Originally Posted by JccSingleSix
I have noticed many of the quality manufacturers are introducing semi automatics.
They are, but it's a crowded market.
Now that Remington has worked out some initial kinks with the synthetic version, the V3 gas operated semi auto is getting rave reviews as a truly great gun at a great price.
Beretta's gas autos are tried and true. We have two 12 gauge Berettas in the family and they reliably cycle and eject everything from 3" magnums down to the obscure 7/8 oz extra-light target loads.
Benelli and Franchi dominate the inertia-driven market.
Stoeger, Mossberg, Tri-star and others have a lock on the inexpensive part of the semi-auto market, and yet they are still good guns.
I'm not sure how anyone could make money in that market and pay for the R&D and equipment investment to design a new shotgun.