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    Lol - I was looking for the thread with the pics and then it was no more.... Personally, I think it's great. I'd love to get my hands on one. Apparently they're already available for sale, so I'm off to find one somewhere on the good ol' web.
  2. Carlson's. I wanna say they made the choke tubes on Tom Knapp's site as well....I could be wrong though....
  3. Thank you everyone for the fantastic examples. I really appreciate all the detail! I will use this information in my narrowing process and hopefully we'll find something that has the Goldilocks fit .
  4. Veduci - where did you find such a great price?
  5. I know this is probably a long shot...but could it be something having to do with the long recoil action ala the famous Auto-5? I know it's not the Inertia-Driven stuff Benelli is famous for...but maybe they're put the innovative Benelli spin on the classic Auto-5?
  6. Agreed, Mr. Tucker. Well...maybe 5 days, now....
  7. Mudhen - yeah I understand what you're saying, I don't think I'm necessarily confused, I've just bought guns that were already available in the past and so didn't pay much attention to this sort of thing. Do you know of somewhere where the Maxus release date is stated online? If it's somewhere in writing, and I can grab one of these guys in May, I might just be placing a long distance call back home tonight . My understanding is that Benelli has not given any sort of release date, just a date when we'll find out what the gun is. Is this correct? or have I missed the date somewhere? I got the impression that the Maxus, on several sites including, I think, ableammo's, would be shipped sometime this coming fall. I'm not saying not to trust a manufacturer's stated release date, I'm saying that when they have all the information available, ala Browning Maxus now, it seems to be a while before we can actually get our hands on them. I've been aware of the Remington 887 from their site and others for some time, and I don't believe they're on sale yet. Browning released info to the press about the Maxus last October or something and it's not available yet, 5 months later. We don't even know what the Vinci is and so I wouldn't be all that surprised if it wasn't released for sale for another 5 months or more. It's been worse in the past for certain pistols...things would be up on manufacturer's sites for over a year without being released to the public. However, there was at least one situation (I think a pistol by Ruger...their relatively new 9mm) where there was really no website or article presence until I think shortly after the pistol was out...I believe in an effort to take advantage of excitement people would have upon seeing the website - basically, you see the website, get excited, and want to run out and get one, and you can. Maybe if you thought more about it, you would decide not to. But, once again, I have no experience that suggests a gun shouldn't be available when the maker says it will...it's just that I wouldn't be surprised if we found out what the Vinci was and we didn't get a release date for a while. I could be wrong...in fact I hope I am. I'm just saying there's plenty of precendent to support a theory that we won't get our hands on this for some time. If Benelli says we'll have it in a month (or whatever) though, then I think it will be available in a month.
  8. sdkidaho: "...a new shotgun from Benelli that will revolutionize the entire concept of the semi-automatic shotgun world." from the Benelli press release http://www.ammoland.com/2009/01/15/coming-soon-new-benelli-shotgun/
  9. Hello All. I am lucky enough to be shopping for two shotguns at the moment - one for myself and one for the lil' lady. I've been looking for very slim autoloading shotguns that allow even the daintiest of hands an adequate grip on the foreend. After a trip to Gander Mountain, where I handled and shouldered many a shotgun from, I believe, every major manufacturer, I've come to the decision that the slimmest guns are the Benellies. I suppose this is due to the lack of a gas system in the foreend. Before I go and focus more on them, however, I was wondering if anyone else had a different opinion. If there's another slimmer autoloader out there, we may be in for another trip to the local shops to check one out. Sincere thanks for any suggestions.
  10. Thanks for the answers, guys. I understand the Benellies are all very durable. I'm just wondering if the Cordobas and others that are touted as high volume shooters with Benelli's website descriptions are any more capable of the long shooting sessions than, say, an M2? Mudhen seemed to answer it though by mentioning the M1 going the distance. Basically the question was, if I'm going to do exceedingly large amounts of shooting, and I'm going to buy a Benelli, will a Cordoba outlast a M2 when it comes to high-volume shoots? Thanks for the help, everyone.
  11. To Mudhen, Oh no, I'm not a rep of any sort. I apologize for any confusion. Time until release is just conjecture for me. It's just my experience that, at least with guns, time between the announcement of the gun and the time it's available to us seems to be a relatively long time when compared to, say, movie times. For instance, my understanding about the Browning Maxus is that it won't actually be released until sometime around this coming October...and we've known about the Maxus for some time now. I just think there's a good chance that the Vinci is going to follow the same trend and take a while to get to us. I could be wrong though. Anyone else out there remember how long this process took for other Benellies? As an aside, I'd of course prefer if it was available sooner rather than later...especially if it turns out to be something I'd like to buy.
  12. I apologize, but I'm not quite sure exactly what your answer to my issue is.... does the Cordoba, Super Sport, or Sport II have some sort of inherent ability to better hold up to lots and lots of shooting that the M2 and others simply don't have? for instance, the Cordoba is touted as Benelli's high volume shooting gun...Argentina dove hunting, etc....is there anything to that, or would other Benelli's last just as long hunting doves, putting hundreds of rounds through the gun every day, etc. I am interested in a gun that can hold up to several hundred rounds of shooting a week in various clays sports. I've never had a Benelli, but it seems they're all quite durable. But if the Cordoba, SS, SII are better in that regard, I'll spend the extra and get one of those. Thanks, and I apologize if I am not being clear enough :/ .
