My mother has asked for a shotgun for Christmas. I have a shotgun, I've shot different ones, but I'm no expert in the differences or pros/cons about shotguns, so I'm hoping ya'll can give some good suggestions. She's almost 70, and is 5'2." The shotgun is probably going to be kept next to or under her bed as a home defense tool. My dad used to keep a Remington 870 in the house, so she's familiar with how to operate one. A guy at a pawn shop I talked to suggested a smaller shotgun, ala a Mossberg 410, or similar. Any ideas on what's good, simple, and reliable would be really great.
Oh, and she wants a pink shotgun. I'm okay with getting it dyed or finished, or whatever it takes to make her enjoy it the way she wants it.