Shotguns are so cheap you should just buy a brand new one.
I bought a new Mossberg 500 12 gauge from WalMart. The times when we had gone to Alpine we shot both, the Mossberg and a Remington 1100 auto. One of my other friends preferred the Mossberg pump. My closest friend, who has an interest in shotguns, would rather have an auto.
A majority of the new auto's we had looked at are priced out of his budget. We hit up about three pawn shops with no luck. He remembered hearing about the Ft. Worth gun show this weekend, so we went there instead. It was my first time there and I was overwhelmed. We saw several auto 12's in fair shape and for the most part, priced right.
One in particular he liked is a used Remington 1100 12 gauge auto, all black and synthetic stock and fore grip. It's priced 399 cash or 419 credit card. He's still unsure whether he should buy, because he liked a few others also.
Is the process for buying a used shotgun at a show the same as buying new from a store front?
I quoted both of ya'll, because it answers both posts.
Thanks in advance, we're all new to this and are in a learning phase.
Yep. Get him a cheap Mossberg Maverick to start with and if he stays with it he can upgrade later. Can get a Maverick brand new from Academy for $159