So I went yesterday to Armscor MCS to break in my lupara. Brought in 25 rounds of 3 inch 000 buck and bought another 25 rounds of #6 Bird Shot. I figured this must be enough to break in the shotgun. First is function testing. I opened the cylinders and loaded only the right cylinder with #6 Bird Shot, closed the barrels and then cocked both hammers. I did this to verify that the second hammer does not fall on recoil from the first shot. Success. I repeated the same procedure for the left cylinder. Then I repeated the same procedure again using 3 inch 000 buck. Success. Im good to go. 2 3/4 inch #6 Bird shot at 7 yards 3 inch 000 buck at 7 yards this big hole is from a fiocchi 2 5/8 inch brenekke slug 3 inch 000 buck at 10 yards Impressions. Recoil is not what you would expect. Its actually lighter than all of the pump action shotguns that I have fired. Thanks to the 20 inch barrel and soft rubber butt pad that really works. My impression is that shot patterns with both barrels are tighter than the Mossberg Maverick that I sold. Trigger is not heavy contrary to what people might expect from a norinco. It is fairly balanced. During the first 20 rounds, it would take some effort to break open the cylinders after shooting it, but after that, it's relativey easy. Just push the clynder release and it will break open. I also let some people in the range shoot it and they were quite pleased at how easy it is to use. Positioning the finger to second trigger after shooting the first one is relatively easy. Much easier in fact than racking a pump. Barrels are well regulated and at 10 yards, go where I want them to go thanks to the nice triggers and good bead front sight. I was totally surprised that shooting it is not as punishing as one would expect from a comparable pump action shotgun even whe shooting 3 inch 000 buck, I really think that ladies can handle this lupara especially one chambered for 20 gauge. This one is a keeper. At 14,000 petots, I got more buck (pun intended) than my money cost me. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!