It is perfectly balanced with a slim forend stock design weighs just over 5 pounds (bare). The slim forend fits comfortably in your hand for easy carrying. The action is housed in a 7075 Aluminum, billet machined frame. Our design is truly hammer-less. Cocking is done by pulling the break trigger when opening the action. There are no hammers or sliders that require cocking, pushing or pulling in those critical seconds sometimes needed to make the shot. We utilize a cross bolt safety located just behind the trigger. The safety can be setup to accommodate right or left handed shooters. The break trigger functions as part of the trigger guard which remains locked. Simply pressing a button unlocks the break trigger to allow the action to be opened. The trigger guard is has plenty of room so hunters can wear gloves and easily access the trigger. The breech and action are fully enclosed protecting the primer from the elements.