August 7, 2008

Buying a Used Beretta AL391 Urika 20 Gauge On


According to its GunBroker listing as Item # 105758871, this shotgun has been used two times for skeet and had fewer than six boxes of ammo shot in it. It is in "factory new" condition, not a blemish or mark. Comes with Beretta case, four chokes, and two pads.

When tested the Beretta AL391 Urika 20 Gauge in the magazine’s June 2008 issue, the retail price was listed as a stiff $1350.

But auctions have the guns selling used for $400 below that. For instance, Auction # 106087392 had a “like new” 20 ga/28 in. for $830.

That kind of discount makes it a bargain, in the opinion of staff.

Elsewhere, Auction # 106386971 had a starting bid of $499.99 for the Urika, but the reserve hadn’t been met yet. The seller listed the “buy now” price as $1101.10, so it’s tough to tell what the reserve might be set at. But $900 for a new Urika would be a good price, in our view.

Our cohorts at said of the Urika, “During the shooting tests, we experienced no malfunctions with the Beretta, and we appreciated the manner in which it ejected shells with speed and authority. Coupled with the Beretta’s slightly better feel and handling and lower price, we gave it the first place award in this match up. For shooters who lean toward the traditionalist side of the scale, the Beretta rings all the right bells.”

To see the Urika auctions on, log on to the site and search for Beretta Urika 391.

To read more about the Urika, click here

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