+1 on that! I just got an 1187 with a 26" barrel after much contemplation on which size I should get. Mounts and sights much faster for me than a 28". I figure if I need a 28" i'll just buy the extra barrel (better yet a 30" for those high flyers but I have yet to find one for the 1187 supermag).! But I also wondered what the big difference would be! Does anyone have any ballistic information on the difference of the 2"'s? What about extended choke tubes? Will this be a good alternative to gain that extra inch or two or will it be a waste?The 26" will feel like a much quicker gun.
If your going to SC's, it's my opinion to go with the longer barrel. It seems that the trend is to go longer. It's returning back to the good old days again!!!aknitesky said:I will be purchasing a new 12ga for upland birds, sporting clays, and some duck hunting. What barrel length is recommended? I was leaning toward 28". However, one of the Berettas I like is only available in 26".