I used to shoot a BPS and was a little dissapointed by a few things. It was damned heavy and afer a long walk you knew it. They also are not made in the US, but my Miroku of Japan (not that bad, I was just a little dissapointed.) Besides that (and a little jamming problem most likely ammo related) I liked it. The Nova is a gun I would never own. Sure, it is a wonderful piece of Italian design, but it is so friggin ugly. I ended up with the 870 Express Super Mag. No frills, real wood, way lighter (but not too light for 3.5s), less expensive, and a compact receiver. Most importantly for a 3.5 gun it comes with a decent recoil pad, not just a slab of rubber. In fact, that pad is why I bought the Super Mag over the 3" Express. I rarely use 3.5 shells, but a good recoil pad is worth every penny. The 3" and 3.5" guns are identical in all measurements so why not.