I do a fair amount of camping in a remote area where there is plenty of wildlife including black bears. Normally I camp in the winter when they are all napping but the last few years we have been doing more trips in the spring and fall when the bears are nice and hungry.
My Mosin isn't exactly the right tool for close quarters bear defense. So, I'd like to have a shotgun around camp.
I really don't know a ton about shotguns but I'd like it to have a pistol grip, pump action, decent sights, some way to hold extra shells, the ability to mount a light, and hopefully under $400 not including the light. Sadly in Maryland you can't have a loaded gun in camp hence the need to keep spare shells somewhere with the shotgun. I might as well use this for home defense also so a shorter barrel would probably be best, right?
Any suggestions on the shotgun as well as a light to hang off of it?