Looking for some thoughts on this... While this makes perfect sense to me can you take a shotgun to a range? While the 1st reason for purchasing a firearm is home defense I would like to be able to go shoot without having to move to the ghetto:smt082
If you are looking more for home defense then you should get a shotgun (Remington 870). They are less expensive than hand guns and better for home defense. You are more likely to hit the bad guy and if you miss, the rounds wont go through the walls and harm anyone else.