I just bought mine today, I assure you, it shoots like a 20 gauge! No sore shoulder after two boxes emptied INCLUDING 3" Magnum shells. It racked each round without flaw or fail & the gun shoots dead on. Very impressed with the overall feel, the Magpul forearm & stock are economically perfect for me (6' 1") & the quality is felt while using. Balance is comfortable from fully loaded to empty, with almost no noticed change of weight from the way this shotgun distributes weight. Perfect length for home defense. The second I held it in the store I knew it was mine. 5 out of 5!