I currently own a Baikal MP153. My gun is definitely more reliable operation wise than the 1187 Express shotguns a few of my friends own and hunt with. The visual finish on these two shotguns is pretty much a tossup. A sure fact is the MP153 doesn't rust as quickly as the 1187 Express when they get wet from hunting. For my money I would go with the Baikal MP153 regarding these two model autoloaders.