Beretta USA 1301 Shotgun Review
If you’re into 3 Gun competition, or you just want a
It’s a tactical shotgun that can win competitions right out the box, or you can tune it.
You get a 5+1 round capacity, which is solid, although you can get a 9+1 extension tube as an aftermarket add on.
The Beretta is known for reliability and it’s a 21-inch barrel that is pretty much the sweet spot when it comes to accuracy without sacrificing flexibility. You can order a 24” barrel with a premium price, but this seems to be ‘right’ for us.
It weighs in at 6.7lb and you get a short stock that is patterned for grip. It’s polymer, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
It comes with an oversized charging handle, a reversible safety and a large bolt release. That means you can handle the gun in gloves, in the field, and you shouldn’t have to make allowances for your gun.
The Blink gas operating system cycles 36% faster than a normal shotgun,in fact it’s one of the fastest cycling shotguns out there and can discharge four shells in less than a second in skilled hands.
There are no real murmurs of feed failures or any issues and it’s essentially built round a rotating bolt that Benelli also relies on.
Interchangeable Chokes On Comp Gun, Fixed on Tactical
You get Optima HP interchangeable chokes with a mid-bead, front fiber optic sight and a stepped rib. The barrel is made from Beretta’s own blend of Steelium, an advanced alloy that gives you durability and functionality.
It’s 41” in total, so this is a hefty weapon and if you want something truly aimed at home defense then you might want a shorter shortgun like the Kel Tec KSG. Alternatively, you might want an over and under if all you do is hunt game.
But if you want a catch-all shotgun that can deal with 3 Gun competition, spend all day blasting shells in the field and never, ever let you down, then the Beretta is an alternative to the more expensive Benellis and it comes with its own ballistic reputation.
Military and police around the world have adopted the Beretta 1301 Tactical, but the competition version is a great choice for 3-Gun competition, practical shooting or just for a one-size fits all shotgun that can do everything well.
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