But that’s not why this is my favorite (shot)gun. I love it for its handling, its reliability, and its simple good looks. The Light is seriously light – I have the 26-inch-barrel model, which weighs right at 6 pounds. Seriously light, especially for a 12 gauge, which is why I reach for it any time I know I’m going to cover ground in search of birds. That includes sharptail grouse and CRP pheasants, mountain grouse, or rimrock chukar partridge.