Well, it's interesting but I have wanted a SBEII for years and thought I would buy one. I went into the store having convinced myself that I was going to save 300 bucks and buy the Beretta Xtrema instead. Normally on something like this, I close my eyes, put the gun against my cheek and shoulder and open them to see how it fits. The Beretta's front sight was always a little high. On the Benelli, the sights were perfectly in line like it was custom made for me. That justified the extra money however I know the Beretta is an excellent gun and wouldn't hesitate for one second to add one to my arsenal if the funds would allow.