I have always been a handgun guy and just recently purchased my first shotgun, a remington 870 express tactical. Cleaned it a bit and took it to the range. I fired 20 '00' buck rounds and 20 winchester Super X rifled slugs. Being used to the power of the .45 acp and the .357 magnum I can tell you this sucker is awesome. Slugs were incredibly accurate at 100 yards and packed a stout recoil. Buckshot was a bit easier on the shoulder but not as fun.... I am very glad I added this firearm to my stable. It is really the ultimate HD weapon. It now lives under my bed.... Thought I would share..