I have seen alot of negative reviews of this shotgun, but I purchased the 12 guage model anyway. I am new to trap and skeet shooting, but have handled firearms since I was a kid. On my first outing at a practice trap range, I put fifty rounds through it in quick sucession, with no issues at all. As an added plus, I was breaking clay just about every time I pulled the trigger. Quickly learned that shooting trap is more about pointing than aiming. Every time I pulled the trigger the shotgun went Bang....what more can you ask for..