After having shot a few of their great 1911s, I picked up a Rock Island Armory M5 pump shotgun for general recreational shooting and for investigating things that go bump in the night. I already had a Mossberg Maverick 88 overseas (not worth the hassle of importing so I gave it to my Dad) and wanted another one since it has served me well for 15 years or so, then got to fondle the M5 at a local store.
RIA guns are made by Armscor in the Philippines but are pretty damn good quality and very solidly built. The exterior of the M5 is nicely finished (parkerized) and while there are plenty of tool marks inside, everything works smoothly - in fact it's THE smoothest action I've ever had the pleasure of using, so smooth that if you hold the muzzle up and press the slide release (hammer back, obviously), the action will slide open under gravity alone
Trigger has a short, clean break too.
Unlike the Maverick, the receiver, trigger housing, safety, etc. are all steel. The only plastic parts are the pump grip and the stock and they feel damn solid too. As a bonus the stock is of the Speed Feed type with room for 2 extra rounds.
The downsides (for some people) are the weight (being all steel) and the lack of model specific aftermarket parts. The weight doesn't bother me personally, it's not like I'll be carrying it around for days - and the only aftermarket parts I'm likely to put on are a flashlight (magazine tube is 1" in diameter so there are plenty of rails that fit) and a single point sling which can just loop around the stock behind the pistol grip. Mossberg pattern pistol grip and folding stocks can be easily modified to fit pretty well according to various YouTube vids but I like a full stock. The barrel shroud is stock, BTW.
Additional data is here: https://us.armscor.com/products/m5-shotgun
Now, my wife has shot plenty of handguns before (she has a CWP, carries a 9mm Walther PPS on a daily basis) but the most powerful long gun she had shot before was a .357 Magnum lever action - which doesn't exactly have much recoil. We went to the nearest indoor range with the M5 after I picked it up Saturday - which meant no easing into it with light birdshot target loads for her...
A dozen or so full powered 00 buck shells later she was getting a hang of it, though
The bruise is almost gone now and she loves shooting that gun
Edit: Forgot the price, only paid $235 incl. tax