Decided to pull my old 16 gauge H&R Topper out of the safe for hunting this year. Brought her out for a couple reasons a) wanted to give my double 20 a rest b) double 12 is in the shop c) finally got the 870 12 sighted in for deer season (shotgun only state) d)don't like the way the Ithaca 20 handles and finally e) because I wanted to . Found that the single shot handled just as well as it used to and was nice and light to carry, but had enough weight to swing without beig too whippy. Noticed a couple things carrying the single shot: The rooster I shot fell like anything else that was hit and the hen I missed would have gotten away no matter how many shells I had. I'm starting to wonder what the big deal is about having second shots, you either hit the bird with the first shot or miss the bird (I'm not talking combat guns here, I'm talking grouse and pheasant) with the first shot and then make a lot of noise as you continue to miss. One final thing, when you only fire one shot, everyone else thinks you scored, since you didn't continue to fire.