I have finally saved enough to purchase my first shotgun. It will probably be a pump, as I only have about $450 to spend. The problem is the more I learn, the more I get confused. I would like some opinion on an all around use shotgun. All around use meaning goose, duck, turkey, rabbit, perhaps deer, as well as some clays. I was leaning toward the Nova, but heard they had some problems with cracking. I looked at the BPS, but was not crazy about it. I know the 870 is the most popular and seems a very safe choice. Is there any difference between the 870 Express and Wingmaster besides the finish? I was thinking about the Wingmaster, but some think it is crazy to buy a gun with a nice finish for goose and turkey hunting. I did not have any trouble with fit with any of the guns mentioned and have done some shooting in an law enforcement capacity. I do not know anything about the Winchester or Ithaca guns, but I am open for any advice before making a choice. I am sorry about the meandering line of commentary and questions, but that is about where I am right now. It has been a crazy two years and this is going to be my hobby to keep the stress down from the job. Doctor's orders. Thanks in advance and have a Happy and safe New Year!