I've got a friend that hunts and shoots clay with his. He has an 1187 and a few others. The Mossberg is his favorite. I had a newer one that was just sloppy loose. Didn't seem very well made. I've got a Baikal that is pretty nice for around that price. Remington sells them under the name Spartan.
I too know a friend with one,he loves it,I have a Traditions(owned by Franchi I think it was) bought it more than 10yrs ago for $500 at wal mart,love this gun to death,doesn't get shot a whole lot but is my favorite. Fwiw Mossberg is my gun of choice.