Mas it seems like the majority of questions reguarding firearms for self defense involves handguns and the loads to carry in them. What is your opinion on the shotgun for personal protection/home defense. What loads do you recomend for a rural setting where neighbors are not at risk. I am taking a 4 day tactical shotgun course and plan on participating in defensive "tactical" shotgun competitions. I know you are a advocate of IDPA to polish and maintain skills for concealed carry. What about the shotgun.