Rick - I fixed the location matter. But I don't care if I have to fly to Phoenix, Las Vegas, Miami, or Italy this winter.
My reason for inquiry is that I'm going to join the elite and buy one of those "P" guns or "K" guns. But I won't/don't buy any shotgun without shooting it first - - Not even a $300 hunting shotgun. And, I'd like to shoot a few different models of Perazzi, Kreighoff, Ljutic, etc., over a two day span and see which I like the best. Money is not the object here. Liking what I buy IS the objective. This is not a whim. Wherever I have to go, I will bring home a new trap gun (most likely a single barrel, possibly a combo).
Can you think of an alternative way to achive my goal? Like a trip to Jaquas or to whomever/wherever has "the ultimate" line of trap guns. I considered going to the shot show this winter, but I want to actually "shoot it before I buy it" and I don't think that is possible at the shot show (or is it).
I can get on an airplane tomorrow, so long range planning is not necessary. But I'm willing to wait until the Grand next August if I have to. I grew up in Ohio. Vandalia is no strange place to me.