Have a 28/410 combo SPIII, baby frame?
Yeah Biscut, I felt I didn’t need a 12 gauge Pigeon since most of my shooting is with subgauge guns. Also, I have a Beretta Silver Essential in 12 gauge I bought 30 years ago. However, my obsession to add to my Pigeon line won out. I am not into 410 shooting but a need to complete the group with a Pigeon 1 in 410 gauge may at some point overtake me.I have a Silver Pigeon 20ga and a 410ga bought before the Browning 725. I'm always pushing off the urge to get a Silver Pigeon 12ga just "because." I can understand the collecting.
There’s only one cure for this “disease” , it’s Money. 😆. Nice collection !I have mentioned before that I have developed an obsession for acquiring various gauges of the same model guns that I like and own. I have a Silver Pigeon 1 in 20 and 28 gauge. Even though I have mostly subgauge guns, I wanted to get a 12 gauge Pigeon since I have an affinity for Beretta double guns. I have six of them. My two Pigeons have 28 inch barrels with dark wood which I prefer. So the 12 had to have 28 inch barrels and dark wood to match the others. Monday I came across a new Pigeon 1 in 12 gauge with 28 inch barrels and dark wood so it had to come home with me. View attachment 77379 View attachment 77378
Nice guns. Hope everything goes well shooting with your shoulder. Fifteen years ago I had a 3rd degree separated right shoulder. Had surgery to repair it. Have had no problems with it, but I do not do a lot of high volume target shooting. My guns are mostly used for hunting.I have a Beretta SP1 with a 30-inch barrel 12 gauge bought in 2019, then a SP1 30-inch barrel 20-gauge that I bought in 2022. The 12 for Trap and SC, the 20 for Skeet and SC. I bought the 20 gauge because I had trouble with my right shooting shoulder. I had rotator cuff surgery on said shoulder on Oct 6th last year and will try out shooting my 20-gauge again on April 14 with 3/4 ounce first, then the 7/8 ounce if the 3/4 feels OK. Then later back to the 12-gauge with 1-ounce loads at 1150 fps---Baby Steps.
Yes, Cabelas can be expensive on some guns. However, I don’t believe they are out of line with their prices for Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 models. Their current price for the field model is $2399 and $2499 for the sporting model. I just checked the internet. That is the same prices Coles, Sportmans Warehouse and Omaha Outdoors are asking for these models. Also the Beretta Gallery shops are asking a $100 more for each. I don’t think dealers are discounting these guns in the current economy and with the current supply chain issues. One way of saving money on Cabelas guns is to get their credit card. I did that several years ago for the express reason to use for buying guns there. It is not my main card. I rarely buy anything else at Cabelas. I use the card at times to buy items at other places to build up points. I do it at places that don’t charge extra card fees and pay off the balance each month not incurring any interest for any addition costs for using the card. The first Silver Pigeon I bought at Cabelas was about 4 years ago. Back then they use to run a sale once or twice a year on the Pigeons for $200 off their price. At the time the Pigeon I was selling for $1999. So with the $200 off, my card points and a couple $25 dollar gift cards plus the fact that my closest Cabelas is in a no sales tax State, I walked out the door for $1650. Like everything else going on now with costs I have not seen Cabelas run the $200 sale for several years now. I just bought another Pigeon 1 at Cabelas. It is a field model with the price of $2399 as indicated above. However, again with my card points, couple gift cards and no sales tax the final cost was $2127. So in your situation I don’t think you did that bad and you got what you wanted. You could spend money on worse things and Berettas hold their value.I couldn't find a SP1 20-gauge with a 30-inch barrel last Spring and had to go to high priced Cabela's and had to pay full price + 7% tax for a total of $2450. Pay 1 time hurt 1 time.