http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTCURi-NlD4 First of all, the video was the one of the stupidest I'd seen. This guy tries to compare a 26" Remchoke 870 to a Mossberg 590 with a 20" barrel and Cyl bore. He talks about how reliable the 590 is then complains that it malfunctions, actually showing a malfunction in the video unintentionally. Anyways, quality aside, he says that an "advantage" of the Mossy is that the slide release is accessible with the strong hand in the shooting position. Problem for me is, uh, when do you need to use the slide release anyway? I only use it to remove an unfired shell from the chamber. Where do I need my hand when that happens? Over the ejection port, duh! I have two shotguns that this is easy to do with, the Ithaca 37 and the Remington 870. In both cases, you use your pinky to work the slide release then catch the shell. So, the manual of arms for the 870 says to take your strong hand off of the grip to hit the slide release while you work the slide back for the ONLY thing you should ever have to hit it for, to clear the chamber of a live round. You want to catch this live round in your hand. So, what's wrong with the slide release where it is?