You will be able to rotate around faster with a shorter barrel. I figure that to be a plus.Ok, got a few questions. I plan on mostly shooting skeet or trap with this gun. Is it a huge disadvantage having the shorter barrel? I have gone a few times before, and I do ok, but that is always with a 26 or possibly a 28 in barrel. Could I just use a more narrow choke and equal the accuracy of a longer barrel?