Yesh i agree the sidebyside is a better shooting gun and more smoothly, but as every one knows... we all need are three shots in more times than one :laughing: so the smooth shot of the semi auto is a good compramise, plus it is a lot cheaper as you said.
My semi-auto hasn't jab up yet- i guess you just have to keep it clean and in good conditiong, but if it jams it is part of the sport gentlemen, enjoy it and watch the birds fly off just like with fishing. You catch some and you miss some, and you catch some(call them in-ducks) and you have to let them go.
Part of being a Sportsman and savign some for others... even though none of us wants to :tounge:
Keep the sportsmanship on the top of your list along with taking kids out and teaching them the love of the sport. Whether it be hunting or fishing, teach them the right and smart way to be a Sportsman.