Part 1 So, my sister tells me she wants a rifle or a hand gun for SHTF. She has never to my knowledge shown an interest before in fire arms. Some folks at her church got her to thinking it mite be a good idea to think prepper. Cool, I can support that, she has asked me for advice, and I'm more then happy to try and help. I have given her a link to several web sites that deal in fire arms and prep (NWFA.com included). Explained that owning and operating fire arms is very safe, recommended a training course. And offered to take her out shooting to try a couple of my pistols to which she is excited to do. AS far as recommending weapons, I will suggest a shot gun and a 9mm pistol. If any one has any thoughts on how I should try and set her up, that would be appreciated. Part 2 It occurs to me that I have this Springfield 67F 20 gauge with a 28" barrel gathering dust in my safe. I cut down the stock on it about 2" eight years ago so my wife could shoot it, and she did quite well with it after I cut on it. So I know it is a good shooter and reliable due to past experience. Still the 67F has a bad rep from what I could Google. Google turned up some cool info when I was searching for a 18 1/2" barrel for it, one there is no 18 1/2" barrels available, and also that some or working there 67Fs to resemble a 77E which apparently is a Viet Nam era military shot gun. Stole this image from some guy named Street Sweeper. So I am thinking I will turn my $100 shot gun in to a $225 gun and gift it to my sister. Do I need a gun smith or could a competent machinist cut down the barrel and put a new bead site on it? Is it possible to get a butt pad to fit my cut down stock, or should I get a new one? Is this a dumb idea?