good deal, there's a reason the 870 is one of the most popular shotguns! because it's awesome... never cared much for autos, they jam (even if only occasionally); especially with 7/8 oz loads. pump will eat anything you throw at it.
remchokes are cheap and work great, don't write off Hastings and some of the other extended tubes too though. I hate having to use a choke wrench.
Now go buy a whole bunch of Remington STS shells and once you've fired them, send the hulls to me