I have been laying low and looking for my first 1911, however, in the mean time I have also been looking for a Mossberg 500 for home defense. Well today it happened, I fell in love with a Mossberg 500 Tactical 12G, 18.5" barrel with the 6 position adj. carbon fiber stock and pistol grip. This 500 is light and very easy to handle. I plan on shooting it soon, maybe early next week so I'll follow up with some comments and a few pictures. Really love this thing!