my nebighorhood is going to shit. my next door nebighor was robbed last year, he had to chase them out of his house and almost got shot. i want to start collecting guns but i also want something that is practical for home defence. i have my fathers 1897 winchester 12 gauge but i try not to shoot it too much as it is a very old gun, its also a very long gun and i couldnt see myself getting it out quickly and being able to move well with it. i hear good things about the remmington 870, i went to my gunstore and handled one, and i liked it, but what others should i be shopping for. also, do 20gauge guns have alot of stopping power?