Been shopping for a home defense shotty for a while, was pretty much dead set on the 870 tactical with ghost ring sights ($479) until i found this bad boy ($449)
Remington 887 Nitro Mag Tactical.
Remington says it is based of of the legendary 870 action. I feel the action to be just as good as the 870, so i believe this statement. Online reviews of the longer barreled 887 seem to be mixed and some people have stated they are not fans of the 887.
I decided on the 887 because it is has a more comfortable slide release (front of trigger guard), takes 3 1/2" shells, i also like the big fore-end which reminds me of a benelli supernova. It has fiber optic front sight, 1913 rail that doubles as a rear sight, and a door breacher choke (just looks cool) the choke is a cylinder choke.