The slickest pump gun that I have used.....I bought mine used and have never regretted the purchase. It has never malfunctioned. I have used it for Trap and for grouse.
About not buying because of the fixed barrel thing .......you will, of course, do what you are comfortable with. I suggest that you base your purchase on how you are most likely to use the gun. With any luck at all, you will never use it for HD. You will hunt with it. That being said....ducks or bad guys....the longer barrel will do for both.
"Only hunting and mountain climbing are sports. The rest are just games." - R.Ruark
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