OP. Get the Maverick, you will not regret it. I had mine for 17 years before giving it to a friend so his son could hunt with him. I'm sure that someday the son will hand it down to his son or daughter, I am pretty sure it will still be getting used long after I am gone. A 20 gauge is an excellent do anything shotgun.
JJ. Welcome to the forum! Stop by the introductions thread, and introduce yourself to the other members. We can be a little odd at times but as long as you have a thick skin and a sense of humor, you will fit in just fine.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?
Si vis pacem para bellum.
There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.
If you can't be good, be great at it.