I've been wanting a shotgun in the aresenal for some time. I was walking around at the local gun show and a vendor had a pile of Mossberg shotguns for $199 each. I couldn't resist. I'm now the proud owner of a "Maverick 88" 12 ga which looks almost identical to their 500 series. It's got the 18.5" barrel and came with both a full butt stock and pistol grip. I mostly wanted it as a home defense piece, but the full stock makes it a viable choice for hunting if I ever so decide. Now I just have to find a range that allows shotguns so I can give it a test run.