I do not own any shotguns but I would like to buy one for home defense. I shot a Remington Express 12 gauge and handled a Mossberg 500, and a Mossberg Maverick 88. They all felt nice and are reasonably priced. I do like the safety of the Mossberg 500 best. The Mossberg Field/security combo comes with an 18.5" barrel and I think a 24" barrel. It also has a wood stock. This one I think is a great value BUT I cannot find it locally.