I've decided that my current safe-room setup, which consists of a solid-core bedroom door with deadbolt, heavy armchair to barricade door, 150 lumen flashlight, cell phone and charger, .40 S&W XD40 subcompact, Bodyguard 380 ACP, and aluminum baseball bat, could use a little extra muscle. I can shoot just fine with the .40 and .380, but my wife hates handguns. She won't touch them. I travel a fair bit, so that's a concern to me. However, she has expressed interest in learning to shoot a 12 gauge, since she used to shoot longguns with her father as child (he passed from cancer about 10 years ago).
I'm pretty set on the Maverick 88. I know it's not a $1000 Benelli, but for plasting clay pigeons, jugs, and keeping handy for home invasions, I figure it can't be beat. That said, I'm looking for recommendations on ammo (0 or 00 buck, currently thinking of the Winchester Ranger stuff), a rail for mounting a weapons light, and a decent light. Can anyone offer any suggestions?