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HA2471 Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting,  Left Hand, O/U, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" & 3", 32"MC Bbls., New-In-Case, $1,995

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Beretta Says:  Silver Pigeon I Sporting: Best Price-Quality, Value in a Competition Over-Under The Silver Pigeon I Sporting offers all the functional features of our premium over-under competition shotguns at a particularly attractive price.  It is built around the best-in-class 686 action, which is compact and low-profile while being extremely strong. The Optima- Bore, Optima-Choke barrels are light-weight and place the shotgun’s point of balance right at the hinge-pin, meaning lively feel in the hands and natural pointability. And with its select-walnut stock and tasteful scroll engraving, the Silver Pigeon I Sporting won’t fail to turn heads at the range, also thanks to its unmistakeable Beretta looks.  Locking Lugs Natural Pointability, Swing At the heart of the Silver Pigeon I Sporting is the legendary 686 action, a long-standing favorite among competition shooters and hunters. Over-under actions must have a strong locking mechanism, because the stress of every shot causes the action to “want” to open. For this reason, most manufacturers place the locking lug(s) at the top of the receiver, making it strong but also taller and bulkier than it needs be. Thanks to its long experience, Beretta uses instead two conical locking lugs at mid-action, right between the barrels. This gives the 686 receiver vault-like locking strength while keeping the profile considerably lower. The advantage is that the eye of the shooter is a lot closer to the plane of his supporting hand: considerably better swing and hand-eye coordination, more targets shattered. Extreme Durability Monoblock-receiver Another advantage of the Silver Pigeon action is the fact that the locking lugs are conical. As the number of shots fired goes into the five digits, the receiver will still lock up positively: the conical lugs merely “self-adjust” by setting themselves slightly deeper into the barrel unit, without any compromise on strength. This means that the Silver Pigeon Sporting is a shotgun that will stand up to years of enjoyment and can be passed down from generation to generation.  Flawless Fit and Finish  While not as elaborately decorated as our premium shotguns, the Silver Pigeon I Sporting has all the elegance that you can expect from a Beretta. The oil-finished stock sports a beautiful and crisp checkering pattern, and the schnabel fore-end adds to the classic flavor of this over-under. The scroll-engraved receiver is a functional work of art in itself, with its interesting geometry blending perfectly with the stock and contributing to the gun’s graceful lines. This is a shotgun that has all the elements of a treasured heirloom, without the price-tag to match.
 

Hero's Arms Says:  This Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 Left Hand Sporting is an all around shotgun for clay targets or hunting.  Its non-ported 32" barrels chamber both 2 3/4" & 3" shells, is overbored to 7.30", and comes with 5 OptimaChoke HP tubes in Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, Skeet, and Cylinder constrictions.  It weighs 7 pounds 9.5 ounces, light enough for carry, heavy enough for clay sports.  It has a 14 5/8" Length Of Pull, and a Cast On of about 3/16" for a left handed shooter..  It has a non-automatic safety, good for clay target sports 

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HA2468 Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting,  O/U, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" & 3", 32"MC Bbls., New-In-Case, Special $1,895

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Beretta Says:  Silver Pigeon I Sporting: Best Price-Quality, Value in a Competition Over-Under The Silver Pigeon I Sporting offers all the functional features of our premium over-under competition shotguns at a particularly attractive price.  It is built around the best-in-class 686 action, which is compact and low-profile while being extremely strong. The Optima- Bore, Optima-Choke barrels are light-weight and place the shotgun’s point of balance right at the hinge-pin, meaning lively feel in the hands and natural pointability. And with its select-walnut stock and tasteful scroll engraving, the Silver Pigeon I Sporting won’t fail to turn heads at the range, also thanks to its unmistakeable Beretta looks.  Locking Lugs Natural Pointability, Swing At the heart of the Silver Pigeon I Sporting is the legendary 686 action, a long-standing favorite among competition shooters and hunters. Over-under actions must have a strong locking mechanism, because the stress of every shot causes the action to “want” to open. For this reason, most manufacturers place the locking lug(s) at the top of the receiver, making it strong but also taller and bulkier than it needs be. Thanks to its long experience, Beretta uses instead two conical locking lugs at mid-action, right between the barrels. This gives the 686 receiver vault-like locking strength while keeping the profile considerably lower. The advantage is that the eye of the shooter is a lot closer to the plane of his supporting hand: considerably better swing and hand-eye coordination, more targets shattered. Extreme Durability Monoblock-receiver Another advantage of the Silver Pigeon action is the fact that the locking lugs are conical. As the number of shots fired goes into the five digits, the receiver will still lock up positively: the conical lugs merely “self-adjust” by setting themselves slightly deeper into the barrel unit, without any compromise on strength. This means that the Silver Pigeon Sporting is a shotgun that will stand up to years of enjoyment and can be passed down from generation to generation.  Flawless Fit and Finish  While not as elaborately decorated as our premium shotguns, the Silver Pigeon I Sporting has all the elegance that you can expect from a Beretta. The oil-finished stock sports a beautiful and crisp checkering pattern, and the schnabel fore-end adds to the classic flavor of this over-under. The scroll-engraved receiver is a functional work of art in itself, with its interesting geometry blending perfectly with the stock and contributing to the gun’s graceful lines. This is a shotgun that has all the elements of a treasured heirloom, without the price-tag to match.
 

