Beretta’s Xplor Unico incorporates all the advantages of the revolutionary A400 concept—low profile action, light weight, lightning-fast follow-up shots, low recoil, easy maintenance—and combines them with the classic looks of blue steel and walnut stock. But even here, Beretta has an eye towards innovation, offering updated lines and checkering, as well as a contrasting-colour receiver.
The A400 Xplor Unico defines performance and versatility in a semi auto. It has a gas-operated action that was built for speed, reliability and versatility, it will fire 4 shells in less than 1 second (of either steel or lead), giving you the fastest follow-up shots of any shotgun on the market. What is more, the A400 action is light and trim, making this shotgun’s balance, swing and pointability an absolute best in its class.
With its contrasting-colour receiver, its classic Beretta blue barrel and the updated lines of the stock, the A400 Xplor Unico is an elegant gun that will speak of your refined taste. The checkering gives you secure purchase while pointing and shooting, and on the fore-end it features the Beretta Trident logo.
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 3.2kgs max, the A400 Xplor Unico 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.
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 Unico the best and most versatile wood-blue semiauto shotgun for Category C licence holders.