  13. I find it very frustrating that, regardless of what this thing is, it isn't going to be available to us for quite some time. I'm looking to buy a shotgun for myself and possibly one for the lil' lady sometime in the next couple of months, so I know I personally sort of don't want to fall in love with the Vinci....
  14. Hey all, quick question: I notice the Cordoba, Super Sport, and Sport II are touted as the best guns for clays/"high volume" shooting. I was wondering - is this just marketing, or is there really some substance behind this? In other words, is there some sort of higher durability that the above-mentioned guns have in the clays/high volume shooting arena? Will an M2 or Montefeltro break down before one of the above if I'm a guy who runs through a lot of ammo on the clays range? Thanks for the help. I apologize for asking the question several ways....I just want to make sure I'm clear as I haven't seem to come across a clear answer online. I've a bit of experience with shotguns, and my inclination is there is no special extra durability, etc., but Benelli's an inovative company...maybe they've done something I'm unaware of....
  15. So, wait...we know it's going to be a semi-auto owing to the information already provided in the ad. Does it also say it's going to be a hunting gun? We figure out what this thing in a little over a week, but does anyone have any idea when it will be available for purchase? I'm a bit worried about price...any clues? Last question - how have Benellies (is that the plural?) been in the past regarding general performance when it's the first year in which a new model has been available? In other words, is there a reason to not buy a Vinci right away if it's the sort of gun you're looking for? The suspense is ridiculous....
  16. I am looking for the next shotgun to add to my collection (anticipated purchase sometime in the next few months) and I've been hoping, should the Vinci strike my fancy, that it will be available for purchase during this time frame. Anyway, in a Google search inspired by another possible gun choice, I cam across the following post by a rather confident sounding guy over on another site: "I know what they’ve been working on, and, it’s likely to be what the new shotgun Vinci is. They’ve been working with TDI, the makers of the KRISS-V sub machine gun, to build their KRISS MVS Shotgun. The discription is as follows: “KRISS MVS Shotgun: TDI is in final development of what will be the most innovative breakthrough in auto-loading shotgun operating systems in more than 100 years. The KRISS MVS 12ga. shotgun will be chambered to 3″, feature a downward eject/feed system, and in keeping with the tradition of the KRISS Super V System, will reduce felt recoil and barrel elevation by as much as 50% over competitve gas or mechanically-operated auto-loaders and will be the fastest-cycling and lightest weapon in its class. No matter if your passion is the field, the pond or the range, please stay tuned to this site and look for the introduction of the KRISS MVS 12ga. at the 2008 ShotShow in Las Vegas…” This is why the whole thing is such a big secret. It’s a completely new opporating system that will change the face of the semi-auto shotgun. Really, you must check this out." found this over at thefirearmblog*com
  17. Thank you, sirs. I used to use a Cynergy Sporting for clays, but then I was hitting about aw much with my single-barreled hunting guns and enjoyed the quick point and light feel more than my sporter. The sporter was sold, and I bought a Browning semi-auto, which fits me real well. It's a Silver and has a different feel than the more standard-looking Gold and various other makers' semi's. The Benelli shotguns that I got a chance to play with at the opening of a local Gander Mountain a little while ago really made a great impression with me as they had this feel that I like, and they seemed to fit me well (felt almost like I just couldn't shoulder them and be off target). Anyway...if the above sorts of things are really the only differences between a sporter and a field gun, I'll go ahead and just pick up whichever I can get the right deal on - they both felt great at Gander. I'll prob shoulder them again and see which ends up coming home with me. I'm also interested in finding out what the heck this new "Vinci" is.... Thanks guys.
  18. Hello everyone. I'm a bit new to this forum, but I've been a reader for some time. I was wondering if y'all could help me with some things in my research for my next shotgun (a growing collection, much to the dismay of the fiance). All right - I own several shotguns, and have been shooting clays with field and sporting guns, I've read forum postings, and I have no idea if there's really any tangible difference between sporting and field shotguns. Outside of more cosmetic things (wood finish, fiber optic green sights, etc.) is there any reason why a serious clays shooter should opt for a sporting gun over a field gun? This is a general question, but it has come up again recently as I'm considering a few Benellis. I am a serious clays shooter, but I've found I prefer the feel of my single barreled guns over double. Anyway, in doing my research, I remembered how it basically took a concentrated effort for me to shoulder an M2 and not be on point (great feel), and I'm wondering whether it's worth it to go the extra several hundred and get a Cordoba. As a side note, I've found in shouldering many semi-autos, there's really a lot of semi's that feel the same, and none, that I'm aware of, that feel much like the Benellis, or are as slim/slender as the Benellis. I really like this quick pointing feel, and I was wondering if any of you happened to know of other makes with those characteristics in your opinion. In asking this, I'm almost positive I'm buying a Benelli, but I like to be thorough and test my tentative decisions. Thanks for your help and sorry for the long post.
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