Well fellow Browning enthusiast, I finally got to take out my new BPS Upland Special 12 gauge for a few rounds of informal clay pigeon shooting. So here is my review of the gun from an aesthetics and performance point of view. Aesthetically, the gun I purchased is a notch above most production guns. The bluing is rich and deep, beckoning back to the good old days when most gun manufacturers could put a nice finish on the metal of a gun. There are no thin spots and all of the metal finish is even. The wood is plain straight grained walnut with a satin finish which is fine by me on a gun that is meant to be a field gun. The woods finish is good, but plain and looks to be machine checkered, which on a gun in this price range is par for the course. The checkering provided a positive grip, never once did my hands slip from sweat in the 95 degree Kansas heat while shooting. Where this gun shined was while shooting. It's straight English grip and short 22 inch barrel came up to the shoulder quickly and I dusted everything that I shot at once I got used to the stock (I had never shot anything with an English stock). It cycled perfectly, there were no jams or misfeeds while using Winchester AA target loads. The pump action on my gun is smooth as butter and I imagine will only improve with time. Although I have never used a gun with a tang mounted safety, I like it. It is natural and much less awkward than safeties mounted on the trigger guard. The gun has a thin recoil pad that seemed to work fine, that said, I shoot a ten gauge that I don't find objectionable either, so your mileage may very. The gun is somewhat heavy given its size, but it balances and carries well, at least for me any way. I did not have time to try a patterning board. As I mentioned, I dusted every target that I shot at once I got used to the gun, so I believe that it patterns well and is a straight shooter. (I will pattern it and give the results when I get time.) I bought this gun to hunt rabbits, which is my first love, but also for dove, quail and pheasants. For that purpose I think we are going to have a long, happy life together. This gun is fast to the shoulder and accurate in my hands; those rabbits that present only a brief picture of themselves before darting off into the cedars are as good as on the table as far as I am concerned. In conclusion, I feel that this gun was a bargain. It seemed better finished that the Wingmasters I looked at, and more importantly, functioned flawlessly. The BPS cost less and seemed like more gun for the money than anything else in it's price range. And let's face it, sometimes it is nice to have something that is a bit different than what everyone else has. My buddies who joined me could not keep their filthy mits off of it. They will have to get their own.