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Hey there, new to shotguns and I am looking to get a 12g semi to shoot skeet. It will not be competitive or anything more less just for fun with some buddies. My brother has a super nova pump. I liked that just don't want to pump. Guess im lazy ;) any direction on brands and models would be a big help. not looking to spend a arm and a leg. Lefty by the way. Hope someone can shed some light
 

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If you are looking for a cheaper yet reliable gun, look at the escort line from hatsun arms. Can have a new semi auto for about tree ffitty.
 

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If you want a great semi-auto that won't break the bank and is proven, take a look at the Remington 1100. It's one of the best selling semi auto shotguns ever for a reason. I've had one for over 12 yrs and it's been outstanding for me. I've done quite a bit of backyard trap shooting with mine and have hunted everything from squirrel to deer with it. They're reliable, versatile, and very soft shooting due to the gas system. You can also find a variety of aftermarket accessories/parts for it if needed.

Best part is you can find quality used ones on the racks of pretty much any gun store I've ever been in. Overall I really love the gun and highly recommend it!
 

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Another vote for the 930 here.
 

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I have a lefty Benelli Super Black Eagle 12 ga. I will sell you for $900.
28 inch barrel with all 5 factory chokes plus the stock shims and manual.
Triple Black, stock, barrel, receiver.
Looks like this:
 

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I bought a Tristar Viper G2 as an "entry-level" shotgun for learning trap/skeet. It got good reviews online, i found a good price online, and so far, I like it.

 

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I have a lefty Benelli Super Black Eagle 12 ga. I will sell you for $900.
28 inch barrel with all 5 factory chokes plus the stock shims and manual.
Triple Black, stock, barrel, receiver.
Looks like this:
Very nice just do the wanna spend that kind of money. Would buy my 1911 range officer :)

Thanks for all the input like the mossberg. Looking into the 1900, also heard a fella at work who has a savage I believe he wanted to get rid of pretty cheap. Not sure what model it is yet. But thanks again for the starting imput
 

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Very nice just do the wanna spend that kind of money. Would buy my 1911 range officer :)

Thanks for all the input like the mossberg. Looking into the 1900, also heard a fella at work who has a savage I believe he wanted to get rid of pretty cheap. Not sure what model it is yet. But thanks again for the starting imput
I think for the money the 1100 is your best bet.

I forgot to add in my original reply that I too am a lefty and have never had much issue operating the 1100 either. the cross bolt safety is less than ideal, but I have a technique for it: I crook my left middle finger under the trigger guard and push the safety off that way. With only a little practice it is easy to quickly disengage. Never had an issue with shells hitting me in arm or face either.
 

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I would say consider a Winchester 1400. Tried and proven over the years and has stood a good test of time. I own one and it is the smoothest semi auto I have used. That was one main purchasing point. They come in many varieties in 12 and 20 gauge and can be picked up at around the $399 range used.
 

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You can never go wrong with an Italian shotgun. The land of great food, cars and shotguns
 

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I was also in the market for a new shot gun. I've always shot pumps and wanted a semi. I looked into quite a few and ended up getting a slightly used Beretta 391 extreama 2. Little more then I wanted to spend as I wanted a cheap gun but hopefully it will last a lifetime. I vote for that or the 1100
 

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1100/11-87
 
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