The 18 inch barrel makes this REMINGTON 870 EXPRESS SHOTGUN a choice for self defense and home defense. In fact, Remington 870s are considered by many to be The Best Choice for a self defense shotgun. That is why Remington has made America's best selling shotguns for over 50 years. This Model 25077 includes the mag extension tube giving you 7-round capacity (6+1). This is an ideal 12-gauge utility gun that also features an 18" fixed Cylinder choke barrel, single front bead sight, non-glare matte finish. The Model 870 Express Synthetic is an excellent choice as a self defense/home defense shotgun, permanent camp shotgun or as the foundation for your own personalized design. America's best selling shotgun for over 50 years, the Model 870's dependability is legendary. The receiver is milled from a solid billet of steel for strength and durability, and the twin action bars ensure smooth, reliable non-binding action. Model 870 Express Synthetic 18" Features - Receiver milled from a solid billet of steel for strength and durability - Twin action bars ensure smooth, reliable non-binding action - Legendary pointability and accuracy - Extension tube for 7-round capacity Summary of Specifications Manufacturer: Remington Model: 870 Express Manufacturer's Item #: 25077 Action: Pump Caliber: 12 Gauge Barrel Length: 18" Overall Length: 38 1/2" Finish/Color: Blue Grips/Stock: Synthetic Type of Barrel: Cylinder Chamber: 3" Capacity: 7 Rounds (6+1) Uses: 2 3/4" or 3" shells LOP: 14"; Drop at Comb: 1 1/2"; Drop at Heel: 2 1/2" Sights: Bead Note: Top of receiver is not drilled and tapped for a scope mount.