|Standard Remington 870 and Mossberg 500|
I almost titled this post "870 vs 500" but decided not to because they are both excellent reliable tools.
A massive amount of after market accessories are available for both. Most are super easy to install yourself.
What I wanted to post about is the minute differences between them that are of consequence when I use them.
The most notable difference, and this is very important in a defensive use situation, is the location of the manual safety. The Mossberg is on the top and the Remington is just in front of the trigger guard. The top safety is more ambidextrous. Lefties usually get the Left hand version of the 870.
I would be remiss if I didn't note that I have had the 870 jam on me once. But just once in hundreds of rounds. My older, more heavily used, Mossberg has never jammed in thousands of rounds.
--Either one is a great choice.