There are many sporting clays courses that prefer a modified and full combination. How about shooting pigeons with a pigeon gun? That's what my pigeon guns are used for. They are comfortable with full 1 1/8 ounce trap loads. Many of my pigeon guns have also been safe queens, but I try to use them as much as possible. My search for a late, high condition, Purdey hammer pigeon gun with 1 1/4 ounce proof has been going on for decades, now the search is over. The Guyette and Deeter auction in Maryland this month had a major selection of pigeon guns, mostly Parkers, that should satisfy many collectors. By the way, my Purdey came out of a small local gun store, 25 miles from home, not from a big name auction house.