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?