The new gun shares the overbored barrel of the 835 UltiMag pump, as well as the top tang safety that makes Mossbergs a favorite of left-handers. Inside, the 935 is a simple auto, featuring a noncompensated action (that won't self-adjust to handle lighter loads) composed of a few easy-to-maintain parts. However, my own 935, straight out of the box, spat out 2 3/4-inch duck loads perfectly. After 100 rounds or so, it even cycled high-velocity 1 1/8-ounce sporting clays loads. The 935 doesn't seem to offer quite as much recoil reduction as many other gas autos--but hey, for 400 bucks, let it hurt a little.