Newbie Question RE: Mossberg Shotguns
Hi all, new to guns but newer to the forum. I'd like some feedback on something I am considering. I am a middle-aged female and my first gun purchases ever were earlier this year, putting a Mossberg 500 persuader (.410) on layaway along with my snubbie. In the time to pay it off, I got more familiar with handguns and now question my logic for ever having purchased it, albeit slow via layaway. Original thought was the mossie would be home defense while the snubbie would be my carry, if I ever get my CWL back from the state... still under 90 days at this point.
I now realize that finding someone to show me how to shoot the shotgun and a range that will allow me to do so are maybe scarce in my area (suburb of Orlando). Even tho I'd take a hit, I am considering selling it to help pay off my newest layaway (3913LS).
Should I keep it rather than take a loss or what logic would you use. It was my first purchase and the only one I now have second thoughts about. :confused: I am thinking why have a gun that I can't find instruction on nor place to practice? Would getting a .22 rifle make more sense or leave long guns alone...
BTW, I'd worry about the spread of ammo with a shotgun, if I did use it at home, as have four-footed children (pleural) to consider and why at this point I think handguns make more sense for me personally. Any insight welcomed.