Many guns suffice for geese, but only a few are just right for the job. The perfect goose gun must work in sand, dirt, mud, ice, and snow. It should accept a sling and have a matte or camo finish. The barrel should be 26 inches or longer (anything shorter risks the ears of the people next to you and doesn't swing well). The action can be pump, auto, or break-open double, but I prefer three shots rather than two chokes for waterfowl. Repeaters are also easier to load than break-action guns when you're sitting in a pit or lying on your back.