Originally Posted by Ray_Ray
My wife probably would never shoot it.. I would like to teach my 13 yo daughter and 6yo son to shoot it. The 20ga would be better for them?
The difference in kick isn't so great that the kids are really going to like a 20 over a 12. As for the wife, she just may need some help learning to shoot a 12 right.
If it is a huge issue for them though the 20 ga will work fine for defense, you just need to work a little harder to find good defensive loads for it. They may cost a little more too. But they are out there.