Originally Posted by Mattkcc
My first duty shotgun was a Mossberg 500 with an 18" barrel. I used it on duty, shooting skeet and as a brush hunting gun. If you want to get good with your shotgun shoot it at moving objects. I see people at the gun range with their tactical shotgun that don't even know how to stand let alone run their gun. At the skeet range there are people who will be happy to assist you in learning the proper way to shoot a shotgun. If you want to mainly shoot skeet invest in a dedicated skeet gun. Yes doubles will be harder but wing-shooters do it all the time. Years ago shorter barrels were popular for skeet.
That's good advice. You get good shooting at moving targets and the Skeet Shooters are pretty helpful if you ask.