Originally Posted by karateguy28
Mossberg 500, hopefully with a walnut stock and forend, and a Ruger American rifle in .243. These will be my first shotgun and rifle.
The Mossberg 500 was my first shotgun. It's sturdy, works well, fun to shoot, easily customizeable and after 15 years still looks and works like the day I bought it. As your needs or tastes change you will be able to make that gun exactly what you want. I"ve shot clays with mine, then converted it to a SD shotgun with a 18" barrel and pistol grip, then back again to shoot clays. You will be happy with that gun.