I have been thinking about an HD shotgun purchase and I have decided I will have one as soon as funds allow. Based on the extensive online research I have done, I have decided to go with Mossberg. Since I am left handed it makes the most sense to me to go with the ambidextrious safety. I live in the Salmom Creek area the first place I visited was Walmart in Hazel Dell. I have seen many threads online about the deals they have. Well they dont sell shotguns at all. I asked the sporting goods clerk if any Walmarts sold them here in the Couv. He said he doesnt think so. Next stop was Big 5. I was able to handle a Remington 8 shot express and that felt pretty nice but didnt like the safety location. They has that one for 319.00 Also handled a Mossberg 500 (security model) with an extended mag and that was a nice one too. I liked that one better. That one was 279.00 I believe. I made a trip from there out to check out the selection of used shotguns at L-L guns in Battle Ground. I drove by their new location at the old bank but no cars were there and it looked like they were closed. Not sure of their hours but will try again on a different day. Then I went to Sportsmans Outdoor or whatever its called in Orchards just off of Fourth Plain. They had quite a large selection of rifles, shotguns and pistols. My 2 boys, 5 and 8, really liked the taxidermy animals they had there. I went to the gun counter and I was the only one at the counter looking but Mr. Sales Guy was too busy looking on his computer and didnt even acknowledge me. If you, as the sales guy, arent gonna look up occasionally to see if anyone is at your counter then I will not say anything and move on. Guess what Mr. no customer service, I wont be buying from your store. So thats my looking locally so far. I plan on going to Dicks at Jantzen Beach and maybe a few other places to narrow down my decision. I have not handled one yet but am leaning in the direction of a 590 or 590A1. I will post more once I visit a couple other places. This is all a learning experience for me since the last time I was firearm shopping was for a pistol and was at least 15 years ago in the Milwaukie/Clackamas area. Maybe my local shopping will give others ideas on where to go and/or where not to go here in Vancouver.