The main benefit of larger controls, specifically oversized bolt handles and bolt release buttons on autoloaders, is their ease of operation when wearing heavy gloves, which waterfowlers often do, especially in the late season. A secondary benefit is they facilitate quicker load swaps. For example, a couple seasons ago my dog and I were walking back to the truck when I heard, and then saw, a flock of Canada geese winging directly towards me. I quickly pulled the bolt back on my Franchi Affinity 3.5, ejected the duck round I had loaded in the gun, chambered a goose round, raised the gun, and fired. The entire sequence happened in a matter of seconds. At the report, a single goose fell from the flock and into the marsh. Phantom happily made the retrieve. I was able to pull that shot off because the Franchi Affinity comes from the factory equipped with an oversized bolt handle and bolt release button, both of which enabled me to quickly swap a duck load for a goose load. The new Affinity Elite comes with an even larger Sure Cycle bolt release button.