I want a shotgun for skeet shooting and home defense. I've never shot skeet before but I'm interested in starting after going to a match not too long ago. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm on a budget, let's say under $600. I want something reliable, affordable, and halfway decent. The guy at Bass Pro tried to sell me on some ugly-ass "wood" stock thing manufactured by somebody I'd never heard of. I'm not having any of that nonsense. I've been looking at the Mossberg 500, preferably with the 5-shot mag, in 12 gauge, pistol grip, and bead sights (to be replaced later). Anybody have any experience with this gun? Can anyone recommend something any better?