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Shotguns! Pardner Pump at Walmart $159.99. Mossberg Mav88 $174
A Maverick 88 is arguably the same (more or less) as a Mossberg 500 but with a different safety switch position. This might not be fully true, the Mav does indeed have parts made in Mexico then assembled in the U.S., while the Moss is U.S. made and assembled, and people can argue about it if they want and look up more info, but, I think you'll find most people will say a Mav 88 is a quality gun in the Remington 870/Moss 500 price range.
Meanwhile, I'd put a Pardner Pump up against the other common shotguns, too. They're built like a tank. (which could be a bad thing if you want a lighter gun.) I'm not up-to-date on the whole current who-owns-what company now, but, in a nutshell, it's a Chinese copy of the Remington 870, Chinese firearms were then banned from import to the U.S. due to a trade dispute, then they were imported through H&R/New England Firearms, then Remington bought the company and now sells the 870 clone alongside the actual 870. Walmart calls this one the Remington Arms Pardner Pump.
I'd personally take a Pardner Pump over, say, an 870 Express, regardless of price, but I don't have any experience with this possibly-new Pardner Pump version sold at Walmart. I would assume it's the same or similar to the regular version that's been around for years, but just thought I'd mention the possibility. It's also a synthetic, not wood version, so if you don't like evil black guns, then I'd say, "Why not?"