Went to the local toy store today to find something that I just had to have. Luckily this store does not have the basic idiot behind the counter but seasoned hunters and officers that do know a little. They showed me a Benelli M4. Wow looks to be a solid gun then I had to do a double take on the price. $1600 Now I do not mind paying these kind of prices for a worthy firearm, but what makes this thing so much better than my 1187p? I know that it has the recoil reducing deal in the stock and the 1187 may not be a fair comparison. But I need someone to justify this to me so I can have an excuse to buy it. The same question goes for the Nova tactical pump. What makes it better than the 870? I love my Remingtons haven't failed me yet in the feild or competition. But what makes these Benellis so much better? Not looking for answers such as thats what the military uses or the price tells you its better. Looking for an actual comparison from someone who has shot these guns. I would even throw the Mossy 930 spx into the bunch. I do not own one but you all have convinced me that it too needs a place in my safe. So help me out here tell me the difference other than surface scratch stuff. BTW not trying to make this a pissing match between the two or three guns just looking for first hand opinions. Even if I buy one I will always be a Remington guy when it comes to birds or bumps in the night the 870 or 1187 is what I will be grabbing.