I hear ya about being a PITA to thoroughly clean. I have a 390AL in 20 ga. It started out as a youth model with a 25" barrel for my son. I later added a 28" barrel and a longer recoil pad to make it fit an adult. It rarely gets used but I did let a young lady use it to take her first tom turkey last month. It's in great shape and I mostly keep it to let someone use it on skeet that is a little recoil sensitive. I'm not a fan of the clang/clang sound of the Beretta autoloaders. In my younger days I shot an 1100 and that was a thunk/thunk when fired. I recently fired a friend's Beretta A400 and again found the clanging annoying and distracting.