I have no idea what I'm talking about, I have a shotgun that will fail the first time I have to fight with it, and have no business even posting on here because i lack professional qualifications.
I am , however, a consumer, and I vote with my wallet and show and prove with my use for protecting my family (who I kind of like) and my dog (Whom I love ).
When I bought two AImpoint Micro R-1s last year, for my ARs, I didn't realize I'd need to buy extra mounts. After buyng the two Aimpoints, and THEN buying a mount for my 5.56 AR, I simply didnt have another $100 bucks that week for another mount, for the 15-22 AR. So I decided, why not try the Micro on my M930SPX? Mossberg made a point of using LPA brand Ghost Ring Sights on it, but also has a factory rail mounted on it. So I figured, why not try it?
It's absolutely amazing. Target acquisition and reponse, i.e pointing and shooting, is amazing Literally I'm better now with the shotgun than any other firearm. Every single time I'm at the range I get compliments on the shotgun and the target, people ask stuff like Wow are you a cop or some sort of military man? I've never seen shotgun shooting like tht etc. Without fail someone will ask to try it and tell me its the best weapon etc. they've ever shot.
Now take that as you will, I could frankly care less what other people think should or shouldn't be used etc. or how I should or should not configure, set up, deploy, etc. my shotguns for HD/combat/even bckyard clay use. - and I Respect whatever anyone else does. I do however have a problem with such blanket statements like _No never do that, you're wrong I'm right you're setup / useage is wrong my philosophy etc is right. I hafe a serious problem with that and I know a lot of people who agree with me. So again, you may not like my ideas and thats absolutely fine- I mean no dispresect and don't intend to say, you should do what I do.
I am simply saying, for example, I use a Mosserg 930 SPX , and by chance added an Aimpoint Micro R-1 (Which is basically a more expensive sight than most people's 870s, and i realize that, not everyone wants or needs it) but I can't get enough of this. Anfd actually my Dad, who never really wanted to use their dept's 870s on the job cause he was not impressed with it, and he said he saw way too many people over the years not use the 870s effectively.. he was amazed at my shotgun setup and actually said, if some of my cop buddies saw this they'd be in love, it's an amazing tool.
But yeah fro me its no tool , its for both having fun and protecting my dog, maybe you'll enjoy yours too with a red dot / holographic sight.