If you're intent on a springer, go with the shotty. A spring pistol is a pita to use if you're playing. If you're using it for drawing drills, they're ok, but light and the mags don't allow for realistic mag changing drills. My sn has a clear MaoMart shotty and it actually shoots really well with 0.25g bb's. Flat and far out to +100 feet. And dead on accurate to boot.