I got this gun just before bird season started this year. Its a GREAT gun! The felt recoil will make all other guns feel like hammers. I have had some issues with it cycling 3.5" shells in the Goose pit, but Beretta fixed that for me. It now cycles the heavy duck and goose loads, as well as the Dove loads. I would give it 5 stars, but since I had issues at first with the 3.5" shells I gave it 4. This gun is my first Beretta, but it probably wont be my last.