Thanks Dave, I needed (Or maybe just wanted) a better then just ok bird gun and when a member of my gun club passed he left behind a dozen or so model 12's. I had to pick mine out quickly before all were sold. Just wanted to make sure that my pick was a good one. I hate to bother you more but do you know if this model will handle the newer 3 inch mag's? I am not going to shoot anything except lead. P.S. I really like this website. It is full of useful information.