Shopping for a shotgun

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    I need a solid semi-auto shotgun that is multi-use. Hunting, skeet, trap etc. Home defense is also in the equation, but not as important.

    Budget is under $1500

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    Remington 11-87 is a good choice
     
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    To elaborate, soft shooter. The wife needs to feel confident with it also.

    I am leaning towards a beretta a400 or something similar. They are pricy. The a300 might be the ticket.
     
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    Baikal under and over, Model 27.

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    All you need. Never fails to go bang, never stops working.
     
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    Why semi auto?

    A pump shotgun is perfectly fine

    For the price of one semiauto you could get a 12 gauge for you and a 410 or 20 gauge for the wife
     
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    Personal opinion
    There is no fix-all for a universal one shotgun for all situations
    Because you wouldn't want a long-barreled shotgun for a home defense situation but a long barrel shotgun would be the best for hunting, and ported for skeet shooting.
     
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    an 18 in barrel isn't too long for home defense IMO though it might be for some people.

    Of course if you like a handgun you can't go wrong with a Judge.
     
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    Semi autos are problematic. Too much goes wrong with them. Over under is so much better in most all circumstances.
     
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    But the OP is wanting a shotgun for hunting and skeet shooting also.
    Side note You would need a 26- 30-inch barrel for skeet and clay shooting with ported barrel. If not mistaken. I'm more into tactical home defense shotguns than others.
     
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