P.Beretta Model 1301 Tactical 12GA 3” Semi-Auto Shotgun 18.6”

SOLD FOR: $1,077

WOA#: WY240117CB054

Make: Beretta

Model: 1301 Tactical

Serial Number: TA039145

Year of Manufacture: 2021

Gauge:  Adjustable, Choke

Action Type: Semi-Auto, Mag-Tube Fed

Markings:  The right side of the receiver is marked “BERETTA 1301 TACTICAL”, “TA039145 IT21”.  The bottom of the receiver is marked “21”, “CIP/S” and a proof.  The left side of the receiver is marked “BERETTA – GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY / OB HP 12 Ga. 76mm for 2 ¾”, 3” – 18 ½” – 18.6”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “WARNING: READ MANUAL BEFORE USE / BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK. MD”.  The buttpad and bottom of the pistol grip have Beretta Logo. The bolt is marked “TA039145”, “BLINK”.

Barrel Length: 18.6”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a white dotted blade screwed to a raised base with protective wings.  The rear sight is an adjustable aperture sight.  The top of the receiver has a picatinny rail.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are two piece synthetic with checkered semi-pistol grip, straight comb, rubber buttpad, sling stud in the belly, checkered handguard with finger grooves, QD cup mounted to the left of the barrel band and a picatinny mounted to the right.  The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttpad.  The stocks rate in Excellent condition with little to no handling wear. The checkering is crisp with sharp peaks.  The left side of the receiver has a velcro 6 Shell Nylon Side Saddle.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The smoothbore is semi-bright.  There is fouling and light scattered erosion throughout.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition:  This shotgun retains about 98% of its finish. The balance of the finish shows some finish loss on the ejection port. There are a few minor drag lines but overall this shotgun is free of any notable defects in the finish.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred.  The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  None.

Our Assessment:  At its core, the Model 1301 Tactical is built around Beretta’s proven Blink gas-operating system, which allows it to cycle faster than other semi-automatic shotguns, a critical advantage in high-stress situations where rapid follow-up shots may be necessary. This system also helps in reducing felt recoil, making the shotgun more manageable and comfortable to shoot, especially important in tactical settings. The shotgun is chambered for 12 gauge, the most popular and versatile shotgun caliber, suitable for a wide range of ammunition types.

The design of the 1301 Tactical is focused on ease of use and quick handling. It features a relatively short barrel, typically around 18.5 inches, which, combined with an overall compact design, makes it highly maneuverable in confined spaces, a desirable trait for home defense or close-quarters tactical operations. Additionally, the shotgun comes equipped with a range of tactical features, including a ghost ring sight for rapid target acquisition, a picatinny rail for mounting optics, and an oversized charging handle and bolt release for easier operation under stress or when wearing gloves.

In summary, the Beretta Model 1301 Tactical 12GA stands out as a top-tier option for those seeking a reliable, fast-operating, and user-friendly semi-automatic shotgun. Whether for law enforcement, home defense, or tactical shooting enthusiasts, the 1301 Tactical offers the performance, durability, and quality expected from a brand like Beretta, making it a valued addition to any shooter’s arsenal.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

P.Beretta Model 1301 Tactical 12GA 3” Semi-Auto Shotgun 18.6”
P.Beretta Model 1301 Tactical 12GA 3” Semi-Auto Shotgun 18.6”