Hero's Arms Says:  This Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting is an all around shotgun for clay targets or hunting.  Its 32" barrels chamber both 2 3/4" & 3" shells, is overbored to 7.31", and comes with 5 OptimaChoke HP tubes in Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, Skeet, and Cylinder constrictions.  It weighs 7 pounds 15 ounces, light enough for carry, heavy enough for clay sports.  It has a 14 5/8" Length Of Pull, and a Cast Off of about 1/8" for a right handed shooter..  It has a non-automatic safety, good for clay target sports  A good buy.

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HA2458 Beretta 687EELL, Diamond Pigeon, O/U, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" &3", 28"MC Bbls., (Used 97%), Cased, $3,795

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Beretta Says:  687 EELL Diamond Pigeon: Luxury and Performance  The 687 EELL is the absolute top of the line of Beretta’s 680-series over-under shotguns. It features sideplates that act as extra canvas for the lavish hand-chased engraving, as well as a specially-selected walnut stock that gives it a true heirloom quality. But while it certainly figures well while on display, the Diamond Pigeon’s worth as a game gun is equally striking. Weighing about 7 lbs (12-ga version), and with the point of balance right at the hinge-pin, it is a shotgun that comes up naturally to the shoulder while still having enough of a lively feeling forward of the supporting hand. This is an over-under with the feel and allure of a classic, for the discriminating hunter who appreciates all the finer points of a perfectly-made gun.  Premium Hand-Chased Engraving, Premium Stock The full sideplates of the 687 EELL feature a super-fine classic game scene, and are enhanced by intricately detailed motifs of branches, leaves and flowers that extend to the trigger plate, trigger guard and fore-end iron lever. The proportions of the engraving blend wonderfully with the dimensions of the shotgun, giving you the sense of a work of art within a work of art. The stock is a classic semi-beavertail, with premium-quality European walnut and a newly designed fine-line checkering. An oval brass shield, inlaid on the stock, will allow you to personalize your gun with initials or a family crest, while the handsome and durable carrying case will protect the shotgun on all your hunting adventures. A Classic Choice for Hunting This shotgun will shine in any hunting situation. This is because it is built on a receiver that is equally strong and low-profile. The 687 action has two conical locking lugs at mid-height, meaning that it will always lock up strongly and positively while not requiring the extra bulk and weight for a top locking lever. This further means that when you bring it up to the shoulder, the vertical distance between your eye and your supporting hand is minimized: this shotgun will follow your sight easily and instinctively. And in spite of its beauty, the 687 action is noted for its strength, so this is a shotgun that you can confidently pass down to the next generation of hunters.

Hero's Arms Says:      This Beretta 687EELL Diamond Pigeon has been used and has minor handling marks to show it.  These reduce its condition to 97% in my opinion.  The Blue Book values this gun, in 95% condition, at $5,500.  This is an all around gun for collecting, hunting, skeet and sporting clays.  It comes with six choke tubes in Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, Skeet, Skeet and Cylinder constrictions and other Mobilchokes are easy to find.  The wood and engraving are spectacular.  This is a very high grade gun.

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HA2321 Beretta A400 XCEL Multi-Target, Kick-Off, Adjustable Comb, Adjustable Rib, Gas Semi-Auto, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" & 3", 30"MC Bbl., New-In-Case, $2,595

