Will want a gun capable of quail to Canadian geese, and plenty of clay pigeons. For a fairly strong but inexperienced 14 year old. Looking for a semi-auto unless someone has convincing reasons to get a pump. We have pump 20 gauges now, about 3 or 4.
He thinks he wants a camo gun but I like the classic look and hopefully can buy camo kits later for most of the popular models.
Don't really want to spend more than $600 so that really limits me to Remington 11-87 ($600), Mossberg 935 ($400) or possibly a good pawn shop Browning or I even found a $600 Benelli super 90 (I think) at a local shop, in great condition, but I haven't seen those for sale new yet so don't know if that's good or not. Also found a Charles Daly field hunter for about $300ish, can get many options including camo for about the same price, don't know if they have a classic wood stock or not, it might be a great first gun, I just don't know.
Anyway, basically looking for advice on a good first gun. Although he has a 20 gauge, we mainly just use that for clay pigeons. This will be his first real hunting gun. I've done some research and have found that an 11-87 might be the best choice, but wanted opinions on the used Browning and Benelli ideas, and the Charles Daly idea.