I am in the market for a sporting clay gun. I trapshoot weekly with a Browning BT 99 32" barrel which I have become very comfortable with. I have no real experience buying a new target gun but wish to have a gun that would allow me to shoot doubles trap, skeet, or sporting clays so I need an over/under or semi-auto. I will continue to shoot my BT99 for trap. My questions are:
1. Is it realistic that a sporting gun could be a one gun fits all categories (skeet, doubles trap, and sporting clays)?
2. For the amount of $ new guns cost, are there any opportunities to shoot new guns before you buy one?
3. I live in Kansas City, MO and having a hard time finding anyone that carries multiple sporting guns by Browning and Beretta. Any suggestions on a dealer that has good in-stock selection to view?
4. Since I shoot a Browning, is there any reason to be concerned that buying a Berretta and shooting that gun often would affect my success with my Browning?
Thanks in advance to anyone that takes the time to respond. Sincerely appreciate your input and I really enjoy this website.