Exactly. It can toss out a bunch of lead in short order. I like the drum fed option. It comes from a proven weapon design, and like you said it ain't pretty but neither is an AK (IMO). Right now this would have to be a black budget acquisition for me. Due to recent defense purchases I seriously doubt that I would get congressional approval here.The aesthetic qualities are doing nothing for me, but, damn, that is a lot of spank in a small package.
You have a valid point. I have always liked certain semi auto shotguns. I hunt with an Auto 5 and I love my M1 Super 90, and have since I first bought it for IPSC back in the 80's. I have 100% faith in the HK, but a matching set of 870's reside on either side of our bed. Both set up identical other than mine is 12 ga and wifey's is 20ga.
I feel you on the Fostech.
DAMN!! I LIKE that short one a LOT!! Man I can just see liberals going into full blown fits when they see that.