I'm on a super tight budget but I want to start saving now, so obviously price is a big consideration. I want an 870 express or a Glock 26. I already have an AK in 5.45 and a 10/22. Part of me wants to just go ahead and get the shotgun first since that would be the most fun and versatile. Shooting paper gets old after about an hour or so, and shooting skeet would be a nice change of pace. Plus in lower Michigan you can't hunt with rifles, only shotguns and bows so a shotgun would open me up for hunting. Also I can no longer use my rifle for home defense because the previously vacant apartment next to me now has a family living in it. A shotgun would be much more suitable than a rifle or handgun for HD. On the other hand with the changing political climate, pistols might become illegal and/or might have to jump through more hoops to get one where a pump shotgun will probably be legal forever. I'd also like to carry the pistol, but I wouldn't be able to on most days because of school and I work at a hospital. What does WMD think?