both ends of the action arms broken off. Second one in with that issue.. Another lost the ejector - and THAT was a spendy little item.. Main thing, as an owner, to be careful with - re-installing the barrel; watch carefully to ensure the tip of the ejector goes into it's slot on the barrel extension. DON'T force it.. If it's not going in at first, take a tool (hook maybe) and gently lift the tip up so it can slide into the barrel extension..
Do that every time and the ejector should last a LONG time..
Moving date to SD.: Never - the dream is gone..
NRA Endowment member.
Ex - USN(TM3-SS) USS Razorback SS-394 '68-'69