Here's the gun i got for Christmas when i was 15 in western New York state. Since then, i have shortened the barrel to 24 inches and replaced the original front sight with a silver bead sight. It's a 12ga that already kicked pretty hard with the 28 inch modified barrel. When i got my Dad one for his birthday...20 inch deerslayer model on sale at K-mart for $149.95...lol, i am dating myself...i realized his kicked worse and i always wanted a shorter barrel to get around the woods a little better. I was mostly a rifle hunter, even after i got this gun and the long barrel was one of the reasons. Now the gun is a smidgeon longer than my .22, and a smidgeon shorter than my centerfire rifle. That makes it just perfect for me. I took it out and shot 3 slugs with it today and my shoulder feels like somebody hit me...not that bad, but you know what i mean.
The shorter barrel makes it a little easier to get around the house if need be too. The model 37 is a sweet shooting gun.