Just wondering if any forum members here have checked out this newer version of the 870 shotgun. It replaces the Express model 870 and certainly sounds like an improvement over that Express model. From the online reviews it now has a walnut stock, polishing or vibra-honing of action bars, and a better overall finish than the Express model it replaces. Available in 12 or 20 gauge with 26-28 inch barrels. Seem to be going for around the $500 dollar mark at dealers like Bass Pro Shop. Sounds like a step in the right direction for a change. Heard also the 1100 will be out soon again but am sure the price will be up there if high polish bluing and walnut like the old ones is included.