Found this article on FB. I found it interesting and worth the time to read. http://www.humanevents.com/2012/11/25/the-combat-shotgun/ I, for one, agree with the article. It may not be right for everyone but worthy enough to give it some consideration. My weapon of choice is the Mossberg 500 Youth Model Bantam chambered in 410. Why 410 and why a youth model you may ask. My wife is 5' 2" and for years, was intimidated by guns. With patience and persistence on my part, she is now comfortable with firearms as long as they are not too big or heavy, not to loud and don't kick too much. The youth model 410 fits that criteria. Add to that the introduction of self defense loads like the Win. Disc, Fed. 000 Buck and Rem. Slugs, all suitable for home defense. Any of them are capable of taking the smile off of any perpetrators face . Keep in mind that the Elastic Butt Mount Shell Holder for Rifles works very well for 410s when held in place by the rear swivel mount screw. Add to that the fact that we live in town where collateral damage is a concern, again, a very good choice. My choice may not fit the bill for everyone but may deserve consideration if your situation is similar to mine in any way. Food for thought. What Ya think??