I agree. I got an sx2 3.5in in 99 or 2000 and it has been amazing. Not only does it fit, it goes bang when needed. It fired 2.3/4 light loads up until 2 years ago- it wasn't supposed to but it did. So I went and got an sx3 3in and it has proven just as reliable, it is lighter and has several hundred shells through it so far. Nowadays I shoot skeet and doves with the sx3, ducks with the sx2.