It looks bulky but that is deceptive. It’s a near 10 Lb. gun but handles much better than you would think due to the short barrels. The weight is somewhat of an advantage with near 2 ounce shot loads in the shotgun and loads of 200 grains of Black Powder with a 340 grain round ball in the 62 caliber rifle. With a choice of three barrels, any critter that shows up is in danger.