You can't see this gun! I had been planning on buying a 18.5" scattergun for a bit now, wanting something simple so I could get in some serious range time. I decided to get one with a choke on it so I could use birdshot, target loads, and buckshot w/o flight control wads. For the buckshot, buying the $11 value packs at Walmart saves me $25-30 per 100 rounds over the Federal ammo I used to buy. I figured I'd try to find an 870 police at a halfway decent price, until my friendly gun shop guy showed me the Mossberg 535 and 835, since he had them in stock for turkey season. Even though they're "hunting" models, the 535 had a 22" barrel and the 835 a 20", both with screw in chokes. Both had a sling, ventilated recoil pad, checkered buttstock, and a ported turkey choke, while the 835 also had an over-bored barrel. While it prevents you from using slugs, it reduces recoil and slightly tightens the shot spread. I know the camo doesn't look tactical, but it would be useful for SHTF/survival scenarios, while being short enough to use in the home. I also love the fiber optic sights on them, both for range and lowlight HD use. At $370 for the 535 and $430 for the 835, you get a lot of upgrades from the standard 500/870 models, while being much cheaper than the 590A1 or 870 Police, if you don't want an extension tube anyway. Here's a couple pics using value pack buckshot from Walmart: As you can see, it still produces a decent 5" spread at 7 yards, even with a full choke. I'm planning to try it again soon with an improved choke. ETA: I picked up the 835 model. I can easily shoot twice as much buckshot than with the 500 I used to have, but never enjoyed shooting.