This is a handgun and not a shotgun. These guns are legal anywhere you can carry a handgun. You can get frangible rounds for any handgun on the market, i.e. multiple round ammo. Also, there is a polymer model coming out that is lighter and will reduce the recoil due to the movement aspects of a polymer. The Rulger LCP is a great option for those who like wheelguns and their inevitable reliability over autos. Smith and Wesson has come out with a polymer 38 as well with a built in laser site called the bodyguard. Polymers have much less recoil than their titanium and scandium counterparts. Shoot one and you won't believe the recoil; I didn't. Feeling is believing.