The heart of the shotgun relies on an Inertia-Driven operating system, designed specifically for rapid shooting. The barrel is ported for quicker follow-up shots, while a ComfortTech recoil-reducing system makes for a light and balanced shotgun.
For aiming, a front fiber-optic sight pairs with a mid-rib bead in a broadway sight channel. The Shell View system with small windows in the magazine tube give instant feedback as to how many shells are loaded.
Finally, the gun's BE.S.T. finish, as mentioned, lends protection from rust and corrosion. Benelli has developed a hybrid PVD/PECVD machine that uses diamond-like carbon particles applied with a high-vacuum plasma nanotechnology to apply the finish. The process is environmentally friendly and produces no hazardous chemical by-product, while still delivering a layer of high-hardness for abrasion and corrosion resistance. The insides of the barrels are chrome-lined for additional protection.
For more information on this new shotgun, which is available in 12 gauge, 20 gauge and 28 gauge, and can handle loads up to 3-inch magnums down to the lightest 7/8-ounce loads, please visit benelliusa.com. MSRP: $2,349