"I bought this Mossberg 500 a while back for use on-duty. My department requires me to keep a Remington 870 in the car, so this has become the firearm to reach for when my wife swears she hears someone trying to get in the house. A telescoping stock keeps the gun maneuverable indoors. Two (yes, that's right, two) side saddles means that this gun carries 17 rounds when fully loaded. I know a lot of people prefer the 870, and I admit it has a smoother action and a better trigger, but it's tough to beat a Mossberg for reliability. Dirty Harry can keep his hand cannon, I'll take my Mossberg."