I have been hunting with my son (11). He is not caring a gun yet but he is ready! We took a ugly 3 pointer on saturday. We got a glimse of Billy Big Buck on Saturday morning but I'm not into lobing bullets into the wind. We have this weekend before I head to Wisconsin. Sounds like your going to get into the hunting thing?
I think you mean the Remington 870 express/combo. It can be purchased in black synthetic or wood you get a slug barrel with sights and a 28" shotgun barrel. I own a 870 express (combo), 870 wingmaster (same basic thing except better wood)(with slug barrel, 870 express super magnum (duck gun that will take the 3 1/2" 12ga shell). I also have a 870 express in the 20ga. My oldest 870 is known as the Paddle for obvious reasons. I like them alot due to the pump and reliability. I also am a big fan of the synthetic stocks because they take a bit more abuse. Dont get me wrong I love my berreta but when I hit the brush the nice guns stay back.
I have been to Missouri and hunted last year in MN around my house. We won't talk about the one I missed....... I still get a little teary eyed. I really like the camo! I use a BPS 10 gauge for turkeys. Yeah 10 gauge and I missed but I have alot of feathers to show you...
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988