Remington 870 is the Gold Standard. For autos get Benelli M4, M2 or M1. The Benelli Nova is not a bad pump. I have Mossberg.I was thinking of getting a shotgun but I'm stuck on what to get. Plus, I've only shot one shotgun, a 12 gage one shot break down. If you had to choose a shotgun for home protection/target shooting which one would you choose?