I have one and I also have a .410 pistol grip. The .410 is all kinds of fun to shoot and I have fun with it at my cousin's farm. The 12 is NOT fun to shoot (laughing as I type this). It is definitely good for home defense but if you're buying it and think you will shoot it for fun, you won't. We bought a different stock for it when I want to shoot it and can change it back to the pistol grip if need be. You're probably thinking oh she's just a girl, but every male in my family has shot it with the pistol grip on it (once) and handed it back to me....... That being said, it depends what you want it for.