My brother owns both a Mossy 500 and a 590 from the 1990's and both of those guns were nice to my fingers when loading shells or pulling them back out unfired from the mag tube when I fired them once years ago while paying him a visit. The Mossy shell loading area for 500/590 models under the receiver is rather spacious to boot. The Remmy 870 with its tight shell loading area and spring loaded shell carrier stuck in down position is just murder on my thumb/fingers to load and unload. My local Academy has a new Maverick 88 Tactical for $199. I'm thinking about making one of those my home defenders and dumping the Remington I bought second-hand three years ago. That Remmy 870 also has a crappy mag tube with a deep scratch on the inner wall which the rim of a shell could possibly hang up and cause feeding issues. Some yo-yo who owned the gun before me, evidently, tried to unscrew it by jamming a tool up in the mag tube from the breech area and putting a deep score or groove in that area just about an inch up the tube from the loading port. These stupid Remington mag tubes are silver soldered onto the receiver and the gun has to be shipped to Remmy for replacement. The same forlorn Remmy 870 of mine is plagued with an ejector you can't service yourself also. Field stripping the Remmy is also a pain. That same buffoon before me also put a side saddle on the receiver which I took off myself as the original takedown pins were included. A square notch was cut out of the left side of the friend to facilitate the use of the saddle so this gun was slightly custom hacked. The screw heads for the saddle also slightly damaged the bluing on the right-hand side of the receiver around the takedown pin holes. This Remmy of mine also kicks me like a mule with only 2 3/4" oo buck loads while my brother's 500 and 590 were rather gentle on my shoulder even with 3" magnum 00 buck loads! I have the original box for the Remmy, the side saddle with hardware and the unused padlock and key that came with originally from Ilion, NY. I might be able to dump the gun for $350-$400 on Armslist. Does the new Maverick Model 88 12 ga. fire as gently as a 500 or 590 to boot? In the video, it appears to have the same kind of shell carrier as 500/590 models so I suspect that this gun has a similar receiver tot he 500/590 models and might be just as user-friendly to put shells in and take them out.