Originally Posted by John_Deer
If you are worried about the gun being to long. Just a little experience will cure the gun being to long. No one but the police had a short barrel shotgun 20 years ago and little old ladies were handling long barrel (28"-30" barrel) shotguns inside the home just fine.
Back to the gun being to long; Get a Hi Point carbine if you are scared a gun is going to be to long. It's in the same price range and the Hi Point won't be to long. You have 11 shots of pistol caliber ammo ready to slice and dice. My wife loves the Hi Point. She will turn a goblin into swiss cheese in a hurry.
but many gun manufacterers offer shorter barreled shotguns and or a shorter barrel. why buy a 28-30" barreled shotgun for HD/SD usage if a person can buy an 18.5-20" barrel to begin with?
and if you have a Mossberg 500 or Remington 870, you can always buy a shorter barrel for the same usage and still have the longer one for hunting if wanted.
so in reality, for the most part, there is no reason to have to deal with a shotgun with a long barrel for SD/HD usage. none at all.