So wife and I gave our son a Maverick 88 12-guage because he earned his Eagle in Scouts. It was a total surprise to him because we never said we'd get him something for the achievement. On Saturday, we went out as a family and he was so excited that he could finally shoot his Maverick. Unfortunately, it jammed a couple of times using Federal so I switched him over to Winchesters. After we ran out of Winchesters, it was back to Federals and after the initial jams, no problems at all. The entire family had a great time and he especially enjoyed shooting his very own shotgun. We'll be heading to the local gun club this coming Saturday so he can shoot trap to fulfill a requirement for his shotgun merit badge.