My buddy and I were talking about shotguns, and we were trying to figure out which was better. Pump action is more reliable and cheaper. The semi-auto is faster and easier to handle.
Given the choice, I think I’d lean towards the semi auto. The recoil of a 12 gauge pump action shotgun is massive, and just kicks like a mule. Not sure if I’d want to go shoot something like that all afternoon. Here’s video comparing the two.
Here are some photos of when I went shooting.