Well, here is basically what I'm asking and why. I've had this Rem 870 Express HD model for quite some time. A couple of years ago, I even bought one of those Knoxx Blackhawk recoil reducing collapsible stocks for it and installed. Actually that's the last time it's been out of the safe. I shot this quite a bit after I purchased it with a variety of ammo including slugs, buckshot, magnum loads, and #2 steel shot. Got a good feel for it and what it could do as well as what I could to do with it. Obviously it's not my primary HD choice. I keep a pistol for primary HD (my carry pistol or something larger when at home), and I have a couple of semi auto rifles that I keep fully loaded for certain possibilities. Way....way back in the day when the only two firearms I owned were a Ruger P89DC and a Mossberg 500A in 20ga, I took the shotgun more seriously as a HD option. My current status now has me questioning the shotgun and if I actually need it for a specific purpose or if it's just taking up space in my safe. Should I give the shotgun more thought as my primary HD method over the handgun, or should I sell or trade it for something else that I'd be more likely to put to good use or have fun with at the range? Should I be reassessing the shotguns' role in my HD scenario? Just asking for opinions. Please don't tell me that I've answered my own question here. Give me your reasons why you would keep it or sell it if you were me. If I end up without a shotgun for HD will I still be able to cover all the bases with what I have? Does my shotgun really fill in a gap between my pistol or rifle, or is it just I like to think I have most options at my disposal?