The best buy in competitive Shotguns is the AL 390.... I guess it is a good hunting gun as well. MY wife shoots a 390 and I have several friends who shoot them, most after trying my wifes or on our recommendation.
For a tactical gun, the Benneli is the way to go. I have an M1 w/ pistol grip and extended tube that I use for everything from Trap to Duck Hunting and tactical shooting. It is virtually unstoppable with anything but the lightest loads.
I understand you not wanting to "whore" your business out, but if that Benneli is an M1 it is wayyyy over priced. You should be able to get into a Benelli for under $800, easy.