I am looking for a Semi-auto shotgun to buy. I have used my dad's 870, and would like to get a semi-auto first since I have access to his. I have looked around for the last few months, and discovered the more I look the less I seem to know. Every brand seems to have the best for one reason or another. I thought I would get a Vinci, and then one guy pointed out that grip is rather agressive and unless you have a good grip the trigger gaurd can hit your knuckles. I see the Super Vinci has a different grip, but also comes with a higher price tag.
The versamax looks nice, but it's still new and has already had a recall, but I like the self adjusting port design. I have looked at this gun quite a bit, but I also don't know anyone who has used one. The salesman at the store gave the maxus a good review, he is a good guy and I have bought a few guns from him. His next gun is going to be a maxus. I also looked at the SX3, I like the coating and it feels like it will be rather durable, and the coating just feels good in my hand.
I will use it for shooting trap, no hunting plans, but you never know.
I know I am looking at higher end guns, and will be happy with any of them. I am curious if anyone has comments for or against any of them. I know there are also other good guns out there, and would be open to suggestions.
I am in no rush to get a shotgun, just doing my research so when I find a good deal, I will know it's the gun I want to buy.