I am in the market for a good gun for Annie/ Buddy shoots. The load I am planning on shooting is 1 1/4 once #6 with 30g of longshot. I have found a few bt-99 that have been in my price range but I am not sure if it will hold up. I have been told that the model 12 will handle the abuse but I am having a hard time finding one in good shape for the money. Is it possible to find a good model 12 for around $1000.00 or should I go with the bt-99. Any input or advice would greatly be appreciated.