I love American guns, Parkers, Smiths, Lefevers, Ithacas. All have served well in the fields for generations. But for a lightweight field gun, it’s hard to beat the Brits. Personally, I prefer Italian guns. But if I was choosing between the two, a well made British field is probably a better choice than an American gun. Of course, both will do you just fine. Attend a sxs shoot in the US and what do you find? Mostly American guns. Why? Because we are Americans. We love our old Parkers and we should. But I have to give credit where it is due, the Brits make darn fine shotguns.