Hi everybody. This is the first time I have ever posted on this site. I have been coming here fore the past few days just browsing all the info and there sure is a lot of it here. Anyway, I was in the market for a new shotgun but I didn't want to spend an excessive amount of money. I decided on a Stoeger 2000 mainly because of what I read about them on this forum. I did a little more research and they seem to be a solid gun. I compared one with a Benelli at my local gun store and the Stoeger was a dead ringer for the Benelli. Granted, the blueing and the wood aren't quite up to Benelli specs but it was still a very attractive gun. For me it actually shouldered more naturally than the Benelli. I appreciate everyone's advice and opinions. If anyone knows anything else that would be helpful for me to know about this gun I would appreciate it. I haven't got it yet but I put $100 down on it and will try to get it out as soon as possible. Thanks again!