A smokestack city known for its defense-related manufacturing activities and port facilities, Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut, was devastated in the early 1990s by the loss of its manufacturing base as a result of the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union, and actually declared itself bankrupt.Further degradation was handed to residents at the hands of their once-successful mayor, Joseph P.Pequonnock River Mouth Site of Village Bridgeport, situated on a commodious harbor and river estuary, was the site of at least five Native American villages and in 1659 became the site of Connecticut's first Indian reservation.The trading port of Black Rock was settled by the English in 1644, and farming communities at Stratfield and Pembroke by 1660.On the jamming issue, it could be that this gun just needs to be broken in a bit.I probably won't be buying anything for at least 6 months or so; maybe by then there will be more review information available for the CZ 720. Actually, 1 in 10 negative posts sounds pretty good, because you have to remember most satisfied customers won't comment on thier purchase, but if somebody gets one that has something wrong they generally will try and find some way to fix it. I heard Beretta's cutting thier deal with Walmart and taking this gun to standard gunshops.Between the 3 guns I've mentioned (12 gauge only with 3" or smaller chamber), which one breaks down the easiest and can hold up to years of such "abuse"? Basically, I'm a whimp when it comes to felt recoil.I never figured the height of my gun safe would enter into the equation. Even with my current 20 gauge, I'm still sore for a couple of days after a weekend of shooting.
I may also want to put some slugs through it at the local target range occasionally, too, but that's pretty low on my list of "things to do".I suppose I ought to give 12 gauges another chance, especially auto loaders.If the felt recoil of a 12 gauge semi-automatic is next to nothing, I'd give it a try.Manufacturing and trade, long mainstays in the Bridgeport economy, are being increasingly supplemented by the service-producing industries, particularly personal, business, and health services, as Bridgeport seeks to diversify.The defense industry, for many years a vital part of the city's economy, was hard hit by layoffs in the early 1990s.Anecdotal feedback on the CZ 720 is mixed and, to be honest, I don't think it stacks up to the Remingtons.I am NOT interested in a single shot gun (like the Spartan or the Rossi) or in any flavor of a double-barreled shotgun. Yes, it is made in Turkey, but a copy of the Berreta. Fit and finish on mine are excellent - although it is a matte finish versus glossy. I wish there were more information available for the CZ 720, including over-sized images files so I can get a closer look (..a computer monitor...).(On the other hand, isn't there a 20 gauge category in trap shooting?I thought that with a 20 gauge, you could compete in both 20 and 12 gauge classes.) I bought a 5-gun safe from Grizzly (link).My 26" Mossberg 20ga barely fits in the safe, and I'd like my next gun to have *at least* a 28" barrel, preferably a 30" one. Haven't heard anything about the demise of the 1100. For some reason, I've always preferred 20 gauge shotguns.That means I'll have to tear the gun down each time I store it (and obviously re-assemble it whenever I go shooting). Quick, fun, and I'll embarrass hunters with their 12 gages if they slip up. You just can't go wrong in the purchase, and if you didn't like it. Remington has expanded their 1100 line and is building seven different 1100 models in 2005. I must have had a bad experience with a 12-gauge mule kicker as a kid.