The A300 is a redesigned 391 made in Beretta's Maryland factory. It is lighter and sleeker than the bulky 3901. It has a new piston and exhaust valve assembly that makes it easy to clean. I received my test gun a few weeks ago and have shot pheasants and geese with it. It handles well and feels lighter than its 7-1/4 pound weight. As long as you feed it loads of 1 ounce and above it will cycle every 2-3/4 and 3-inch shell you put in it. Like all Beretta's semiautos, it does not reduce recoil as much as, say, an 1100 or a Browning/Winchster gas gun, but it takes some of the sting out of heavy loads. It comes with a recoil pad and, on the synthetic version, a removable stock spacer that allows for easy length alteration.