widgeon1 wrote:WHICH WOULD SUGGEST? HAVE ONE OF EACH LINED UP. RENAISANCE ELITE AND ONYX PRO WITHIN ABOUT $100 OF EACH OTHER. NEVER OWNED A GUN FROM EITHER MANUFACTURER.
Go with what fits you best. Both are good guns/good brands. One of the big differences between the two is the aluminium receiver on the Franchi. If you shoot ALOT it can stretch and warp, but that's in very extreme cases ie shooting 100 rounds a day; everyday. Personal preference, if the Beretta fits, that gun will outlast your lifetime.