I am looking for a good home defense gun that could also be used if necessary for some hunting but mostly the home defense. All my cop friends like the Remington 870 Express Tactical because that's what they carry on duty I suspect. I have held both and the Benelli is a bit lighter (I am a female so...). I have narrowed my search down to either one and looking for opinions on each. Also the benelli allows for a 3 1/2 inch shells but the remington only up to 3 inch. I have heard the benelli has a bit less recoil and the newer remington's have a propensity to rust. Any thoughts out there?