Ive been using a savage Stevens security model 350 or some variation of it.. it’s a basically a copy of Ithaca model 37 I’ve read.
The gun is bottom eject so you won’t have empty shells bouncing off the hallway walls back at ya (god forbid that situation) and good for lefties too. It’s a 12 gauge pump. Mounts for a sling already if you want a sling. All steel construction -compact .. so it’s a stout solid feeling shotgun which should be better on recoil and a lights out baseball bat if the situation demanded. Best of all it’s about the lowest priced shotgun around I think. Seems like i paid $240 about 5 years ago. I figured if i ever have to use it in self defense, it’s better a sacrificial gun and not the heirloom. Because of the nice selection of different loads for the 12 gauge, it’s very versatile for loading for your home use.