I've been reading the site a lot more lately. That made me think about deer season opening here in just over a week and so I stopped by Clark Brothers on the way home for some slugs. The shelf I needed was almost all the way back to where the used rifles and shotguns are displayed. So I HAD to look!
There it was, a Remington 1100 Auto in 20 gauge, 18 inch barrel with the mag extension. And in darn nice condition...with nice wood stock and forearm rather than plastic. I just couldn't help myself. I did run home and check with the chief finiancial officer to be sure the budget could stand it. Then ran right back and got it. I'll ratiionalize it as an early birthday present. I'm worth it, and it was only $350.
I had actually been toying with the idea of ordering the 18 inch barrel for my New Haven (Mossberg) 20 gauge and keeping it set up that way for home defense. The current 28 inch barrel isn't right for that. Now I don't have to take time to switch barrels.
I may be in trouble of another sort. My wife's first comment was, "That's pretty!"