I used to, Yes, you can do well if you can keep it running flawlessly. I grew tired of the cleaning and occaisional malfunctions. In a game of perfection, I believed it to be distracting for more than one reason, for me and my squad.
My 391 for sporting would not feed the 2nd shell consistantly, cole gunsmithing replaced the carrier with one from another model and it now appears to work fine, because of this I am now considering buying a beretta 391 parallel target for singles and doubles
I have been shooting the tekneys 391 for 5 years, had trouble with second shell feed, through some good advise from this web site, Tron in perticular, I got a 390 carrier and had it installed on the 391, problem resolved and now shooting A class doubles.
I have a 390 that won A class doubles at the Grand about 7 years ago. It has a Moneymaker trigger (very smooth), forcing cone removed, ported and a mercury recoil reducer in the stock and forend. It has been very reliable for doubles. Maybe the 390 carrier loads the second shell better than the 391.
larry, all. Yes, the carrier was a most aggravating problem with the new (at the time) 391's. I believe that was the solution, replacing with the older carrier, or, a new re-designed one. Once that was taken care of, they worked fine.
Wow....So many complaints about the reliability of the infamous 391...Buy a Browning! I never had to do a damn thing to my Gold to make it reliable! No carrier replacements nothing....13 years without one malfunction should say it all! I do keep me gun clean though....
The feed problem started with the 391 carrier they made it straight and it did not work very well. The older triggers all had a bent tip on the carrier and 391 guys just put the old carrier on their trigger problem solved. I heard Tron has a jig to bend the carrier on the straight carriers solves the problem. I heated one up and bent it up and it is working very well just not pretty but works fine.