i have had a ruger 20 gauge for that i bought just last june. i love this gun i have't had any problems with it in the last couple of months. i think it shoots well has good balance and i know where it is going to hit every time. i plan on taking it with me everytime that i go pheasant hunting this year. i would have no reservations about going an buying a 12 gauge red label. i happen to really like the all weather model that they offer.