The funny thing is that Tim was still shooting for Benelli in September. We were talking to him at Lion Country Supply when he was up there. The Beretta is alot better than the 11-87 John. As far as comparision between the Beretta's and Benelli's I shoot both of them and they both have their own advantages. I like the Beretta's fit and style more than Benelli but Benelli's run better when they are dirtier. I hunt with Benelli and shoot clays with Beretta.