My question is do all turn snotty and sticky? Mine is a 16 model and has not skipped a beat. If it's going to be a problem or you have had it, did browning stand by there product? I love my gun and dont want to loose it for a year to be replaced. I'd rather buy parts at that point and consider a Remington, beretta or benelli etc. And keep the a5 for a spare gun in the truck. Benelli sent me parts in the past and said keep the junk they believed me lol. I own many brownings and love them but have heard many opinions on how they are about parts replacement. Mine is ok still but want to know what to expect is all. Thanks for any info... figured is ask before buying another one... good luck everyone!