This is a discussion on Looking into getting a shotgun... within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by SIXTO Those are some of the best deals out there when you can find them. I had to have the nice walnut ...
We have a couple of shotguns, mine is a Remington 870, my dad has a Remington also, its a 12G but I do not recall the model. They are both great guns.
- Youth stock 11-13" LOP, shorter is better. Unless the receiver is actually against your face, it's not too short.
- Good recoil pad (that is included within the overall LOP). I like KickEeze, YMMV.
- BIG WHITE DOT up front, either a bead, GR or wide-rear notch rifle-sight.
- 12 gauge. Non-magnum loads. Lead shot.
There may be some different tweaks, but this basic profile works, and works well. In the sense that 20g uses the same force to propel a lighter paylod, the recoil is less, but if one does not shoot 3" mags, the difference is far less significant, and parts and ammo in 12g are more common and cheaper.