The monster foot on display at the Beretta press conference October 8 caused quite the buzz as writers speculated on what was to be unveiled. Stay tuned as this foot makes its debut next month in Beretta\u2019s worldwide advertising campaign.
One of the most prestigious hotels and conference centers in northern Italy, the Villa Fenaroli Palace Hotel, located just outside Brescia, was the site of the Xplor press conference. Steeped in history, it was built as a private villa in 1735, serving as home to the aristocratic Brescia Avogadro and Fenaroli families for centuries.
A “cut-out” version of the Xplor highlights its internal mechanisms. This view shows the stock’s new X-tra grain oil finish and the technology behind Kick Off 3 (Kick Off Cubed). Beretta’s patented Kick Off mechanism already had two hydraulic dampeners in the stock to reduce recoil, but exclusive to the Xplor, is a third dampener in the stock bolt, resulting in what Beretta attests reduces recoil by up to 70 percent.
The receiver is truly green, though the lighting in this photo shows it is a gray-green. The shotgun features a solid wood-to-metal fit. A shortened receiver designed to decrease overall gun length and enhance balance.
In addition being accurate, extremely fast, light and comfortable to shoot, the A400 Xplor Unico handles all loads from 24 to 64 grams, creating a variety of shooting and hunting opportunities for this multi-purpose gun.
American Hunter Senior Editor Karen Mehall poses with the new gun in front of the Xplor billboard during the test-firing session at the shooting range in Lonato, Italy. This is where the Italian shooting team trains, including 2008 Olympic gold medalist shooter Chiara Cainero, who joined the group for dinner that evening.