I shoot a lot of different guns in my work. The real problem for me is that I like most of them...okay, maybe all of them. I see advantages and disadvantages to most and there are some things that I'd change on a few of them.
I think the most important part of any turkey gun is your confidence in it. The way that I gain confidence in any gun is by spending some range time with it. When I know what it can do and what I can do with it, I'm ready to hunt.
One gun that I've always been comfortable with and confident of is a 1991 Model Benelli SBE. The original barrel is 26" long and that gun just fits me. I know that it shoot low at 40 yards but the windage is perfect, so I can just cover a turkey's head and it's right on target. I can never see getting rid of that gun.
My new favorite is also a Benelli, a 3" Vinci with a 28" barrel. It shoots right where I point it, the trigger is great and it's a true joy to carry to the turkey woods. It's one gun that I can't think of a thing on it I'd change.
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."