I know, they're completely different guns for different purposes, but I only have money to buy one more gun for quite a while. I feel like I should get some sort of AR before Obama takes the office, but I don't know if it would really be worth the $700ish to get a decent one. The range I use only goes out to 100 yards, plus I already have a WASR-2 for a HD carbine (even though I'd much rather use my glock.) Or a shotgun. I'm not absolutely set on the 870 but that seems to be the best compromise for cost vs reliability and functionality. I've never owned a shotgun and I'd really like one for HD and for shooting clays, as unpractical as that may be for a pump shotgun . I know pump shotguns will probably never be banned, but I don't know if I really want/need an AR. The trouble comes when I don't know if I would want one 4 years down the road. Fucking politicians.