The Benelli Nova Compact is a rugged Pump-Action Shotgun with a slightly shorter length-of-pull and a 24" barrel, making it an ideal youth shotgun, or an all-purpose shotgun for experienced shooters of smaller stature. The innovatively designed Nova is an ultra reliable, nearly indestructible pump shotgun that's ideal for all-round rugged use. Benelli constructs the Nova with corrosion-proof polymer over-molded on a skeleton framework to form single-piece receiver and buttstock for unsurpassed strength and weather resistance. The polymer forearm pushes a rotary-head bolt back with dual-action bars. Aggressive ribbing on the pistol grip and forearm provide a secure hold on the gun under any circumstances. A magazine disconnect button on the bottom of the forearm allows user to quickly unload the chamber without releasing another round from the magazine to quickly load another round via the ejection port in the event that a different shooting situation suddenly presents itself. The matte finished steel barrel features ventilated stepped rib with a mid bead and red-bar front sight.