I apologize in advance if you feel this is a . However, we have recently discussed choosing a HD shotgun in another thread but what I really wanted to ask is this - What are the advantages vs disadvantages of an autoloader for HD? vs. a pump? I have been looking really hard at the Mossberg 930 Tactical model but think I might go instead with the SPX model (click the forward arrow for more models). It has different sights and an increased 7+1 capacity. The price difference is only about $50. My end goal for a HD shotgun would be to have a light mounted and some type of sling. The SPX has a picatinny rail. Would a light be better mounted there or with some type of adapter on the magazine extender? I have seen some discussion on other forums with folks having trouble getting a sling mounted for this shottie. Please provide input. I am not necessarily opposed to a pump but why bother with the extra step/action if the auto loaders are as reliable?