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Browning’s all-load shooter is the first gas-operated 3 1/2 inch 12-gauge auto on the market. This year’s Stalker version comes in a black no-glare finish, perfect for the turkey woods and goose pits where the 3 1/2 inch Gold truly belongs. Weighing only a few ounces more than the standard Gold, this shotgun redefines the meaning of versatility, handling everything from 1 1/8 target loads to 2 14 ounce turkey stompers. The extra-large, triangular safety is easy to find, even when you’re wearing heavy gloves. The Gold’s gas system soaks up the recoil of magnum loads, yet breaks down into only three pieces for simple cleaning. $899.95