New to the forum, just testing the waters/community, I've never, in my 18 years on earth, understood paying over $1000 on a shotgun.... I could sorta understand if it was a nasty 3-1/2 mag semi auto or maybe a neater semi auto 10 gauge, but not the run-of-the-mill over under or single barrel. Let me give some back ground to this, I and my family are VERY avid gun collectors. I myself have already purchased some bigger guns, IE savage 110 in 338 lapua, mossberg mvp varmit in 308 and a 243 Ruger Mark 2 vt. The funnier part is in my county in NY, i cant use a single one of those guns to hunt. Target practice is even frowned upon at ranges with that 338. But back to my point. for the past 8 years, ive been using my 11th birthday present my gramps got me... a Stoeger condor.... with 12 and 20, 28 inch barrels im not one to brag about accuracy, but my scores NEVER drop below 23. What I dont get is when i go out with my squad, the guy to my right's gun costs more than half my house... then next to him.... that one costs my WHOLE house. (Perazzi's) the guy to my left has a Kreighoff... and besides him... a bt-99 fully custom. I do shoot about 200 rounds a week. so itd warrant me buying a nicer gun around $1250. Ive shot some BT-99's and some Kreighoffs. cannot stand them besides the high rib so i can actually see the clay. I pick on all of em alll the time... ya know the "At that freakin price, the gun better break all the damn clays for me jesus" or the "IS THAT A SCRATCH" to the guys who own Perazzi's. (its soooo funny to see their face) I even get dirty looks from time to time when i whip out the good ole stoeger. (if youve read this far, you deserve a award) But As good as I am with the Stoeger, theres always this feeling like thats the only part holding me back from back to back 25's. I have my eye on 2 guns, the Tristar TT-15 Over under for $1250 or the Beretta a400 xcel Parallel $1500. I know my info pretty well, however im a rifle guy.... I do shoot on the travel league from time to time. But my bniggest thing is dual use, I do goose hunt quite a bit. thats where the semi-auto would rock. but it just doest seem like a trap gun compared to the Tristar. Just looking for some input from a forum designed around my dilemma lol. Thanks!