Those who have been following my weapons choices for competition will likely remember that I am an avid fan of the Beretta 1301. Previously, they sent me a “tactical” model for review, which I liked so much that I immediately sold my Mossberg 590 (shout out to my Indiana Multigun friends “Dam*it Jerry!) and purchased the 1301 competition at full retail price. (If that is not high praise, I do not know what is).
While I have enjoyed the Beretta, it’s been a slow start for the platform. The Benelli still reigns supreme on the competition circuit, though I doubt Beretta has major issues with this, as they own Benelli. Fortunately for me, there are a growing number of companies out there seeing the potential in the gas-operated Beretta, namely Aridus Industries – known for their Q/D shotgun shell adapter.
Aridus has been making products for the1301 for some time, namely the YT-1301 bolt release (that fixes the potential double-shell problem) and an adapter for red dots on top of the shotgun for co-witnessed irons and an Aimpoint optic. Their latest tease is an adapter for the 1301 to use Magpul’s well-respected SGA stocks.
This adapter would solve my last remaining complaint about the platform and make it even more usable with less cant to the wrist when up on my shoulder. Further, it would remove that hollow plastic stock.
No word yet on pricing or release, but I am waiting with baited breath.