I've been shooting a 28-gauge Pernice for almost two years, using it for sporting clays, skeet, dove, and quail. Mine weighs 6-lbs, 11-oz with 30" barrels and factory rubber recoil pad (it also comes with a Zoli wood pad). It feels and handles much like a Perazzi MX28 (at a fraction of the price). It is steady and smooth. Metalwork is great, and the drop-out trigger group is nicely machined and finished. The laser-cut and hand-chased engraving is well done, with good depth and shading. Ten-year transferrable warranty and lifetime for the barrels. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. LeFusil went over my gun and, as you see above, bestowed it with the title "badass" - that's high praise from him. Some of the .410 Pernice sale prices listed at Gordy & Sons are a steal.