Gotcha, thanks. I guess It's because I usually see the factory stock cut to fit and shotguns usually come with choke tubes that I don't really think of them as accessories. But yes, they surely are when you stop and think about turkey chokes and synthetic stocks Guess I'm just so used to to accessories for shotguns as being gun mounted shell holders, extended mag tubes, etc, that are all worthless for most all hunting applications.
So a gun capable of a little of everything would need a set of chokes. And posibly a rifled choke for slug use. or even a slug barrel. Also a well fitted stock would be a good accessory.
The catch 22. It all depends on what you want to do most with it. If I had only one to choose from, I myself will sacrifice a little bit of pushing around while practicing (shooting clays) where you can stop and take a break, relax, and give your shoulder a rest than to be an hour and a half of uphill walking away from your vehicle toward the end of the day with a heavier gun. Ugh! That is precisely why my autos and heavier pumps are now designated "dove and clay guns" and the Ithaca (Featherweight), 870 (20ga), and H&R (single shot) have all taken their place as quail and chukar guns. But again, I am lucky enough to have a choice at this point in my life. It's kind of funny when I think about it, as I started off with a top-breaker, and now that I am much older, I still find myself finishing many days hunts with the same gun. Full circle.
of course she could always add weight to the H&R. I added about 2 LBS to my H&R Bufalo Classic. it made it much more pleasant to shoot. The trade off is when you go out for a hike that extra weight goes too. DR