I sould have stated my sons Berreta is an A-5 semi, not a pump. I guess they are a bit more. Sorry for the confusion. One " test " for me is when I swing it to my shoulder and if it feels " right " if you know what I mean. My Italian 16 ga SXS is the best I've ever had. Maybe its the 26 inch barrel. If only they would produce as many choices for 16 ga ammo as they do the 12 and 20 I may not be looking at all. It seems to have been fading over the last 20 to 30 years. Thanks for the input.