Originally Posted by Mtbrncofn
I don't think I can handle the kick of a 12 gauge yet, that's why I'm starting with the 20.
You could handle it just fine. While I'm not a shooter now, I did work at a trap/skeet range for a few years when I was a kid, and was able to get in some rounds of my own here and there.
The kick of a 12 gauge is no big deal if you are taught a good stable stance and the proper hold. I never really noticed much recoil myself, and I was a pretty skinny guy. The only people who had noticeable problems with it were those who held the gun as if they were afraid of it or leaned backward at the waist. Mostly chicks.