Hello All, So I'm pretty new to shooting shot guns. Just got my first one for my Birthday in February. I wanted to start simple and cheap so my wife got me the classic Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge. Love the gun, did some Trap Shooting last weekend and had a blast! I didn't hit much but I warmed up near the end. However, three older men were enjoying the course we were on and had a lot of friendly advice. One of the men said, 'I'd bet you a dollar that gun is choked'. Me, being new to this just said, 'Ok...'. He looked in my gun and sure enough there is a choke tube in the barrel. He explained that the choke tube tights the shot pattern and you normally use that for hunting and I would have a much better time shooting trap if I removed it. So, can anyone on here help educate me a little on these choke tubes? Is it dangerous to just 'take it out'? Do I need to put a different one in? I found on Remingtion's website a choke tube kit but I don't see any explanation of whats used for what, etc! Thanks for any help/advice I can get!