With Remington's rep in the toilet, I was really loath to buy a new Remington product. That's coming from a Remington fan from way back. I read the reviews on this shotgun, and thought I was buying a real Rem of the new old stock variety, and not a Freedom Group Rem abortion.
I took a shot and it backfired on me. The one Bud's sent we was a brand new 2016 model with a 200 year sticker in the box. While I was not happy that the gun I received was a new one, and not an old one like at least one review claimed. The good news is that the new Remington 870P shotguns are still top line guns. Fit is perfect, perfect even park, action is smooth, walnut is nicely figured and fit well, and the bore is mirror polished inside.
I have an Express tactical I bought a few years ago that is a FG Rem. This 870P makes that one look like garbage. So I am not too angry about not getting a NOS gun. This gun is built like they were back in the day when all Rem was good. This gun would be at home in a patrol car, doing home duty around the house, or butt stroking dirty hippies.
It gratifies me that someone at Remington can still build a gun that doesn't look like a monkey made it.
She's a top notch gun, so don't be afraid of buying this gun new. It's every bit as good as older Remingtons.
Side note: For butt stroking dirty hippies, I would recommend replacing the recoil pad with something harder. It's a soft squishy rubber that does wonders in dampening felt recoil, especially nitro turkey loads I used for test firing.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!