Hey there everyone great to be here! I've never owned a gun and I'm looking to buy my first shotgun to do some skeet shooting and for home protection. Most of the people that I've talked to said the Remington 870 is the way to go. I love the idea that the gun is really cheap and bombproof but I also don't mind spending a little bit more to get something better. Maybe in the $500-$600 range? A salesman today at Academy Sports suggested a Stoeger 2000. What is everyone's opinion on this? I really appreciate the input.