On President's day 1994 I blew up my beloved 1913 20 gauge Flues Ithaca side by side shooting back yard trap. I wasn't hurt, but I was powerfully sad. So,,,like when a kid's puppy dies,,,,I had to go out right then and there and buy a new little 20 gauge to replace it.
I bought a Browning "Upland Special" Citori with a straight stock and 24" barrels. It was the saddest, sorriest, worst fitting, hardest kicking, impossible to hit anything with shotgun I've ever owned. It would put black bruises on you shooting it about four rounds of skeet. My scores went from twentysomething to tensomething every time I shot it. I'd pass it around on Wednesday night and none
of my buddies could shoot it either. Finally I took it to a gun show and sold it to some unsuspecting fellow like you.
(It sure was a good looking
I happen to own a 1984 geniune steel framed Superlight Citori in 12 gauge, with 26 inch barrels. I can shoot that one about as well as anything I own.
I'm the guy that believes that the best gun fitter is 500 rounds of ammunition and open house at a sporting clays range. Grit your teeth, son,,,and fit yourself to the gun,,,that's the way to go!! But,,, that beautiful little 20 gauge Citori is the only gun I can remember that I couldn't follow my own advice and learn how to shoot, no matter how much I shot it.