I recently bought a JC Higgins Model 20, 2 3/4 inch 12 gauge shotgun, pump action, 21 inch barrel. The dealer said it had been "safety checked" and should be good to go. I did some Internet research and have some idea on the history/age, and all reports mention the strength and craftmanship of this shotgun. The shotgun seems to be in solid mechanical condition. Just to be sure, my question is would todays ammo be too much for this old scatter gun?