Lord knows that this has been covered before.
Hawk Industries is the evil Chinese company importing these shotguns To NEF's specs and the allegedly are part of the PLA.
I had a Hawk 982 several years ago and wished I did not sell it. Afriend has it and he's still banging away.
I sold it to him 11 or 12 years ago.
I'll take a Hawk or a NEF over an Express any day.
No, cost is not the issue as I only buy field grade guns.
It's a tool and will be used as such.
Folks are going to have to get used to the fact that companies are about making a profit and getting as many items sold that they can.
Enter the Chinese and Pacific Rim makers.
I hate to say this but it is what the future is shaping up to be with firearms.