This is my review of my new RIA M5 12 ga. shotgun. First of all this is an inexpensive not a cheap shotgun. I would put the weight between a Mossberg 500 and a Remington 870. Mine is the parkerized version. Comes with a heat shield. Mine has the 20" bbl. with bead sight. And a 4+1 capcity. Also a 3" chamber and a plus 2 speed feed type stock. After breaking it down and cleaning it there are only 5 things I found to clean. the 2 part bolt, shell lifter, Trigger group and bbl. The trigger group is held in by a pin that is removed from right to left. and the trigger group then pivots out from rear to front. Then the bottom of the bolt, shell lifter and main bolt can come out in that order. Total time to break down, clean and re-assemble was about 15 min. Over all it is a decent weapon. Took it out to the range. I fired 100 rounds of winchester bulk pack bird shot, 5 rounds of remington 1oz slug and 4 rounds of Remington 00 buck. I had some problems with the bulk pack winchester stuff. Mostly not wanting to feed or extract. I think it is because of the low brass and known issues of the bulk pack shells. With the buck and slugs all fed and extracted smoothly. The only thing I may do is polish the chamber. Overall I think this is a solid well built shotgun. It is not at the price point of other name brands but it is at least up to if not surpassing the quality of the newer Remington 870 express.