I don't get to shoot as much as I would like but would like to change that. A few years ago, I bought a Beretta Silver Pigeon 30" sporting as an all-around sporting gun. Don't know that I'll ever be locked into 1 discipline so I wanted something versatile for clays.
My 14 year old started shooting trap with a youth group this year. I had an adjustable comb and gracoil butt put on the Beretta to fit him. It probably needed to be done anyway.
So now, if I want to shoot along side him, we need another shotgun. A couple of the coaches with the youth team have bought their son's Perazzi's and I can see the value in that if they stick with the sport and I realize we're just starting out, so we have a ways to go.
But, I don't need my arm twisted to look, shop for and purchase guns, so I've been looking around. Before the "P" word came up, I was thinking about a new Browning 725 sporting for myself. They have a new Shot Shot maple model out this year and I love maple. But then Perazzi was mentioned and I've been reading up on them. But they are obviously a bit older and harder to find in the price range I'm at. I could maybe be in the $4k's for something nice. If we found a MX8 or MX15 or something that he could use, I could probably just take back the Beretta for myself and be happy (although maybe a little jealous).
So just curious, I'm sure others have been in this situation. What was your thought process when comparing new Beretta/Browning against used Perazzi/Kohler/Krieghoff in the same price range?