Hi, just shopping for a Mossberg...... We go deer- hunting with shotguns for a week in November, time to get my own. I want a shotgun that will do the job there, everything within 75 meters, also shoot some clay and targets for fun. "home defence" is not a task, I live in rural Canada, nothing to defend myself from, we live with Blackbears but they take off when you yell at them.... so no tactical super short 12 gauge pistol grip hammer needed My buddies use mostly Mossberg or Remington , out of the box guns with rifled slugs, not to expensive but reliable. Was looking for a good deal on a 500, and ran into a 535 here at Canadian Tire. Camo- finish, 22 inch barrel, chokes, tapped and drilled for my red dot, all for around $350 brand new. Can I go wrong? Thanks!