I know there are a lot of good, fairly inexpensive shotguns that are suitable for home defense. In fact I have an old High Standard riot gun (used in my Armed Success story), though the action has always been a bit sluggish when cycling shells, it's okay.
Aside from all that admittedly I have the fever for a new shotgun, and I'm favoring semi's, and have been looking closely at Benelli M2 tactical, though I've never shot one (no place to rent here). They feel and handle remarkably good.....I'm impressed, they are a bit pricey ($990ish). I'm considering the one with rifle sights, 21" barrel, tactical stock w/o pistol grip (doesn't seem natural to me on a shotgun ), extended magazine tube and tactical light.
Not only would I use it for home defense, but we'd utilize it quite a bit on our range supplementing our pistol practice. The impression that I get from reading about and handling the gun is that they are very good. I was hoping that someone here has some experience in actually shooting quite a few rounds through one?