I love my big 930 for blasting, but I also highly respect the 20 gauge with the right load, especially for smaller shooters who may be more recoil sensitive or have issues with the weight of a full size 12ga (the G&C 930 beastly gun is, well, beastly.) The little 20ga 870 I snagged not too long ago has quickly won a close place in my heart, not only for being so darned cute, but for being such a lightweight and handy little gun. I also feel a semi-auto shotgun are a good idea for home defense, especially for those less prone to actually practice.
So I'm pretty excited to see that Mossberg is going to be offering a "home defense" version of their SA-20 semi-auto 20ga shotgun.
My only complaint, offhand, is that they've got 20" barrels. I'd prefer the shortest legal length for a house gun. However, ghost ring sights, optic rail, and light ready tri-rail up front are perfect ideas. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for one of these.
2 months ago