Hey Kmccord, I think the V3 is a great choice. Remington has been building shotguns for a LONG time. Their guns tend to 'fit' shooters well. And the recoil of the V3 is soft, which is always a plus. The cerakote will make it forgiving of harsh conditions. It seems you've picked a winner. I hope you come back to update us on how you like it after you get a chance to buy and shoot it a bunch. I'd like to see Remington come out with a V3 in 20 ga, but they don't seem to be in any hurry to do that. I think it'd be a perfect kid/wife gun with plenty of power but soft recoil.