I have a Remmington Model 870 in 16 gage that I no longer hunt with nor does any of my family. My father gave this gun to me when I was young and we shared many a quail hunting trips with it, so I will never sell it. It is just going to waste in the closet as it is. I am wanting to have a shotgun for personal defense. I was thinking of getting the barrel shorten to 181/2 inches and see if there is a poly stock and forend to fit a 16 gage. If not the stock could be cut down to make a pistol grip out of it. Has anyone ever tried this project before on a 16 gage if, so I would love to here from you. I can afford to purchase a new 12 gage if need be, but hate to spend money on something that hopefully I will never use except to practice with.