I really love my M1 12 gauge but recently traded my M1 20 gauge in for a Beretta 390 due to the recoil and it was too whippy. I really love the 390 so far. It is balanced well and recoil is non-existant. Benelli 12 gauge guns are excellent but feel the 20 gauge models are too light for the recoil. This is why I would love to see Benelli build a 16 gauge on a true 16 gauge frame around 6.5 pounds. This would give hunters a good choice with less weight than a 12 gauge.