I have owned and shot nearly every caliber of handgun available, however, I have NEVER shot a shot gun and, quite frankly it scares the dickens out of me. I saw my 10 yr old brother shoot a 10ga. double barrel and it knock him to the ground so I have been avoiding the guns. I want a HD shotgun of 18" or so but I am concerned about the recoil. I am 60 years old and don't need a fractured shouldered. Seems Mossberg is the way to go but how do I get over this fear? Is there a buck shot with less recoil that I should start with? Is there something I should do to the gun to reduce recoil? Does wood or synthetic reduce recoil? A novice needing help!