Held a pardner pump shotgun at my local big-box sports store the other day and was impressed, it felt very sturdy and was heavy. Are these shotguns built to last and what sort of longevity do they have. The salesman told me that in China these guns are still built the old fashioned way, with plenty of pure steel. He mentioned that the American made shottys tend to have more metal alloys in them making them lighter. It seems like it should last forever but I also realize heavy doesn't necessarily mean durable. Fit and finish were decent too. A little rough when I racked the slide but not bad.