With turkey season stampeding this direction, it’s time to take a look and see if a few of the multitude of gun and gear companies actually created something for use against North America’s largest game bird that will do more than just lighten the wallet. This year features a few items that are only improvements of classic gear, but some can be considered almost revolutionary.
Every year in Las Vegas, firearm, hunting and sporting goods companies gather to showcase products at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, especially new products for the upcoming year. While SHOT is actually for distributors and store owners to learn what will be available to sell, the show also offers media, which translates down to consumers, a first look at gear and guns that just might jump on the “have-to-have” list.
As such, it’s a good thing that SHOT is held in January, as it is just a few short months until turkey season.
<h2>Benelli | Performance Shop SBE II Turkey Edition</h2>While the days of toting an all-around shotgun for most game aren’t quite over, more companies are introducing species-specific shotguns like the <a href="http://www.benelliusa.com/performance-shop/performance-shop-sbe-ii-turkey-edition" target="_blank">Performance Shop Benelli SBE II Turkey Edition</a>. Built on the Super Black Eagle frame, this 3 1/2-inch, semi-auto shotgun features Benelli’s Inertia Driven action, the ComforTech recoil reduction system and a 24-inch ported Crio barrel. It also comes with both a standard and a pistol-grip stock and a Burris FastFire II sight that has been mounted and sighted. <p></p> However, some of the best features are ones that seem to have come straight from the 3-gun world — polished action, paddle release and large bolt handle. All put together, SBE II Turkey Edition should make a devastating gobbler getter that is easy to use and manipulate, even with camo-covered hands. <p></p> <strong>Price: $</strong>2,949