I think this journey started in 2012 or so. My local FFL had a deal on pre-order KSG's. Pay a certain amount up front, and... you'd get a KSG at a ridiculously low price. I paid, and I waited, and waited... and waited. Let me sidetrack that part of the story for a bit, because after nearly a year, I was getting antsy. I trusted the FFL, but... it looked like pie in the sky for getting a KSG. And in retrospect, I'm probably better off not getting one of those, as the Gen2 is better. So here I was, antsy.... and I was looking at shotguns online and said... HOLY CRAP... I gotta have a Serbu Super-Shorty. It just hit me. It was must do. So, I called up Mark Serbu, and got on the list, as Remington 870's "out of the factory" with pistol grips were hard to get, and there was a huge back order. Huge as in 8 months more. Finally, one day, I got a call from Bunny Hunter, my 870 was up, and the serial number had been assigned. I could do my ATF Form 4. So, I got all the paperwork perfectly in order, and waited.... another 8 months. In the meantime... it was looking like the KSG deal wasn't gonna happen. I asked my FFL to re-purpose my down payment, and ended up with a brace of Ruger Bearcat revolvers, in stainless. Then... as I was waiting for the Serbu paperwork to drip its way though the ATF, about 5 months into a then unknown length of time, KSGs became available, and I was able to get one at a decent price through CDNN. In the end, and after over two years of waiting, I ended up with the Serbu Super-Shorty and the KSG. Worse match-ups could be made! Here's my take on both. Without a doubt, the KSG beats ANY SBS that could ever be envisioned, except a shorter barrel KSG (which exists). I'm saying that because if you take a standard length stock (placed on the shotgun, not attached) for the Serbu, you end up with a shotgun that is just the same size as a KSG, but has only a 6 inch barrel, and 2 shot magazine. Hmmmm. So as far as SBS goes, there is absolutely no reason to get one, as the KSG fulfills all requirements, plus has a near normal length barrel, and holds more shots than you can shoot on a range without breaking into a serious grin. I've got, I dunno, more than a few boxes of mostly bird shot through the KSG. I've had no failures except those caused by me - short stroking. I have polished the chamber well. It glistens. It has a choke adapter, but I run the CYL choke in it. It works, I'm happy with it. No I have not regulated the MBUIS front and rear sight to accommodate the POI of slugs. On the other-other hand, if I had a shotgun to use in the house, it would be the Serbu. Its short, light, point-able. Only three shots, but you can make them count. Yes it breaths some fire. Yes its more of a handful than a KSG. But the size, fold-able fore stock, and ease of use, do work in its favor. I've got a saddle for extra shells on the side of the receiver. I have over 1000 rounds through the Serbu, because its FUN to shoot too. Not that the KSG isn't, but the Super-Shorty is a real fun gun. And I'm trying to think of a better "likely" alternative situation when I'd rather have the KSG. I can think of lots of real UNlikely ones... I suppose as a camp gun it would be great, loaded with buckshot. Doing the occasional "security" detail, it would be very comfy. As a boat gun, I'd take it. But for truck, bedroom or motorbike... the most likely places... I think I'd favor the Serbu. And, I understand this is the KSG forum, and I'm not here to kvetch about the KSG. Its just that I've had my hands on both for a while now and have formed opinions. I also realize that not everyone can own a Serbu Super-Short because of paperwork or restriction. I'll say straight up, I'm glad I got the KSG. Zero regrets. I'd buy another in a NY second if somehow I was KSG-less for some reason. Same goes for the Serbu Super Shorty. Anyway, that's my take on things... Happy New Year everyone!