I have been using the Nova since it hit stores several years ago and I love it. I mostly waterfowl hunt with it, but have had it at the club several times shooting skeet and clays. I installed the mercury recoil reducer and the gun is quite heavy, but it can take a real beating. It is extremely easy to field strip and clean when necessary as well. This gun has been dropped in the swamp, used as a walking stick and a paddle and it keeps on shooting.