This is my first post however I have been lurking and gathering info for several weeks. I just starting hunting ducks 3 years ago, have hunted all of my life but somehow ducks seemed to slip through the cracks, anyhow after my first hunt I was hooked. I purchased a used 870 wingmaster and it has served me well but now I have the itch for an autoloader. My dilemma is that I hunt in saltwater, south Texas on the Laguna Madre which is super saline, meaning it is 3 to 5 times saltier than the Gulf, very harsh environment for shotguns. Would an inertia be better suited over a gas operated, or would it really make no difference. I clean my shotgun after every use, but I was thinking that simpler might be better in this case. There are a lot of choices out there and I have been researching the Franchi Affinity, Beretta 390 (used), Versa Max Sportsman, and Remington 11-87. There are probably many more and I don't mean to open a can of worms or start a Ford Chevy debate, just need some advice on making a choice suitable for my conditions. Also I could just buy another pump, but what fun is that.
Thanks in advance for your time.