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I am primarily a trap shooter but a few times a year go to the local clays course for a change of pace.
I ran across a Stoeger Condor Competition at the local gun store and almost can't resist buying this gun for the few times i shoot clays(considering ported barrels,choke tubes and adjustable comb)rather than mess with the settings of one of my trap guns.
I know the best way is to shoot a round with one but i don't know anyone who has one,can anybody offer an opinion as to practical experience with this gun?
Any opinion on 12ga vs 20 with this gun?
 

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A used, quality autoloader is better than a cheap, crude, new double any day.

If this thing is in the $300 to $500 range, get a used or new 1100 or 11-87 and you'll be ahead.

At the very least you will not lose your shirt in resale value.
 

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Not sure what the Stoeger costs but I would sure look at buying a used Beretta 390 or 391 or a Browning Gold before I would buy a new Stoeger. You can't beat these autos and they will hold their resale value much better and be easier to sell. "12 ga. or 20 ga." if you are only going to use it for sporting I would recommend the 12, its a 12 ga. game. If it also might be used for upland or waterfowl hunting I would go with the 20 because of weight.
 

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I have a condor i use for a loaner gun when taking friends out but if you are going to do much shooting its an OK gun but I would recomend a used bennelli over the condor it is heavy gun. The Condor is reliable unlike most gas guns that jam dont eject, This is only due to the people I shoot with do not take care of their gas guns so dont flame me for picking on gas guns.
 

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This is a repeat of a post in another forum on here.

We have had a Stoeger Condor Competition as a rental gun for 8 months now and it is our most requested gun. The adjustable comb makes it great as a rental since we can make it fit different shapes/sizes of shooters.

It has many of the features that shooters want - 30 inch barrels, Palm swell, Broad rib, ported barrels, single selective trigger, non-auto safety, 6 removable chokes and it was around $560 or so. The wood to metal fit is very good - better than some US made guns in fact. One of our customers loved it so much he ordered one - it took 5 months for his order to get filled because the demand is so great.

It does not have the trigger of a Browning or a Beretta, but if your pocket/need is this deep then it is, in my opinion, good value for money.

I suspect that the resale value, always an issue with guns from countries other than the US or Italy :shock: may shift with this gun, if they cannot make enough to satisfy the demand then the rules of economics will apply.

If you are in the Tampa area, come out to Deer Creek and try it.

Roger
 
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