I know this is not a smoke pole question but I need some info. My Bros. brother-in-law gave my son (9) a Mossy 5500 shotgun with the stipulation that he doesn't actually get his hands on it until he passes the DNR's Hunter safety course. Does anyone know much about this particular shotgun. It says 2 3/4" non-magnum shells only. Pretty gun but it doesn't want to feed shells from the mag each time. I may have to take it to a gun smith and have it worked over or trade it in for him on a youth model 500 or an 870. I think a 12ga. Auto is just a little much for a 9-10yr old. It might be a year before he is ready to take the test. It's so dang heavy that I had to hold up the front end for him to shoot it. 20's are much lighter and don't have near the recoil but will get the job done quite effectively.