In order to be in business for 4 decades they have to have a costumer base , hoping to hear from someone who actually owns one , If you think about the claim that they produce the finest shotguns in the world there must be someone out there that can confirm it or debunk it through ownership experience .cdb1097 said:To some people it will be worth every penny, but not to me. But then I am a Semi-Auto guy.
Back in 2002 I bought a Browning XS skeet with adjustable comb. First round at the skeet range and there was a new guy in the squad with an 1187 who on station 2 after shooting swung around quickly as he walked off smacking the forend of my gun putting a big gouge in it. I said wtf, this is a new gun man. His response was "tough s..t what do you want from me". The range officer escorted him off the field. They reimbursed him for the round and asked him to leave. For me I was depressed but in time got over it. Still shooting that gun today. :wink:LoFlyer said:Nice looking O/U, is it worth the cost? The way I look at this sport, its YOUR money and how you spend it is your business. If you have the disposable income to buy a 10 grand S/G then have at it and I will admire your piece. I can only imagine the agony of the owner after they accidentally damage the finish with use. STUFF HAPPENS!
I "babied" my new S/G for a year and finally nicked it up cosmetically. I was hurt and then relieved to get it over with and not worry about keeping the S/G pristine. I almost think it would be better if the new gun owner deliberately scarred the finish and get over trying to maintain a perfect finish that's eventually will be nicked up with use.
Consider it a "badge of honor".