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Best selling pump action in the States?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by throdgrain, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. throdgrain

    throdgrain Well-Known Member

    I was under the impression it was easily the 870, with Mossberg coming second. Is this not the case?

    I supose I mean on a yearly basis, not on how many sold in total.
  2. MAKster

    MAKster Well-Known Member

    870 Express is the current #1 seller. Mossberg 500 is #2.
  3. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    It is my opinion that the 870 is a much better shotgun and over time Remington has sold a lot more guns. I have not seen any sales figures but I would not be surprised if the Mossberg is not out selling the Remington in recent years.
  4. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    Last Federal numbers I saw, Remington sold almost twice as many pumps as Mossberg that year.
  5. duncan

    duncan Well-Known Member

    Remington claims being the most popular on their website.
  6. Almond27

    Almond27 Well-Known Member

    They both are great in their own regards its all a matter of personal preference and I would have to also believe Remington outsells Mossberg but I might be mistaken
  7. SaltH2OHokie

    SaltH2OHokie Well-Known Member

    I owned a Mossy 500 when I was 12, moved "up" to a Remmy 870 at 15 and currently shoot a Benelli Nova which I got only a year after the 870. 6 years later I wish I had just skipped the two best sellers and gone straight to the Benelli.

    On the other hand, I hunt with a ton of people who shoot nothing but 870's (one for each day of the week in some cases) and have yet to have a problem, so given that some versions of the 870 are cheaper than my Nova was, I could certainly see the logic behind them being the number 1 seller. That Mossberg 500 I had just felt crappy, but I shot the heck out of that thing and couldn't make it jam up or otherwise not do something I asked of it...just figured an 870 would net me more deer, so I jumped :D
  8. theken206

    theken206 Well-Known Member

    the 870
  9. throdgrain

    throdgrain Well-Known Member

    The question was to verify my opinion was correct in a discussion I was having on another gun forum.

    It wasnt which gun was the best, but which sold the most yearly. Another poster had claimed that more Nova/Supernovas get sold in the US than any other pump action, a point I was contesting :p

    And I was right as I already knew, the 870 outsells em all :)

    While on the subject though, I had an 870 ordered new for over two months, in the end I cancelled the order as the wait time was getting rediculous.

    I tried a used 870 in a shop only this weekend though, and can confirm what you already know, its a very well-made gun, feels much better than a Mossberg, however I do think the safety is placed better on the my Mossberg 500, and the slide release is in a much better position.

    First gun I reach for when I go shooting? 8 times out of 10 its my Benelli M2.
  10. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    My 500 is a po boy's BPS. :D Tang safety (where it should be), hidden shell elevator. Just don't eject out the bottom. It kills ducks and geese just as well as any Remington. I know, I had a Wingmaster, sold it.

    I really prefer autos, but I like the 500 a lot as pumps go. I will get a BPS someday, though, really like the Browning, quality gun and slick action and a natural for a left handed shooter. The BPS don't outsell the Remngton or the Mossberg, but it's twice the gun, at least. Just goes to show sales figures don't mean squat.
  11. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    #1. 870
    #2. 500
  12. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    ATF's AFMER 2006 does not differentiate between types of shotguns.

    Mossberg total: 225,909
    Remington total: 294,167

    ATF's numbers are domestic production only. Would not include Remington imported Russian shotguns or any other rebadged / imported items.
  13. thegoodfight

    thegoodfight member

    ithaca 37 by far

    or remington
  14. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    To my not inconsiderable surprise, ATF shows the Upper Sandusky Ithaca accounting for 202 shotguns in 2006.

    That's about 200 more than I would have guessed.
  15. Dimis

    Dimis Well-Known Member

    bottom line i think one of the huge reasons (not the only reason) people buy the remington is simply brand recognition yes its a reliable shotty but alot of new to the gun world buyers dont know who benelli mossberg or for that matter browning are but the name remington rings a bell and they slap money down because hearing it over and over again makes them believe that it has to be the best im not bashing remington they have a solid product and i enjoy the 870 alot i also love my mossberg and my friends browning and my brothers nova... lol
  16. throdgrain

    throdgrain Well-Known Member

    In fairness I should have qualified my remark too. I shoot a lot of clays, and a pump action is not too bad for that, but rare as hens teeth on an English Sporting layout, and its a lot easier with a semi-auto, as the second in a pair comes on report.

    When I go pigeon or rabbit hunting, I mostly take the Mossberg.
  17. brasskeeper

    brasskeeper Well-Known Member

    At $860.00 for a pump, that you have to order, I'm suprised they sell very many.
  18. Hollywood Marine

    Hollywood Marine Well-Known Member

    I could be mistakem, but at over two million units I believe the model twelve is the best selling pump gun of all time. Of course since it is no longer made the others may well catch up, and yes I know the thread is refering to current annual sales. LOL
  19. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Actually, the 870 that drove the 12 off the market is producing its 10,000,000th unit.
  20. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Hmm, what if ya tossed in Maverick? American made, by American illegal aliens, ya know. :D

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