I bought a 12 gauge shotgun a few months ago and I've been patiently waiting for the chance to try it out and get comfortable holding and firing it. It's not the world's best gun by a longshot, but it will get the job done if need be in a sticky situation. It's a New England Firearms Pardner Pump, which is a clone of a Remington 870. Anyhow, my brother's friend told us of a place that we could go shooting out in the boondocks where nobody would bother us and we went yesterday. I brought my shotty, my brother brought his AR-10 and his friend let us take his AK-47 I haven't shot a gun since I was a kid, so I had a great time. We just brought a bunch of water jugs, some coffee cans, a few pieces of wood, a thick polycarbon target that he had, and a bowling ball... Needless to say, my shotgun has quite a kick to it and my shoulder's a little black and blue today...I'm pretty sure I'll be shooting it from the hip from now on. And I'm definitely getting an AK-47 as my next gun.