Beretta has expanded its A400 series autoloading shotgun line with new models chambered for softer recoiling 20 gauge.
Debuted in 2016, the A400s blended a Blink gas action system-- capable of allowing four shots in one second in the hands of a practiced user-- with a vent-ribbed Steelium barrel equipped for Optima chokes. This was replaced after 2018 with the A400 Extreme Plus line which used upgraded Steelium Plus barrels with a step rib, and a new Kick-Off mega recoil reduction stock with a soft comb.
Now, the A400 Extreme Plus is available in 20 gauge while still having all the same features hunters liked about its 12 gauge older brother along with options for either an all-black format or guns in Realtree MAX-7, Mossy Oak Bottomland, or Optifade Timber camo patterns.
The company contents that, "Beretta’s signature Kick-Off Mega system combined with a soft comb stock ensures less felt recoil making the A400 Xtreme Plus the softest-shooting waterfowl gun available," while the Steelium Plus barrels provide, "the best patterning possible for all hunting loads, along with further felt recoil mitigation."
Standard with 28-inch barrels the new A400 20ga Xtreme Plus series have full 3-inch chambers and ship with five Black Edition 20mm extended chokes. The ask is in the $1,900 range.