My buddy encouraged me to look into the M4. It was going to be my first shotgun. He insisted that it’s the best semi-auto, military approved and told me to just “Buy once, cry once.” They are not cheap but the problem was, it was sold out everywhere.
Finally found a brand new one through private sale on Calguns - $1,600 with no box (actually surprised there was no mark up on price since it was the trend/pattern I’m used to seeing). The 10-day wait period didn’t help, as all I did was look at pictures of mods/upgrades. My buddy had a spare Burris FF3 so I put that on, then the rest of the parts started arriving.