I think, IMHO, that home defense shot guns are over thought. I have a 12 ga 20" cylinder choke pump that was given to me by the agency I am affiliated with. It is my home/patrol shot gun. There are no geegaws hanging off of it.
Have you ever tried to crop that picture? Please?
My cousin GAVE AWAY (traded) a Mossberg 500b 20 gauge with a minor broken part. (Took me 5 minutes to find it, simple replacement) so you had to hit bolt release between shots.
Bought new 20 gauge 870 got $50 value on trade......
The 20 gauge is slightly limited in ammo choices. But recoil is much less. At home distances. (Under 50’) even WW bulk #7? Shot should be effective against late night intruders.
In my household there are three players: Benelli, Mossberg, Saiga.
I dont know how anything can outdo a Saiga/Vepr but I m a sucker for bullpups and I m afraid I can't help myself so the Tavor 12 is around the corner.
I only use Remington 870's for self-defense. $250 for the 870 Express in my truck and $350 at Bud's a couple of months ago for the police trade-in Police Magnum behind the door next to my desk. Another $120 or so for the Streamlight TL Racker forend.