I recently posted a request for any info on 1911's wherein which I mentioned that I had pretty much decided on a Mossberg 500 0r 590A1 as a home defense weapon. Well, since then, I stumbled upon the world of "Class 3". I live in Florida, so owning a machine gun, supressor, or AOW and the like only requires a couple hundred bucks and involves some flaming hoops. I was hoping to get some input from some more experienced gun owners on the pros and, more importantly, the cons of choosing a short barrel (14 inches) over what seems to be the more common choice for home defense( 18-20 inches) Any opinions would be appreciated. Of course, first hand experience would be awesome. Thank you in advance. Stay safe and don't forget to duck.