"Would you not hesitate recommending buying this gun for self preservation, and target shooting if needed?"
Why? You learn your particular shotgun. You practice with it. Are you going to forget where the safety is? Other shotguns have their safety on the trigger guard as the Maverick does. It's common. The Mossberg 500, and the Browning BPS for another, have safeties on the top rear of the receiver. Choose the system you like best.
Last edited by TxGun; 12-05-2009 at 08:19..