Wait a minute. Shotguns aren't cocked. They're racked. Pump action ones like the 870, that is.
Cocked...racked....that sound is still unmistakeable.
"It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon
"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family". ...Mother Teresa
"It's not the mountain before you, but the pebble in your shoe" ....or something like that