Weighing only a touch over 2.7kgs, the Beretta A400 Xplor Light is the perfect shotgun for you if you need speed and lightweight ease. It features the A400 action, meaning that it delivers follow-up shots 36% faster than any other semi-automatic on the market, while recoil is kept to a minimum thanks to several built-in devices. Given it capability of shooting any type of 12-gauge shell between 2 ¾” and 3,” you’ll find the A400 Xplor light is versatile and provides you with flawless functioning regardless of the load your using.
There are often times you need a shotgun light enough not to fatigue the arms while still sufficiently solid to offer a steady feel when you bring it up to the shoulder. The A400 Xplor Light is exactly the shotgun that is needed. Its point of balance is right where the receiver meets the fore-end, it keeps the weight right between your hands, while letting your supporting hand follow your eye right to the target.
The A400 has a gas-operated action that was built for speed, reliability and versatility. Featuring ‘Blink’ technology, it is capable of firing 4 shells in less than 1 second, giving you the fastest follow-up shots of any shotgun on the market.
With this semiauto you can safely fire lead and steel shot, as well as chamber the best shell for the job regardless of length (2 ¾” to 3”) or power.
While only weighing 2.7kgs max (12ga), the A400 Xplor Light features multiple recoil-reducers that greatly diminish the impact of each shot on your shoulder – by as much as 70%. Inside the stock, there are hydraulic shock-absorbers that—much like in a modern luxury car—absorb the impact of any sudden bump, giving your shoulder a “smooth ride.”
Available with kick-off as an option, the hydraulic dampening reduction system reduces recoil an astounding 44% more than its closest rival by using two hydraulic recoil dampers incorporated into the stock “spacer” unit. The recoil energy is gradually dissipated by the hydraulic dampers, resulting in superior comfort for the shooter.
The buttpad’s Micro-Core technology adds extra softness between you and any recoil that is left, while still allowing the shotgun to slide up effortlessly to your shoulder without the gummy friction of other pads.
You will find the A400 action is light and trim, making this shotgun’s balance, swing and pointability an absolute best in its class.
Steelium is a patented tri-alloy steel specifically developed by Beretta for shotgun barrels. This special blend of steels is extremely light while offering high resistance to deformation, as well as durability. For the shooter, this means patterns remaining consistent overtime, and a shotgun that will last for generations.
Keeping this shotgun as good as new is quick and easy: you can field-strip the A400 Xplor without any tools, and it comes apart in only 4 components that are a snap to reassemble. All these features make the A400 Xplor Light the best and most versatile wood-blue semiauto shotgun for Category C licence holders.