The goal in bottling is to accomplish the following: remove as much air as possible from the bottle and replace with CO2 so that beer entering will have minimal contact with air. Fill the bottle with beer without excessive foam at first to preserve carbonation. At the end of filling, get the beer to foam up and start to foam out of the bottle; you then "cap on foam" so that the only gas left in the bottle is the beer's own CO2. Any procedure that will meet these goals will work. The hardest part with a beer gun is the initial purge because just blowing gas in won't expel air, just mix it up. A cpbf allows you to do a number of purge cycles which is somewhat better. Capping on foam is your most important tool, if you can't do that, you'll leave a whole lot of O2 in the headspace. Thereafter it's just a matter of time as oxygen will penetrate through the seal eventually, even with caps that claim to diminish this effect. Hope this helps you prioritize your needs as you choose equipment.