Now, I know what you're probably thinking: Why would I want such a lightweight 12-gauge? But think about it for a moment. For those of us who spend a great deal of time chasing woodcock and grouse each fall, the weight savings during a day of timber bashing is very much welcome. And having a 12-gauge certainly allows you to put more pellets in the air for quick shots, which hopefully means putting more grouse in your bag. For those out West, think of the advantages these guns will give folks hunting chukar and high-altitude ptar migan; wing-shooters will really appreciate every ounce they don't have to lug when flushing birds in tough, steep terrain.