I have been researching about shotguns and have a few beginner questions... I am looking at a shotgun as my next firearm, most likely 12 gauge. I like the semi-automatic because of the speed. I don't hunt birds or shoot competitively, but I would hunt deer, turkey or potentially large north American game. I suppose this would be mainly for hunting and self defense. I tend to gravitate towards the more classic looking and feeling weapons but a great shooting gun is the goal, regardless of the paint job. I have a Henry 45-70 rifle so in a case where I would want to move a lot of lead, or hunt big game, I would probably grab that first. I also have a wife that I could persuade for one shotgun, but probably not 3 or 4. This would be my 'one' shotgun and, I want to make it count. I have been considering: Mossberg jm pro Benelli M4, Montefeltro, or Ethos with a full length mag extension. Beretta xplor or they have a competition gun that seems nice. Are there any other models that I should take a look at? Any brands to avoid? Any barrel length recommendations? I don't think I need a particularly long or short barrel. What would be an appropriate mid-length size to consider? What are some 1st time shotgun owner questions I should be asking? Thanks!