The Model 37 Defense Gun provides formidable legal protection in a light and maneuverable package. The Model 37 receiver is machined from a solid block of steel and each gun has a crisp, rifle-like 4 to 6 lb. trigger pull. The shotgun is available with either a 5-shell or an 8-shell capacity for quick follow-up shots with either an 18-1/2" or 20" barrel. A Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad has been chosen by Ithaca for its kick-reducing properties and a matte blued finish has been added for protection against the elements.