If your just using it for home defense get a Mossberg. Yes a Remington might be a little bit better but...
1. Mossbergs are very light.
2. Mossbergs are Cheap but Reliable.
3. Mossberg even makes some "Security" Shotguns that are for Home Defense.
The only problem is that Remington has a boat load of parts you can use. Mossberg doesn't
Remember: Always be safe, but have fun.