Great gun - sticky ejector on top barrel though, will need to have it looked at, seems to get stuck a lot until you give it a tiny jiggle. Greased and oiled but still hangs occasionally. Still shoots better than I do!
I have been using a 391 intermittently since they were originally manufactured by Beretta. I have shot my best scores with this shotgun. It is reliable when cared for properly. I have shot over 25,000 targets per year, for the last 3 years, and broken only 2 hammer braces costing less than 5$ each.
I've put over 15,000 rounds thru this gun and it just kept on going. Do replace the recoil spring at about 10,000 rounds and it'll continue to shoot well.
This Beretta A400 Extreme is a fantastic shotgun.
Blake uses this gun for NSSA tournaments and loves it. His gun is tubed for 20, 28, and .410 with Briley custom tubes. I would buy another one instantly.
This Beretta A400 Excel Parallel Target is amazing. The quickest, smoothest autoloader I've shot. I wanted one shotgun that I could shoot Singles, Handicap and Doubles. For whatever reason, I don't like the way O/U's sight-up, so I started looking at auto-loaders.
After a break-in of 500 or so, this gun is amazing. At first, I wasn't sure what to make of the Kick-Off recoil stock, but it was a break-in thing, to get that recoil cylinder worked up. I love this gun. Its very easy to breakdown and clean as well.....
Int'l Skeet Model - 28in barrels, int'l skeet forend & Ergosign stock
I moved from my 20ga Browning 525 Citori field gun with 26in barrel to this Beretta 12ga with 30 in barrel and I am so happy with the new gun. I shoot sporting clays and the added length and small bit of additional weight really helps with my follow through and keeping the gun moving. Had work done after I had a left handed stock put on but the gun is now perfectly weighted. I've only been shooting for a few years, but I feel like I now have the right gun. I was actually planning on buying this exact gun when, in December at a holiday shoot, I won it. But I would have purchased it anyway if I hadn't. I think it's the best gun for the price.
Another wonderful product by Beretta! Sharp looking, soft shooting and solid for competitions. An excellent quality product worth keeping in the family for generations to come!
Excellent value and performance. One of the lightest recoil I've ever felt in a skeet gun. Ours is KOLAR Tubed for 20/28/.410. Accurate and soft on your shoulder for competition shooting. I've had a number of 300+ shot days and have come out w/o a sore shoulder. The model I have is the 682S and would highly reccomend this model.
This is a great gun for trap shooting its almost identical to the 682 trap in that it has the same barrel design and high performance barrels and chokes the stock looks beautiful but unfortunatly what you see is actually burned on grain which is why i only gave it 3.5 stars other than that you cant beat the $2500 price tag for a gun like this and it shoots fantastic
I am not in a position to throw down large amounts of money at a top brand Italian shotgun. But I did have a couple of grand to spend on a Berretta. I recently purchased a 682 Gold E combo, 34" un-single and 32" O/U for $3700. The gun was like new with cosmoline still stuck up underneath the rib. Once I held the gun I knew I was holding a true "competition" shotgun and it would facilitate my skills to be competitive. The un-single has the ability to adjust your POI in very small increments thus allowing to fine tune your point of impact. From the palm swell, adjustable comb, trigger and rib this gun is on par with most that cost a lot more. I have found a gun that will continue to grow with me in my shooting skills and will more than likely continue to outperform me.
This firearm works better dirty!!
It had several fail to ejects with light (target) loads until a good healthy dose of carbon built up on the piston.
Mine worked like a champion after it took a little swim in a pond. A full breakdown and a thorough cleaning and oiling showed no ill effects.
Use it like crazy; maintain it like normal and I think you’ll like it.