Yep, I picked up an 18 1/2" Rem 870 for home defense today and ordered a combination tactical light/laser sight to put on it. I've got some mighty good handguns in the house but for a "Put'm down and keep'm down" gun there's just nothing like a 12 ga. shotgun. Somebody recently GAVE me about 400 rounds of 12 ga. ammo and about a fourth of it is 2 3/4" magnum with #2 shot. That should be more than sufficient. Six in the tube and one in the chamber represents a lot of security as I see it. Of course, I'm hope'n to never have to use it but you guys know the rest of that.