I started SASS with a 97 Winchester copy. I've since aquired an 1899 built Winchester 97, an 1887 lever shotgun copy & a Colt hammergun reproduction. The lever shotgun gives style points, but it takes a lot of practice to shoot well. The hammergun is made by TTN and is a pretty good gun for cowboy shooting, the hammers are easily cocked with one swipe of a thumb. More shooters are going to double barreled shotguns over pumps in the past few years. Top picks for hammerless shotguns are the BSS & SKBs. Those that have them swear by them, but they are over $1,200. My wife has 3 original 97s and likes what she has. I tend to switch guns and enjoy mixing it up.