for these "3 gun matches", being a "3 gun master", hmm? The shotgun is a joke, for survival or combat. Money and time spent on the shotgun can't be spent on the far more useful pistol and rifle. The longarm is pretty useless in "normal times', because you can't CARRY it, and the pistol (and shotgun) are REAL close to useless once shtf and everyone's carrying an autorifle. Really, if shtf, the shotgun is less useful than the pistol,cause at least the pistol doesn't get in the way of carrying a rifle, is concealable, suprresable, and can be using .22lr ammo (in one of the 2 small, lw pistols that I recommend that you ccw if shtf.