Thanks Salty. That was a helpful link.
I finally made it to a sportsman's store today and got to hold a Reminton 870 and a Stoeger Condor. (Both fresh out of the box and assembled before my eyes. Pretty cool.) The Stoeger was intriguing but just didn't seem quite my style. Just didn't feel like a very positive lock up when it closed, though I'm sure it is fine. I think a single barrel with a pump is more to my liking. I'm pretty sure the 870 is my next purchase. It felt good at my shoulder and the action was tight yet smooth. Granted, I don't have experience with many shotguns yet, but I figure what you feel is what you feel. Now to try to find the best deal!