Hello Guys. Could you help me on this one? I'll be getting a shotgun soon for home protection. It’s with a standard stock and holds 5-6 shells in magazine. I first considered the Maveric model 88 of Mossberg because I liked its handling and the reliability that goes with it. But the cost here was very prohibitive for me, $580.00. I then considered the local shotguns made here in the Philippines. But, I personally witnessed some problems with it like parts falling off. So I guess, never mind. (Although it looks great on the shelve with the furniture and finish) Then I saw a Norinco 12 gauge shotgun which looks like an Ithaca m37 replica. It's cheaper than the locally made shotgun and found that it's sturdier: However, a buddy told me that it's not possible to "tactically” load an Ithaca type shotgun in an emergency (according to him, feeding 1 round thru the side ejection port and racking the fore end). Well, a security guard told me that you can do just the same effect by dropping a round directly into the magazine loading port and rack the fore end while you tilt the gun sideways.(Which I don't know if it's true since I never had tested one before) Could you guys who had tried this model(replica or original Ithaca) help me out on this. I'd really appreciate it: 1. Could the m37 type be "tactically" loaded? 2. Is the side eject better than the bottom eject?