When you go look at them. Look at the action. Very big difference along with the finish product. Now,being your firt shotgun, how often you planning on using it? If I were to go out and buy a new gun, I would drop the extra coin for a wingmaster. I can afford it. If you can, do so.
I own 3 wingmasters along with 1 express that the wife gave me a few years ago that has the 3 1/2" chamber. What I found is that using the express with 3 1/2" shells, its hard to load. The open at the mag port is just big enough to fit a shell in.
I used that gun for duck hunting at times and never had a jam. Oh, one can use it as a boat paddle if need be, dump the water out and it will still shoot!