For home defense and carry in the truck, I prefer the side by side double instead of the pump. For myself, the balance and sighting are perfect. They're stronger and tighter than a pump to give you more power and less re-coil. I've installed a Remington SuperCell re-coil pad that makes even the 3 inch magnums a piece of cake. Whats your choice?
Stevens 411 12 .ga
Barrel cut down to 18 1/4 inches
Remington SuperCell re-coil pad