I got my SBE a couple of years ago and I have throughly enjoyed the gun. I bought it to do everyting from duck hunt to shoot sporting clays. I like the balance and weight of the gun, plus it is very streamline feeling. I know some guns feel heavy and bulky like holding a stick of pulpwood but not the SBE. The only con I have about the gun is that it will not eject light target loads very well and on the other end, it is a little harder on the recoil than a gas operated gun especially the 3 1/2" duck and goose loads. Other than that, I am very happy with the gun.