I'm with the, " I've never needed a 3.5" crowd. Spent last week in Canada (goose, upland, duck) and made the longest shot of the group with my 3" BB's. Three were shooting 3.5 and two 3. The two 3's were as I quote, "dial 911 there in a murder in progress by the Beretta boys". The thought of a 3.5" pump makes my should hurt.
I am looking for a pump to use as a knock around/bu gun. I typically don't like pumps, but the price for a beater draws me.