Like the Citori Micro Midas, the Silver Hunter Micro Midas gas-operated autoloader is trim, lightweight, easy to shoulder and swing and ideal for the smaller shooter. Its semi-humpback design, which refers to the pistol grip and rear of the receiver area, allows a sure grip for smaller hands. Additionally, the lightweight profile barrel helps pick up the ivory front sight bead very quickly. Shouldering, the grip, sight plane and weight are all critical factors when selecting any shotgun, either for youth and ladies or for adults. The Silver Hunter Micro Midas becomes the only real choice because of its compact and lightweight handling. The finely cut checkering on the grip and forearm also help to better control the gun. The length of pull, measured from the middle of the recoil pad to the trigger is shorter than normal, so smaller shooters can comfortably shoulder the gun. Nothing is more awkward than trying to bring down a pheasant with a bulky, heavy shotgun that is too large and heavy for the hunter.