Named for the largest lake in Russia and built in the same complex as the AK-47, my Baikal MP 153 is the definition of a workhorse. It is a no-nonsense, no-frills, no-BS hunting tool. The fit and finish aren't great, the tolerances are loose, the parts are not high quality, but it gets the job done day in and day out and has become my go-to in the duck blind. It is a great shooter, and fits me well out of the box. I have taken many ducks and geese with it already in just a season's worth of use. So far it readily out-shoots my hunting buddy's Stoeger 3500, which cost $200 more. It came new out of the box with 4 extended chokes, IC, M, F, and XF, and the complimentary Russian coat of cosmoline. It has a hammer forged chrome lined barrel, matte black finish, synthetic stock, 26 inch barrel, and the gas system is adjustable with the provided wrench so it can cycle anything from trap loads to 3.5-inch magnum goose loads flawlessly. Unlike a lot of other semi-autos, there is no rubber o-ring, and the recoil spring resides on the outside of the magazine tube where it is easily accessible for cleaning. It weighs just under 8 pounds, and has a fair trigger pull and cross bolt safety. It's a perfect gun for me and how I hunt, and the price is unbeatable.