This post is more a placeholder for open discussion (requesting my Gentlemint brothers' advice!): I'm looking at purchasing a home defense shotgun and was wondering what people thought regarding:
1. Brand
2. Gauge
3. Price (my price range is ~$200-300)
4. Ammo capacity
5. Tips for safety in the home.

This would be my first gun purchase and since I have a wife and 5 month old daughter I figure it's a long overdue purchase. Any comments are appreciated!

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