Beretta 1301 Competition

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posted on January 13, 2014
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It’s no secret that 3-gun has become one of the fastest growing shooting sports in decades. Like any sport, the nature of the competition has driven the development and specialization of equipment used by the participants.

While handguns and, to an extent, rifles have already evolved as tools for the practical shooter, the shotgun had a long way to go before it was “race ready.” Now we are seeing purpose-built, practical, competition shotguns being developed by major manufacturers. The Beretta 1301 Competition is the World’s oldest gunmaker’s foray into the emerging world of 3-Gun.

Get a closer look at the 1301 Competition with the video embedded below.

Technical Specifications:

Action type: Gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun

Gauge: 12, 2¾" only

Trigger: 4-lb., 6-oz. pull

Magazine: 5 or 8-shot (tested) tubular

Barrel: 24" (tested), 21"; Optima Bore HP with screw-in chokes

Sights: Stepped ventilated rib with steel center bead and red fiber optic front bead.

Overall Length: 44 1/2"

Weight:  7 lbs., 1.8 ozs.

Accessories: Owner’s manual, hard plastic case

MSRP: $1,240

For more information, go to Beretta.com.

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