Re: starting shotgun for a girlfriend
For a first time female shooter, go with a semi-auto. If you get a pump or single shot, they may be too light for any extended shooting, which you need to practice for quick, clean kills. Last thing you want to do is have a snotty field load beat her up and discourage her. The semi will soften the recoil by using most of the energy to cycle the action, and they're easy carrying.
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