I hunted waterfowl 53 days last fall without cleaning my Beretta gas gun. Clean em at the end of the season. Zero malfunctions. With today's heavy waterfowl loads, recoil mitigation is important to me. Much of our shooting is long [50+ yards] so we shoot higher velocity 3" and 3.5" loads. As others have stated, look for an older 870 if you want a pump gun. Whatever shotgun, I want to be able to screw on a Patternmaster tube.