New to shotguns, but I am looking at possibly getting a short shotgun strickly for home defense (not much of a hunter). I like the idea of something that has a wide spread shot, pump or not, 4-5 shells and around $200. Really open minded here without expectations. I have a 9mm at home and a .380 I carry. Its just my wife and I at home and I want to ensure that she can gain proficiency with it also. Looking on-line, I noticed some are very long, pump vs. SA, or only take one/two shells at a time.
I saw a Mossberg 500 12g for $189 at Academy sports (oddly, the lowest handgun/ammo prices in town) and thought about a shotgun for home defense. Maybe overkill with a 9mm at home (but I don't think so).
What is your thoughts about shotgun home defense and or type.