I guess its perspective... I duck hunt with a benelli and my friend uses a Remington 1100. Mine always goes boom and he's guarenteed to have at least one hang up. Even after he rebuilt it.
it's like buying an ikea coffee table or a pottery barn one..
that being said every gun shop I been too...
http://www.ladywoods.com it's a preserve in western mass. Right on the front page it says they require a mass hunting license. Sorry guy, if you're friends an out of stater then he's paying for a full season. Hope he has a license in a previous state or took the course.