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Beretta Says:  A400 Xcel Multitarget: Today’s Most Versatile Competition Shotgun The name of the A400 Xcel Multitarget says it all: it is a target shotgun designed for all three types of competition--trap, skeet and sporting clays. It can claim this versatility thanks to its fully-adjustable design; this enables you to customize the way it mounts and its point of impact not only for different disciplines, but also for possible changes in clothing thickness, weight-gain or loss, as well as vision capabilities. Just as importantly, it offers such premium versatility at a price-point that puts it well within the reach of most shooters. So, if you would like a single shotgun that will break the highest number of clays in all three disciplines, you will simply love the A400 Xcel Multitarget. b-fast-system Never the Wrong Gun Whether you enjoy all three disciplines equally or haven’t yet committed to one, the A400 Xcel Multitarget will always be the right choice. Thanks to the Beretta B-Fast logic, the comb is adjustable with 4-way drop and cast regulation; in addition, a shim system makes it reversible from right- to left-handed use and the safety may be easily switched from left to right. The same B-Fast system enables you to adjust the rib to modify the point of impact depending on discipline, while the balance cap can be tuned to obtain your ideal point of balance. Fast and Low-Recoiling Kick-Off-System With the A400 Xcel Multitarget, you truly get a “jack of all trades, master of each one.” The A400 action features Blink technology, which is measurably the fastest action on the market today. Capable of firing 4 shots in less than 1 second, it is 36% faster than any other semi auto shotgun on the market. In spite of its lively feel in the hands, this gun is also low-recoiling thanks to a kick-absorbing Micro Core recoil pad and the Kick-Off system housed in the stock. Silver-finish Hyper-Accurate, Consistent, Elegant The Beretta proprietary Steelium barrel with its cold-hammer forged construction ensures accuracy and durability regardless of type of shot used. This perfectly-concentric tube is also outfitted with the Optima HP choke system, color coded to let you always know which choke you are using (3 chokes included). At the range, the A400 Xcel Multitarget will never fail to turn heads, thanks to its handsome walnut stock and trim receiver with an elegant and durable anodyzed silver finish. In short, this shotgun delivers features only found in high priced, specialized over-unders--in an elegant, affordable and incredibly versatile package that will give a lifetime of enjoyment.
 

Hero's Arms Says:  This new Beretta Multi-Target is a fully adjustable competition gun, with beautiful wood..  A gas operated Semi-Auto with the Kick-Off system installed should have considerable recoil reduction.  The B-Fast Adjustable Comb has black and white washers so it is easy to see how high it is set.   The B-Fast adjustable rib requires only loosening the pivot screw and turning a dial to set the height for skeet, sporting-clays or trap.  The oversized Cocking Handle and Bolt Release will make all day shooting comfortable.  It comes with three Optima HP choke tubes in Improved Modified, Modified and Improved Cylinder constrictions and others are available from Beretta.  The Length of Pull is 14 3/16", but Beretta has recoil pads available in various thicknesses which could increase this.   Truly a gun for all seasons.

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HA2138 Beretta A400 Xplor Action, Kick-Off, Left Hand, Gas Semi-Auto, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" & 3", 28"MC Bbl., New-In-Case, $1,495

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Beretta Says:  A400 Xplor Action: Semiauto Versatility, Classic Looks The A400 Xplor Action is a semi-automatic shotgun that will be equally at home on an upland, duck or deer hunt as well as at the clay range. It 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-color receiver. Available in 12, 20 and 28 gauge, the A400 Xplor Action defines performance and versatility in a semiauto. Fast, Versatile, Trim Action The A400 is a gas-operated action that was built for speed, reliability and versatility. Featuring the 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. Also, with this shotgun 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 (mild for target to hard-hitting for hunting). Last but not least, the A400 action is light and trim, making this shotgun’s balance, swing and pointability an absolute best in its class. Updated Classic Looks, Easy Maintenance With its bronze-colored receiver, its classic Beretta blue barrel and its select walnut stock, the A400 Xplor Action is an elegant piece of gear that will figure very nicely even next to a premium over-under. The checkering is fine, giving you secure purchase while pointing and shooting, and on the fore-end it features the Beretta Trident logo for an updated look. Keeping this shotgun as good as new after a long day on the field or at the range is quick and easy: you can field-strip the A400 Xplor without any tools, and it comes apart in only five components that are a snap to reassemble. All these features make the A400 Xplor Action the best and most versatile wood-blue semiauto shotgun for a variety of hunting and sporting purposes.  Advanced Recoil Reducing DevicesRecoil-Reducing-Devices. While only weighing 6.7 lbs max (12-ga), the A400 Xplor Action 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.” Also, 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
 

Hero's Arm's Says:  This is a light (7 pounds 2 ounce) Left-Handed Gas Semi-Auto, with the Kick-Off system..  The stock has no cast but it has a Cast & Drop spacer, it ejects to the left, and the safety operates from the left. It comes with three Optima Bore HP choke tubes in Full, Modified, and Cylinder constrictions.  The wood has been treated by Beretta's Xtra Grain process so it looks like it is more highly figured.  It has a 14 1/4" Length of Pull, and a 5 pound 14 ounce trigger pull.  This is an all around gun, good for hunting, but could also be used for clay target sports.

