Let's all calm down a bit. There were some wise words said,on both sides. But all and all it does come down to preference, ergonomics, and comfort to each user. What I like.... you might hate ,and vice versa. If it comes down to me in critical situation, I would feel more comfortable operating a platform that is suited to my style, and needs. I've had the dis-pleasures of being in both combat and a defensive situation, and each time I only wanted my gun by my side. It wasn't a shotgun, but an AR platform, and one I built to suit my style. There are tactical an defensive pros and cons to anything we do to our weapons. If we train with them the way we like them,then that is what you use if it hits the fan. And better hope we got it right!