I'm new to these forums, so I'd like to just say hello first. So... Hello! Ok, so my dad needs a home defense shot gun, but he suffers from a form of rheumatoid arthritis known as gout. I took him to my local FFL today to handle a few specimens just to get a feeling for them. He could barely operate the pump action on an 870, and the over and under was completely out of the question as well. Came to the conclusion that he needs a semi. Now the man is in his 60's, and has almost no firearm experience. He is a lefty, and his right hand is prone to gout flare ups. Can anyone recommend a left handed, home defense, semi? I know it's a tall order, but I'm sure some one on this site might be able to offer some information.