I owned one of the early models at one time and shot a few geese with it with handloads .
I haven’t been doing the duck and goose hunting on Lake Erie for some years now so it was sold or traded. I have owned several 10’s over the years and they have a purpose .
I have never owned or even shot a 3 1/2” 12 ga. as I always thought the 10 ga. was a better choice.
I've shot a few 12's in 3.5". And with those full length shells they hurt. The 10 is so heavy it honestly doesn't feel bad at all provided you hold it right.