I am in the process of saving for a new shotgun. The question I keep wondering to myself is should I be looking at new or used. I am currently looking at either a Beretta A400, Super Vinci, or a SBEII. I currently shoot a Beretta AL390 Silver Mallard. My Silver Mallard was a gift (bought used) from my parents some years ago. So this would be my first shotgun purchase.
Anyone have any strong thoughts on used vs new shotguns? I have already started saving for the new shotgun and with my Silver Mallard working well, I have no issues waiting and saving for a few more months to get a brand new shotgun.
I mainly ask because I see some posts from time to time about people buying new shotguns and almost immediately having big issues... like jamming or cycling issues. I also have read that some shotguns supposedly have "break in" periods. I keep wondering that if I buy used, perhaps the previous owner worked the kinks out. However, the previous owner could be looking to sell it because they already have had issues with the gun. Do gun manufactures work more with you on gun issues if you bought it new vs you buying it used?