I always thought the Gold (1994-2007)* was underappreciated. It's a soft-shooting, easy-cleaning gun that begat the Winchester Super X2/Super X3/Browning Silver family, all of which use its gas system. For a time it was the only semiauto that wasn't a Beretta that anyone used for serious sporting clays. Browning made and sold a bunch of them but the Gold didn't quite get its due. For one thing, it was the gun that replaced a legend, the great Auto 5, which had been Browning's mainstay for over 90 years. The other problem was that while the 3-inch Gold always worked, the 3 1/2-inch version had serious birthing pains.