I watched a firearms show episode about a year ago and am giving it much more thought as of late. I was wanting some of your informed opinions on what the show talked about. It was on the usefullness of a shotgun for everything from rabbit hunting to SD and HD situations. It actually made a lot of sence. A shotgun can be used for close in fighting like in your home with buck shot loads, but then still have the durability to hit targets out to 100-150 yards with rifled slugs...all out of the same barrel. So, my question is this...with all the talk about SHTF firearms, why is the shotgun not looked at more closely than it is? The only down side I can see is that ammo is quite bulky and magazine capacity is somewhat limited by the tube. Is there anyother reason that I am not seeing or is this pretty much it?