Depends on intention of use in my opinion. I have a Mossberg 88 for home defense, but I hunt using a Remington 1100. Rather risk a malfunction duck hunting rather than protecting my home.
I’m still looking for a semi auto magazine fed mini shell shotgun.
The discs in my neck do not enjoy 12 gauge anymore.
just with my pellet rifles
There are advantages and disadvantages to everything. I have several pumps and several breaks. I kept a Stoeger 20 gauge coach gun in my motorhome. Could be left unloaded with a selection of ammo for crossing state lines. Fast to load and unload with a choice of loads. With adapters I can shoot several center fire and rimfire rounds. The 12 gauge Mossberg 500 pump will put out more rounds faster and with an Opsol adapter I can load mini shells which almost double the capacity. I only paid $100 for one of the 500’s so if I am forced to use it I wont miss it if it gets confiscated for evidence.