thanks for all the info.
I have bought the Pardner pump 12 gauge (18.5 inch barrel)
Made by New England Firearms.
People say different things about it, I haven't really heard much negative about it. The only thing is that people tend to shy away from it because it's not made by (Insert super famous brand here)
When it comes to be ''super quality'' I wouldn't know any difference because this is my first firearm / shotgun.
First time shooting a shotgun as well.
I think that it is just the spring being brand spankin' new.
One other complaint / comment is that when i'm loading, it seems that the rim of the shell gets caught on the edge of the underside of the shotgun (See attached pic)