Shot a BPS for the first time this weekend, great gun. Since I borrowed from a buddy that wasn't in town, I felt I should clean it for him too. Seemed like a very well built gun, and didn't miss a beat with over 100 rounds though it. Same friend has a synthetic BGH and gets stove pipes once in a while, and gets indigestion (miss ejects and non-loads.) With that information, I bought a Beretta. To compare between an auto and pump is kindof hard. If you compared a BPS against an 870 or Nova, I would say the BPS. But autos seem to have loyal followings not unlike Ford and Chevy. You just have to do the research and try to remove the loyalty and get the information.