The world is not as I would wish it, Kavekk.
In a perfect world, all recombinant revenants would roam free, unmolested by bigots and able to fulfill their highest destinies. Alas, we live in a world of shotguns and angry mobs, unaccountably armed with pitchforks even in cities.
You have to admire the way people keep the old traditions alive, even in the face of impracticable levels of adversity.
Shotguns would be kind of a last resort weapon for me. Effective range isn't all that great, and while good for regular combatants, undead crowd control with one would be painfully ineffectual.
If Fallout New Vegas taught me anything, it's that shotguns are completely useless against everything.
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”