I have a regular old Remington Wingmaster 870 Leftie, but I want something that is both suitable for International Trap and Skeet, yet won't cost multiple arms and legs, ie THOSE Italian brands.
I wonder if there are any good models that were Olympic winners back in the 50s to early 80s that now can be bought for within $1k? 12 gauge of course. I presume they are over/under. I heard about FN Browning but I don't know which model, and I heard about the Baikal MU-8 also.
Also are these shotguns "single shot" and "do not eject"? That is, after you shot them, you have to get the used shells out, and then load new shells in, all manually? Also I am a left hander, does it matter much? I looked around and it seemed to me that older models are all righties. There are leftie stock but I don't now how they work.
I have zero experience in shotgun. I bought the wingmaster because I thought it would be useful for home defense, and it was cheap. A friend showed me how to shoot a silhouette in a PPIH setting using a Mossberg 500 tactical. She shot it single handed as if she is in a Hollywood movie without bothering to aim, and blasted the silhouette into pieces. That gave me the idea that anyone can use the shotgun for home defense since aiming was "optional".
But now I feel I need something that is more suitable for competition as I will be taking proper lesson in the next two months. Shotgun will never be my primary choice of firearm, but I feel that if I only plan to get one, I better get something that is of good quality, international competition suitable, and resell value good. I don't hunt so a practical hunting shotgun is not what I need. My instructor plans to teach me trap, so I think a good quality, proven, but economical shotgun will do. Belgian, or Soviet.