Re: shotgun for women
My mother got the idea to shoot some clay birds the one year we were having a fun day at the property. I handed her my 11-87 since of all the guns that would have the least recoil. Surprisingly she had no problems with it. Now granted she has shot rifles before, but nothing over her Ruger 44mag lever, which doesn't have a ton of recoil.
My advice, get a good gun that fits, everything after that is practice.
Remember, shoot straight and shoot often.
Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun.