I've only shot two. One was a short barrel model that turned me off before I pulled the trigger so I cannot offer an unbiased opinion. Second was a field model with a 28" barrel. Handled okay for me, no malfunctions. Action was a little stiff but it was new. Barrel did get a little loose after about 30 or 40 shots. A bit front end heavy, due more to the light receiver than the heavy barrel to my thinking. Didn't tempt me to give up my Wingmaster that's for sure, but it works.
What could have happened... did.