Benelli Legacy 28 is "World's Lightest Shotgun"

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.

Caliber28 gauge 2 3/4″ shells
Barrel24″ or 26″ with WeatherCoat
StockSatin Walnut
SightsRed bar front sight and metal bead mid sight
Overall Length45.5″ / 47.5″
Weight4.9 lbs
Other FeaturesAcid-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
Steve Johnson

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  • Dave Dave on Nov 11, 2010

    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 Fred on Dec 10, 2010

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