I'm looking for a light weight 20 gauge for ptarmigan (no ground pounding) and I'm leaning towards a semi-auto. The problem I'm having is not many gun stores in Anchorage have very much of a selection. I like the feel of the Benelli montefeltro at Sportsmans but I don't need a pretty, shiny gun to carry in the willows. I have read good reviews on the Benelli M2 20gauge but I've never actually held one. So what do you guys recommend and where (close to Anchorage) should I go to check one out? I hate to order a shotgun without making sure it feels right. I picked up a Franchi at MT View and I liked the feel of it but I don't know anything about them.
I've had my Winchester 1300 N*** 12 gauge pump since high school and I think it's about wore out. It's only had about a million shells through it. Plus, it's always good to get another gun.
Thanks for the help.