I am particularly interested in this sort of gun and was really keen to find out how it performed. Sadly, the weather was not with me – it was pouring down! This did, however, make conditions realistic as one might expect this gun to be used in a hide or on the marsh. I didn't shoot at that many birds, but I shot at a few stomping targets simulating high duck and pigeon. I wasn't especially in the mood, because of the inclement conditions, but the Beretta didn’t miss a beat or a bird. It shot instinctively and very well. There was less vibration evident than in some A400s and I put this partly down to the new Blink bolt assembly. I used the standard test load for autos: Lyalvale Express HV 28. There were no malfunctions at all, but recoil was quite heavy as one might expect in such a light gun. Nevertheless, I thought this an outstanding auto-loader. The design, function and looks are A1.