The Enhanced 1301 Tactical Shotgun From Beretta

This is the Enhanced 1301 Tactical from Beretta. As of its release, it was the latest iteration of Beretta’s law enforcement and home-defense semi-automatic shotgun series. 

Here is how the manufacturer describes the new semi-auto scattergat. 

Take a gander at the Enhanced 1301 Tactical Shotgun. Gotcha some Federal Power Shok to try out?  

The 1301 Modern Tactical Shotgun was engineered to be ultra-reliable and easy to use. To that end, it features enlarged controls, a cold hammer-forged and back-bored barrel. It also features Beretta’s “BLINK” gas operating system with a cross tube gas piston; as a result (or so they tell us), it allows 36 percent faster cycling than its competition.


Beretta Enhanced 1301 Tactical Shotgun on a white background.
Beretta says they heard the feedback from their customers and spent the time to determine how to make the 1301 Tactical 922(R) compliant.


Because of the feedback they received, they are also offering customers the magazine capacity that folks have been asking for, with a factory 7+1 capacity magazine tube — that’s a pretty good amount of copper-plated home-defense pellets if you’re using Winchester 00 Buckshot or something similar. 


The Enhanced 1301 Tactical Specs

Barrel length (cm) 47.5cm
Barrel length (in) 18.7”
Chamber (mm) 76
Chamber (in) 3″
Choke OCHP
Gauge 12
Lylium Y
Magazine 7+1 (with correct 2.75″/70mm shells). 6+1 (with 3″/76mm shells)
Overall length (mm) 960
Overall length (in) 37.8
Receiver Black Anodized 3” Receiver or Cerakote type finish
Sights Ghost ring sights/Picatinny rail


The new pistol grip offering with a Mesa Tactical pistol grip stock allows for greater control and easier manipulation at the user level.

“We are very excited to bring these new offerings to the market,” Erik Stern, Tactical and Pro Shop Product Manager, said.


Beretta Enhanced 1301 Tactical Shotgun on a white background.
Assembled in the United States, the 1301 Tactical provides the highest capacity possible in a lightweight and easy-to-handle package with an oversized charging handle. It also includes an M-Lok compatible barrel clamp with dual integral QD Sling swivels.

The 1301 Tactical also includes a highly texturized bolt release and a sizeable reversible safety button for easy manipulation in all weather and light conditions. These enlarged controls ensure that your hands will always be able to positively and safely grip it and operate the controls. Also, the aggressive checkering on the forend makes it easy to obtain a secure grip even without wearing gloves.


Beretta Enhanced 1301 Tactical Shotgun being used to clear a room.
This enhanced tactical shotgun features a cold hammer-forged back-bored barrel that dissipates recoil away from the shooter’s body and significantly reduces muzzle flip. In addition, the 1301 Tactical utilizes a robust, protected ghost-ring sight system with an interchangeable front sight, allowing the user to adapt it to any use.


Beretta Enhanced 1301 Tactical Shotgun laying down on a white background
The Beretta 1301 Tactical is now available for purchase in a 12 gauge configuration and black synthetic finish with either a standard stock or a Mesa Tactical Urbino pistol grip stock configuration.

 As of this writing, the 1301 Tactical retails for an MSRP of $1,429-$1,449; if you are interested, learn more on Beretta’s Website.

The Beretta Enhanced 1301 Tactical Shotgun being held by a shooter geared up and ready to go.
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