SHOT 2023: Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol

The Beretta A300 Ultimate Patrol is made specifically for defensive use and offers a bevy of features for defensive use. From easy-to-operate controls to superior maneuverability, Beretta designed this shotgun to perform. If you rely on a shotgun to defend your life or the lives of your loved ones, you need a reliable gun. The A300 Ultima Patrol is well worth checking out.

The Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol is a 12 gauge shotgun designed for tactical applications. (Photo credit: Beretta)

According to Beretta, this shotgun is made to elevate your tactical, defensive setup to the next level. The A300 Ultima Patrol is engineered to be fantastically reliable and easy to manipulate, even in dynamic situations. It offers quite a few excellent features including the classic mechanisms of the venerable A300 platform that so many gun owners rely on.

This new defense-oriented shotgun has it all, from enlarged controls to an enhanced loading port. In addition, the A300 Ultima Patrol has a slimmer forend with multiple M-Lok and QD sling mounting points, making it easy to customize according to the user’s preferences and needs. It has a 7+1-shot extended magazine tube capacity and the tube itself is secured by a custom barrel clamp with integral M-Lok capability. 

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The shotgun has a sleek forend to improve maneuverability. (Photo credit: Beretta)

This 12 gauge shotgun has a three-inch chamber, meaning shooters can run it with either 2 3/4-inch or 3-inch shotshells. The barrel itself is 19.1 inches long, making the gun’s overall length 38.0 inches. This means the gun offers the ballistics needed from its 12 gauge chambering to be a capable defensive tool while remaining just short enough to be highly maneuverable in close-quarters scenarios. Its empty weight is 7 lbs., 1 oz., so it remains light enough for portability and easy manipulation.

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A Picatinny rail ahead of the rear iron sight makes it easy to add optics. (Photo credit: Beretta)

One of the details that makes this shotgun more tactical-inclined is the fact that although it ships with factory irons, it’s red dot ready thanks to a Picatinny rail located in front of the rear iron sight. The use of a Picatinny rail broadens the optics options substantially and makes it easier to fine-tune the gun to do precisely what the shooter wants. M-LOK mounting slots on the forend make it possible to add aftermarket accessories such as a weapon-mounted light or laser. Also, the factory QD mounts mean it’s a simple process to add a sling to your kit.

Features of the Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol include:

  • 12 gauge.
  • Three-inch chamber for use of 2 3/4 inch or 3-inch shotshells.
  • 19.1 barrel length for solid ballistics while remaining short enough to maneuver.
  • Fixed stock.
  • M-LOK compatible slots on the forend for aftermarket accessories.
  • Picatinny rail in front of rear sight for the addition of optics.
  • QD mounting points for easy attachment of a sling.
  • Designed to be sleek to reduce the risk of snags.
  • Oversized controls for easy operation under stress or while wearing gloves.
  • Enhanced ejection port for reliable cycling even during rapid fire.

MSRP for the Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol is set at $1099.00.