The safety is automatic, which hunters don't mind and target shooters hate. The barrel selector is incorporated into the safety switch, Beretta-style. The Aspire comes with three choke tubes and a hard case. At $2,229 it's not the tremendous deal that the 12 and 20 gauge Instincts ($1449) are, but it's not overpriced, either. If you are searching for a 28 gauge on a 28 gauge frame, the Aspire is worth a look.