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.
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.
The Enhanced 1301 Tactical Specs
|Barrel length (cm)||47.5cm|
|Barrel length (in)||18.7”|
|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.
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.
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.