Originally Posted by Papa_Woody
Youth 870 in 20ga...
Proper stance is everything in small framed shotgun shooters. I've shot competition shotgun since I was 12, (12ga pump), full grown I am 5'8" 160 soaking wet...stance is the key, stock placement means the world....870 youth, if she can't take that, don't even bother she's just not cut out for that discipline...
Papa, shooting a pump action in a heavy trap/skeet gun, with ultra-light
trap loads is one thing.l
Shooting a featherlight 18 inch 870 with magnum buckshot loads or slugs
is quite different. And BRUTAL
A home defense shotgun should have 18 inches of barrel, and be aas light and handy as possible, while still being esasy for a small woman to shoot.
That means a gas operated semi-auto, preferably in 20 ga.