Originally Posted by JLA
your arm doesnt get tired. you pump on recoil, thus using the inertia of the shotgun recoiling rearward to do most of the pumping. A practiced pump shotgunner can sling shot just as quickly and accurately as an autoloader.
Beth.. I thought you did get the Youth. I hadnt even fathomed you getting ahold of a full sized 1100. A youth 20 ga will be perfect for you. They are smaller and lighter.
In point of fact; a good pump-gunner is FASTER than an auto. I've seen it numerous times. A REALLY good shotgunner could shoot a broomstick and beat most of us! My best friend went to a local Sporting Clays shoot (with some really good shooters present) using an 870 Express 20 ga. with a mod choke. As a joke, he dragged the gun by the buttstock behind him to each station--and won the shoot!