I went to my local gun shop to price some new automatics. I have known the guy at the shop for years and he suggested the Franchi 912. It seems very affordable, well balanced and very good fit to the shoulder. In short everything seemed fine. Then I did some research on this site. I know nothing about Franchi's but would like to know. I was a little disappointed to see some bad experiences that some people were having. But fortunately it did seem to be a lot of operator problems which is a good thing. Automatics have come a long way, there is more to learn. I will listen with an open mind. Thanks!!