So, you want to buy a shotgun but don’t know where to start? We’ve all been there. There are many things to consider when purchasing a new gun, especially for a beginner; from gauge to barrel length, it’s essential to know what to look for in your first shotgun. We’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite beginner shotguns that are reliable, durable and easy to use.
The Beretta A400 is offered in different gauges and barrel lengths. There are many variations in the line for hunting and sporting purposes. This semi-auto platform is the best value for a person new to clay target shooting because of ease of operation vs initial cost. We always have a number of these models in our rental fleet that one can “try before you buy.”
Browning’s Citori is one of the oldest shotgun lines around with lots of history, value and reliability on offer. The simplicity of an over & under shotgun make it one of the first choices for hunters and sport shooters alike. Again, there are many sub-variants in the model line, some designed for hunting, some for sporting and some with lots of very attractive engraving.
Syren is a shotgun brand whose focus is on women and the specific needs they have. The Syren L4S semi-automatic target shotgun offers very low recoil without the heavier weight of an over-under style gun. We made the forend shorter and trimmer to reduce weight and improve the overall balance making the L4S easy to handle and shoot. The L4S incorporates a reliable gas operating system that significantly softens the recoil of even heavy 12 gauge target loads.
Rizzini is pleased to offer the budget-minded shooter the best value in an over/under shotgun today. This gun will exceed your expectations and provide reliability shot after shot. This over/under has classic good looks combined with quality construction. Try one from our rental fleet and you will see what we mean.
Caesar Guerini Summit Sporting
The Summit Sporting is an efficient tool designed to accomplish only one task: breaking targets. Every feature is carefully conceived and executed. The receiver is designed to withstand a lifetime of competitive shooting. When you compare the thick receiver walls and large bearing surfaces with any other over and under, it becomes clear this gun is designed for durability. No matter how unlikely they are to wear out, the trunnions and locking lugs can be easily replaced. The stock includes palm swell, cast off, and toe rotation for either a right or, as an option, a left hand shooter.
When it comes down to it, the most important thing when shopping for a shotgun is to talk with our pro-shop personnel. They will be able to help you find the best gun for your build, skill level and overall needs. For more information on all of the brands we sell, where to find us, and what you should know before you go shooting, visit our website or call us at (503) 792-3431. Happy shooting!