Shotguns may look like rifles — at least, they resemble rifles in that they have locks, stocks and barrels — but I have always thought shotguns had a lot more in common with tennis rackets, golf clubs and baseball bats. A shotgun is personal. Shooting one tests your reactions and eye-to-hand coordination. Your gun has to fit you, because there is no time to fit yourself to the gun when a bird is in the air. It has to be responsive, so you can swing it and point it well.