I researched online, went to a gun show, went to four gun shops and went to two different ranges. I asked for opinions and then asked people if you could have any home defense shotgun, what would it be? A lot of people told me to get a Mossberg 500, others told me to get a Remington 870. When asked what shotgun they would love to have (with price a minimal factor), a lot of people wanted the Benelli M4. I have zero desire to shoot skeet....they don't taste very good. ;-) I plan on shooting a few paper targets every now and then and have something nice to hand down to my son in the future.
The Benelli M4 should be here by the end of the week: