I have never had a problem with mine. It is a cheap defensive weapon that works well for what it was designed for (self defense). I keep mine on a boat in the gulf. If it is stolen or falls over board I am not out alot of money.
Like all American made pump guns, the Defender will do anything you might need a shotgun to do.
They are very durable, and quality is good.
While both the Winchester and Mossberg are excellent guns, for sheer durability and longevity, the Remington 870 is tops.
However, few shooters will ever shoot any of these guns enough to detect a difference.
Its an OK shotgun--very utilitarian and reasonably priced
My only gripe with mine was a lack of pizazz My father is a lot less picky, so he has it now. Bottom line is it works and you can count on it to keep working
i had one that i traded to a friend and later got an 870 , im personally more fond of the rem, but the win is an excellent gun. the model i had , had a 7 rnd mag, i added a 3 rnd ext ...........thats a lot of 00 buck