Beretta USA has announced a new version of its acclaimed Model 1301 semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun, now standard with a 7+1 magazine capacity.

The Beretta 1301 Enhanced Tactical uses the line's now-familiar ultrafast BLINK gas operating system with a cross tube gas piston that the company says allows for 36 percent faster cycling than its competition. Also like its predecessors, it has enlarged controls, a cold-hammer-forged, 3-inch chamber, ghost ring sight with top Pic rail, and an 18.7-inch back-bored barrel with an OptimaBore HP Improved Cylinder configuration.

New, besides the extended magazine tube, are a custom barrel clamp with integral M-LOK slots and a QD socket as well as a pistol grip stock variant. 

Beretta 1301 Tactical
The newest 1301 features an oversized charging handle, a large highly textured bolt release, and an oversized reversible safety button in addition to the 7+1 shell magazine capacity (6+1 when using 3-inch shells). (Photo: Beretta) 

"We have heard the feedback from our customers and spent the time to determine how to make the 1301 Tactical 922(R) compliant and offer our customers the magazine capacity that they have been requesting for years with a factory 7+1 capacity magazine tube and a new M-LOK compatible barrel clamp with dual integral QD Sling swivels," said Erik Stern, Beretta USA's Tactical and Pro Shop Product Manager. "The new pistol grip offering with a Mesa Tactical pistol grip stock allows for greater control and easier manipulation at the user level. We are very excited to bring these new offerings to the market."

Beretta 1301 Tactical
While both models use aggressive checkering on the forend, a variant with a Mesa Tactical Urbino pistol grip stock that is adjustable for length-of-pull adds to the ergonomics game while just tacking $20 extra to the MSRP. (Photo: Beretta) 

The new Beretta 1301 Enhanced Tactical is now available and has an MSRP of $1,429 for the base model with the pistol grip stock upping that to $1,449.


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