The Beretta 1301 has received a lot of attention lately as being one of the best semi-auto shotguns currently on the market. Since more and more people have been paying attention to the offering, Beretta has listened to recent customer feedback and has now added new Enhanced 1301 offerings to the existing lineup.
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Beretta Adds New Enhanced 1301 Shotguns to Their Lineup
So what is new with the enhanced 1301 shotguns? For starters, customers were looking for 922(R) compliance so that they could have a 7+1 capacity right from the factory. The enhanced 1301 Tactical is now offered with that increased magazine capacity as well as an M-LOK compatible barrel clamp and integrated QD sling swivels so that no aftermarket parts are needed to mount a sling. Other models within the new enhanced 1301 lineup will feature a Mesa Tactical pistol grip, an oversized loading port that is also beveled, and a large highly textured bolt release button that enhances your reload capabilities. The enhanced 1301 Tactical will come with a standard stock and a pistol grip stock that also features a cheek riser and an integrated sling loop.
Meanwhile, the 1301 Comp Pro will feature a longer barrel with an extended Black Edition choke tube, a stellium OBHP barrel, Competition Prop series lifter for easier dual and quad loading, a high contrast competition blue colored receiver, and a Kick-Off Plus system which reduces perceived recoil by up to 40%.
The 1301 Comp Pro includes a new polymeric stock with the Kick-Off Plus system consisting of two elastomer dampeners complete with return springs, positioned near the rubber insert, which effectively mitigate the first recoil peak reducing the perceived recoil by up to 40%. A third elastomer dampener, located in the stock bolt, absorbs the impact of the slide against the stock, thus reducing the second recoil peak, muzzle jump and any vibrations caused by the movement of the slide.
The enhanced 1301 Comp Pro model features a 3″ chamber, has a plugged 2+1 capacity and four threaded holes on the upper part of the receiver for mounting a Picatinny rail with optics. Another cool iteration of the 1301 lineup is the Tactical Marine model which features a factory-installed aluminum Picatinny rail and a bore threaded for Optima Bore HP Chokes. The most striking feature of the 1301 Tactical Marine is the high visibility corrosion-resistant finish on the receiver which is coated with the Aqua-Tech coating which aids its corrosion resistance in maritime environments.
For more information on the Beretta enhanced 1301 shotgun lineup, you can visit the product page here. If you’d like to see a review of the standard version of the Beretta 1301, then James Reeves did a great review on the shotgun which I’ve posted below.
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