November 11, 2009

Beretta Unveils A400 Xplor Unico Semiautomatic Shotgun

ACCOKEEK, Md.—Beretta claims its just-released A400 Xplor Unico semiautomatic shotgun has the weight of a 3” semiautomatic but it fires 3½” shells.

According to Beretta, the Xplor underwent 3 years of development, 8,000 hours of engineering, 2,000 hours of testing and more than 100,000 rounds fired through prototypes and production models.

Beretta claims the Unico technology allows the A400 to shoot every type of 12 gauge shell from 24g to 64g and 2¾” – 3½” shells.

Beretta Unveils A400

The new gun also employs the Kick-off3 recoil reduction system, which includes a third hydraulic damper added inside the stock bolt.

Beretta calls its gas operating system Blink. In Blink, a new piston elastic band cleans the internal part of the cylinder and prevents gas from exiting the valve, while the new seal system allows half the gas inside compared to older gas operated models.

The A400 uses Steelium barrels, which Beretta claims meet tougher specifications and forging processes than other barrels.

Also, the gun comes with a Green Receiver anodization process for the aluminum receiver.

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