Until recently I have never considered buying any shotgun except a 12 gauge. becouse the ammo is about the same price, so I might as whell go with the bigger of them. (I dont hunt, just shoot clay targets) This summer I bought my wife a 20, becouse she is 95lbs and cant hadle the recoil of a 12 ga. the next weekend I went shooting clay with my day and brought my wifes 20 ga and my 12 ga. my dad brought his 410. This weekend was the first time I have ever shot anything other than a 12 ga. After a long day of shooting all three guns I came to the conclsion that I like the 20 ga way way way more than the 12 ga. lighter gun/less recoil/ a little quieter and my arm wouldent hurt as much the next day. the 410 was fun to shoot also. I was suprized how easy it was to hit what you are aiming at. Now I want a 410 also. Since then I bought myself a rem 870 20 ga. and I love it. I am now trying to sell my 12 ga. and I dont think I will ever own a 12 ga again. how do you feal about the smaller ga. shotguns?