Give me a simple to use pump-action 12 gauge and I'm good in the turkey woods. An 870 is easy to use and clean (even in the pre-dawn dark), so my first selection is a basic one. This particular shotgun's load flexibility has always appealed to me, as it handles 2 ¾-, 3- and 3 ½-inch shells. Confession: I've only had one 870 pump jam on me with a gobbler in range. After I fixed it, somebody else inherited it. Hey, bad turkey hunting mojo can be bought and sold.