They are lightweight and so simple and handy. Great as a beat around woods gun or truck weapon. Versatile, tough as nails, dead simple, and a lot of fun. I own two from New England Firearms in their Pardner model, including a 12 gauge I had cut back to just over the legal limit of 18”. Loaded with managed recoil Law Enforcement buckshot and with a stock mounted shell pouch it makes a surprisingly formidable piece of defensive gear when utilizing proper reloading technique. Single shot shotguns aren’t just for kids anymore. Plenty of survivalists, preppers, bushcrafters, and outdoorsman have really taken to them in recent years. They’re inexpensive to acquire and carry wonderfully on the trail, and will take a licking. I plan on doing a more detailed writeup on single shot shotguns soon. Anyone else enjoy them?