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HA2121 Beretta A400 XCEL Multi-Target, Kick-Off, Adjustable Comb, Adjustable Rib, Gas Semi-Auto, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" & 3", 32"MC Bbl., New-In-Case, $2,595

For a full page of  photographs and a detailed description click the photo above or click here.

Beretta Says:  A400 Xcel Multitarget: Today’s Most Versatile Competition Shotgun The name of the A400 Xcel Multitarget says it all: it is a target shotgun designed for all three types of competition--trap, skeet and sporting clays. It can claim this versatility thanks to its fully-adjustable design; this enables you to customize the way it mounts and its point of impact not only for different disciplines, but also for possible changes in clothing thickness, weight-gain or loss, as well as vision capabilities. Just as importantly, it offers such premium versatility at a price-point that puts it well within the reach of most shooters. So, if you would like a single shotgun that will break the highest number of clays in all three disciplines, you will simply love the A400 Xcel Multitarget. b-fast-system Never the Wrong Gun Whether you enjoy all three disciplines equally or haven’t yet committed to one, the A400 Xcel Multitarget will always be the right choice. Thanks to the Beretta B-Fast logic, the comb is adjustable with 4-way drop and cast regulation; in addition, a shim system makes it reversible from right- to left-handed use and the safety may be easily switched from left to right. The same B-Fast system enables you to adjust the rib to modify the point of impact depending on discipline, while the balance cap can be tuned to obtain your ideal point of balance. Fast and Low-Recoiling Kick-Off-System With the A400 Xcel Multitarget, you truly get a “jack of all trades, master of each one.” The A400 action features Blink technology, which is measurably the fastest action on the market today. Capable of firing 4 shots in less than 1 second, it is 36% faster than any other semi auto shotgun on the market. In spite of its lively feel in the hands, this gun is also low-recoiling thanks to a kick-absorbing Micro Core recoil pad and the Kick-Off system housed in the stock. Silver-finish Hyper-Accurate, Consistent, Elegant The Beretta proprietary Steelium barrel with its cold-hammer forged construction ensures accuracy and durability regardless of type of shot used. This perfectly-concentric tube is also outfitted with the Optima HP choke system, color coded to let you always know which choke you are using (3 chokes included). At the range, the A400 Xcel Multitarget will never fail to turn heads, thanks to its handsome walnut stock and trim receiver with an elegant and durable anodyzed silver finish. In short, this shotgun delivers features only found in high priced, specialized over-unders--in an elegant, affordable and incredibly versatile package that will give a lifetime of enjoyment.
 

Hero's Arms Says:  This new Beretta Multi-Target is a fully adjustable competition gun.  A gas operated Semi-Auto with the Kick-Off system installed should have considerable recoil reduction.  The B-Fast Adjustable Comb has black and white washers so it is easy to see how high it is set.   The B-Fast adjustable rib requires only loosening the pivot screw and turning a dial to set the height for skeet, sporting-clays or trap.  The oversized Cocking Handle and Bolt Release will make all day shooting comfortable.  It comes with three Optima HP choke tubes in Improved Modified, Modified and Improved Cylinder constrictions and others are available from Beretta.  The Length of Pull is 14 3/16", but Beretta has recoil pads available in various thicknesses which could increase this.   Truly a gun for all seasons.

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P.O. Box 320, South Hero, VT 05486-0320  www.herosarms.com  

E-Mail: sales@herosarms.com   Phone 802-372-4789 Fax 802-372-5900

Principal Shotgun Uses

Brands

Shotgun or Shooter Characteristics

Parts & Useful Information

How to Buy

 All Purpose Guns | Collectors | Hunting | Skeet Guns | Sporting Clays | Trap Guns | Home Page

Beretta | Browning | Caesar Guerini | Fabarm | Other Brands | Ruger | SKB | Syren | Winchester | Home Page

Bargains | Big/Tall | Compact Adult/Youth | Gauge And Barrel LengthHA-Number | Left Handed | Semi-Auto & Pump Guns | Side-By-Sides | Used Guns | Women's Guns

 Abbreviations | Tips on Selecting a Shotgun | Photographing the Guns |    Chokes-Barrels-Cases | Odds-and-Ends | Home Page

How to Buy Your Gun | Contact Us | Exports | Lay-Aways | Seven-Day Return Privilege | Home Page

The Home Page has an alphabetical list of all guns in stock, and notes which guns have been sold.