I'm looking to purchase a shotgun. I want a jack of all trades shotgun and I'm looking for information on what I need to purchase to fill all my requirements and possible recommendations on what model to buy. Here's what I except my shotgun to do: Home defense Hunt deer Hunt turkey Hunt <insert other tasty animal here> Shotgun sports (trap, skeet, sporting clays) Scare off teenage boys (my 2nd child and first daughter is going to be born late January) Be inexpensive but reliable Knowing all this, what should I purchase to accomplish all my goals? Pump or Semi? Which gauge? 12, 16, 20? What barrel lengths should I look into? Lets say I want to get away with a minimal 2 barrels. A 18.5" for home and a 24"+ for everything else? Do I NEED to go up to 3.5" shells? Or will 3" work for stuff like turkey? What about chokes? Should I get all available for whatever hypothetical shotgun I get? Are there some that are more useful than others? Is it more of an art finding which choke works with certain loads (patterning)? How do I properly size myself to fit a shotgun? Any make/model recommendations? The Stoeger 2000 has caught my eye due to it's low price and Benelli DNA. Are these any good? Thanks!