IF your YOUNG father of a mere 42 years wanted a lighter, less-recoiling shotgun, the twenty guage models are available in grown man sizes. I like the old Mossberg 500 i have for a lot of reasons; one is that while i normally keep it dressed for HD with the 18.5" barrel, i can switch back to the 28" barrel with the modified choke for some bird blasting fun or even deer in the brushy stuff. If your YOUNG father happens to be of the hippie persuasion, there are "less lethal" types of shotgun ammo available that are rubber bullets or bean bag projectiles, some with marking agents or pepper spray (I like #4 & buck myself).
Originally Posted by axxe55
i second a shogun for the best line of defence for the home.
Put your Shogun up against my Mossberg; i will give him a two-Mississippi lead.