Benelli Legacy 28 is “World’s Lightest Shotgun”

The much hyped “World’s Lightest Shotgun” was unveiled at SHOT Show. It is a Benelli Legacy scaled down to the 28 gauge cartridge and named the Legacy 28. The low weight has been achieved mainly because of the scaled-down action but also by the use of a low capacity magazine (2+1 compared with the Legacy standard 4+1) and use of a carbon fiber rib.

Caliber 28 gauge 2 3/4″ shells
Capacity 2+1
Barrel 24″ or 26″ with WeatherCoat
Chokes C,IC,M,IM,F
Stock Satin Walnut
Sights Red bar front sight and metal bead mid sight
Overall Length 45.5″ / 47.5″
Weight 4.9 lbs
Other Features Acid-etched game scenes
MSRP (Price) $1989

Chuck Hawks has the skinny on the 28 gauge

The 28 gauge is the little shell that could. It can dominate small bore skeet, it’s effective on upland birds, and it makes a light yet low recoiling gun for beginner or expert alike. All it lacks is the public acceptance that would bring with it a larger assortment of guns and ammunition at reasonable prices, and that may be coming.

Steve Johnson

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  • Okay it’s a technical show of force, but I don’t see the point. Why 28ga? uhg, I’d even take .410 over that, at-least shells are available everywhere. You can shoot clays with .410 just fine.

    I don’t see the point of the effort. We all know they’re good at making expensive auto loading shotguns, what does this do for the brand?

    So you get 2 more shots than a single shot. You should see how fast some people can load those H&Rs.

    Myself I’ll stick to my 4.1lbs 12ga. I only need one shot, because I don’t shoot unless I know it’ll be a hit. There’s no point in getting the bruise without the game.

  • Kyle

    I can’t wait for a picture of this thing turned into an SBS

  • Dave

    Just ordered the Legacy 28 and can’t wait. I love the 28 gauge for hunting and skeet it carries a real punch.
    It will go along with my Benelli M2 12 gauge.

  • Fred

    Just picked up a legacy 28 and it is
    One fine gun points real nice almost
    Notebook but kills clays like mad