The 1301 Tactical 12GA is Beretta’s field-proven gas operated semi- automatic shotgun designed for law enforcement and home defense. Right out of the box, the 1301 features an oversized charging handle, large textured bolt release, and an oversized reversible safety button. The integrated BLINK gas operating system, featuring a cross tube gas piston, allows the 1301 Tactical to cycle 36% faster than any other shotgun on the market. Available in an 18.5” barrel configuration and with a compact overall length of only 38”, this lightweight shotgun is fast handling yet controllable. The barrel is set deep into the slim fore-end to minimize the bore-to-hand distance and promote instinctive pointing. It features a robust, protected sighting system that uses a ghost ring for the rear sight and an interchangeable front blade sight. The receiver offers a MIL-STD-1913 aluminum Picatinny rail. The standard models feature an aggressive checkering pattern for optimal grip on the synthetic stock and fore-end. Drop and cast can be adjusted via a modular shim system. A forward barrel band integrates ambidextrous M-LOK® compatible slots on the barrel centerline and QD sling swivel cups. All of these features make the 1301 Tactical 12GA one of, if not the best home-defense shotgun on the market today.