That is the question... What do you prefer and why? Are you really getting that much of a more shorter and lighter shotgun with the smaller model? Would you rather have the extra rounds? Buds Gun Shop has the Mossberg Maverick 88 for $195 (20" 0r 18.5") and that is just too good of a deal to pass up. I already have a 500A 20" (Knoxx stock, Power pack, TLR-1) but I think my shotgun philosophy is changing... I want the smallest, lightest shotgun I can get for HD. Since this gun would only be used indoors I want a wieldy little boomstick. Anything outside or SHTF I'll grab the AK. Thinking about ditching the 20" Mossberg and taking the side saddle off for a light weight 5+1 Maverick + Spec-Ops. What do you folks prefer?