Hi THR, It seems to me that trying to figure out the right shotgun to buy is quite a bit harder than buying a rifle or a pistol and wanted to hear opinions and thoughts on this. It seems that "the right fit" and the whole concept of "fitting the shotgun to the user" is a whole lot more important with a shotgun compared to a pistol or rifle which to me creates difficulties. Not bad difficulties, just difficulties. One huge example I keep on seeing is what sights to get (Bead vs GRS vs Rifle Sights) - It seems to me that different sights work for different people using the shotgun in different ways. Another example is the different uses and configurations for different roles, modularity, changing out barrels for other barrels depending on use. Now - why did I create this thread? I am looking for my first shotgun - I think I would like a pump-action fighting shotgun that could be modified to work in 3-gun, trap, skeet, etc. It certainly does not need to be excellent at all of these things, but some versatility would be nice. My questions are as follows: #1 - Is it desirable to find out what type of shotgun sights are best for me before buying a first shotgun? #2 - If yes to #1, what are some good ways to do this? Do I need to actually shoot a shotgun to confirm if a certain type of sight is good/bad? #3 - Do you have any recommendations for a fighting shotgun that can be versatile and modified (such as barrels switched out) for other roles? #4 - Would the Rem 870 Express (Bead) or Benelli Supernova (GRS/Rifle) be a good choice and why? Thanks in advance for your comments.