I have a Pardner with an 18.5" barrel. I love it. It's very solidly built, very heavy gauge steel. It handles well, and it shoots well. I bought it from a small mom and pop place and the guy had to order it for me. He liked mine so much that he ordered another one to have in stock. It is essentially a well made carbon copy of the 870. It functions exactly the same and field strips the same. All 870 parts except the barrels should interchange.