Don't get stuck on stupid.” That's what Gen. Russel L. Honoré said back on Sept. 20, 2005 to a reporter during a press conference regarding Hurricane Rita. The comment, made in reference to a question about the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, made national headlines and became the title of Honoré's book several years later. With that one press conference the no-nonsense general, who spearheaded the Katrina response, introduced a phrase into the American lexicon. He also made a lot of us who are sick of foolish reporters laugh out loud. When it comes to defensive shotguns though, it seems a lot of shooters are, indeed, “stuck on stupid.” Case in point, what rational reason explains why a pump action shotgun is still the most popular choice for tactical use?