Dave, I've been experimenting with the clones for a couple of years now, with the Pardners being the latest of the bunch. So far I like the Pardner pumps a lot. Of course, it'll be another 40 years or so before I'll really know if they are as durable as the originals, and I doubt I'll last long enough to find out for myself. The most recent Pardner I bought in like new used condition is propped in the corner behind me right now. I've put on a Streamlight magazine tube mount light rail (#69903, IIRC) for a detachable weaponlight - there's a TLR-1 LED on the way to go on it. And I ordered a 4-round Sidesaddle for it too. I had to straighten out the forearm a little bit, it wasn't centered well and was rubbing on the left side of the barrel. But that only took a couple of minutes and was no problem. Other than that, everything seems good to go with it. I field stripped it and gave it a good cleaning when I got it, there was still factory shipping preservative in it. After enough time on the range, it is likely to take its place as one of the 'house guns' here - the rest are all 870s of various types and vintages. And that's as good an endorsement as anything gets.