"18" x 24", 27 pellets, centered on the target, according to the dust raised on the backstop, and not ONE pellet hit the man-target. Pathetic. It took 2 full seconds to react, raise the shotgun and fire those 3 shots, Given 2 seconds, it's a pieceof cake to react, raise a .22 rifle and hit the guy in the HEAD. No, "combat" shotguns don't impress me much. Buckshot won't reliably pierce a windshield, car door, or tire tread at more than a few feet of range, did you know that? NOBODY practices enough with 50c a shot slugs to be much good with them, and they offer zero performance advantage over a rifle bullet that costs much less, and has several times the effective range.