Cheryl, not holding back. I like to see that. The 11-87's are no joke. Excellent guns, but I have no idea about the compact. I imagine it has the same working parts as the regular, but smaller? Have you fired this shotgun? If you do, and can handle it, do not look for anything else! 11-87's are one of the common work horses of the semi-auto shotguns. You likee, you buyee!