Rem. 870 express 12 ga. First gun I ever bought with my own money! Still have it and never will sell it. My brother wanted me to trade it for his recurve bow. I told him he's nuts because that shotgun hold more sentimental value then his recurve (that has never been shot) will EVER hold.
An old sears 12 ga pump I got from my dad. I shot it for the first time at a range from a standing position (1978) and it pushed me back two steps...lol First squirrel I shot with it that year I never felt a thing. One of the first of many lessons regarding hunting you can only gain thru experience that I've kept with me over the years.