Now that the barrels of test guns at the SHOT Show have cooled we find that the trend in shotguns this year is light weight and trap-competition-ready models. Benelli's Ultra Light
is a 20-gauge auto loader that weighs in at 5.2 pounds. Talk about svelt. Sign me up to walk all day in woods with one of those. Franchi
, too, has an aluminum alloy 12 gauge auto at a lithe 6.5 pounds. You heard about Browning's BPS in 16 gauge from a previous post, plus the low profile Cynergy
is now rigged for trap shooting. Caesar Guerini is also falunting their Magnus Trap
, which has this DTS system with an adjustable rib to change the point of impact. The Browning and Guerini come with the typical trap features—adjustable stock, extended tubes. Remington has also tarted up thier 1100
with a nickle-plated reciever, gold trigger, and with semi-fancy American walnut. Who are they kidding, that's full-fancy if you ask me. What really caught my eye in the trap offerings, however, is the H&R Topper Trap gun
. Can you image you can get into the trap game for less than $400? I would love to see the faces of those Perazzi guys when they see you break a clean 50 and they ask what type of gun you're shooting.