For a time Winchester called the gun “the Speed Pump.” It does cycle so smoothly it seems to pump itself under recoil, especially with heavier loads. When I test-fired the gun shortly after it was re-introduced, I tried to work the slide after the shot and couldn’t--because I had already and unknowingly cycled the gun. That’s how slick this gun gets after it’s been used for a while. My current gun did require some break-in time, but after I had put 50 rounds through its action, it reached a state of buttery smoothness. Since then, a couple of cheap target loads have stuck in the chamber after firing, which I have found to be a common occurrence when you shoot low-priced shells out of low-priced guns.