Launched at the annual Las Vegas SHOT Show in January, 2014, the 1301 Tactical is a semiautomatic shotgun specifically designed to meet the needs of tactical shooters such as law-enforcement professionals. It has a compact size that makes it easy to use in tight spaces, is accurate and has a fast action for follow-up shots. Based on the rugged Model 1301 design, the shotgun is also easy to operate and customize and is undemanding regarding maintenance.
The 1301 Tactical has a 18.5” barrel and features a sturdy, protected ghost-ring sighting system as well as a gas-operated action capable of firing 4 shots in less than a second, making it the fastest semiautomatic on the market by a 36% margin. Its controls are oversized for intuitive use, its action can cycle up to 10,000 rounds without a cleaning, while a top-mounted MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail as well as user-adjustability for length of pull, drop and cast make the Model 1301 easily adaptable to a variety of needs.
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has chosen Beretta’s new Model 1301 Tactical as the Agency’s primary semiautomatic shotgun. DPS has placed an order for 657 units of the Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun.