Ok guys, after being unsatisfied with my department guns I've decided that since I am constantly teaching a shotgun class and telling people what I think a shotgun needs, I'm going to buy my own duty weapon and spend the cash to set it up exactly the way I want it. I have thought of just dropping major cash on a semi-custom gun like a Nighthawk or Vang Comp or just going with a standard Remington and adding what I want as I go. Opinions on that are fine, but my real decision is this. I am trying to decide if I want to go with an 18.5 or go the NFA route and go with 14". My current department gun is 14 and I love it. I much prefer it over the longer tube. Its not the $200 that I'm as worried about. I convinced myself that money should not be the driving factor in this decision. what are your thoughts? I hear from some that I shouldn't do it because "they can will have you on a list" well, the way I see it is that even if I buy a 18.5 inch gun, I am still buying through an FFL so that makes no sense. My main concern is the fact that if I do any out of state training I would have to be cleared to take it first. Any other draw backs or advantages? Any one else carrying NFA on duty? SBS or SBR? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!