Get a Remington Express 870 in 12 ga. You will not go wrong. With light loads it is a dream to shoot. You can hunt with it and is very versatile gun.
On a other note my wife wanted a cheap shotgun to shoot clay's and hunt with. After looking for cheep shotguns she went and bought a new Benelli for $1,500. Ouch!!!
“There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.” Ted Nugent