I am not a “shotgun guy” in general but I’ve always appreciated the simplicity, light-weight and balance of an over-under shotgun.
Benelli’s economy line Stoeger has just offed up a handsome variant meant to appeal to the tactical buyer.
From the press release:
Stoeger’s new Double Defense Over/Under shotgun is a straightforward, economically priced, rugged and reliable home defense shotgun. Ideal for use in tight quarters and tense situations, the Stoeger Double Defense O/U with its traditional break-action and short, efficient design is easy to load and quick to deploy in an emergency.
I’m not a fan of gratuitous picatinny rails hanging off of every surface of a weapon, but the slivers of rail placed for a red-dot and a weapon light seem like not unreasonable additions to a defensive shotgun. That allowed, I probably wouldn’t opt for an optic on a shotgun out of personal preference.