P.Beretta Model A400 Xcel Vittoria 12 GA 3” Semi-Auto Shotgun 30” Blink

SOLD FOR: $1,200

WOA#: WY240211DS013
Make: Beretta

Model: A400 Xcel Vittoria (Legacy Model)

Serial Number: XA242130

Year of Manufacture: 2020

Gauge:  12 GA, 2 ¾” & 3”

Action Type: Semi-Auto, Mag-Tube Fed

Markings:  The right side of the receiver is marked “BERETTA Xcel XA242130 IT20”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “A400 – Xcel – 12 GA / MADE IN ITALY – PATENTED”.  The Bolt is marked “XA242130” with some proofs and “BLINK”.  The right side of the buttpad is marked “KICK-OFF”.  The left side of the buttpad is marked “PATENTED” with the Beretta Logo. The right side of the barrel is marked “WARNING READ MANUAL BEFORE USE / BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK. MD / ALLOYED CR. MO. QUENCHED HIGH TENSILE STEEL”, “XA242130 IT20 CIP / S” with a 20 date code. The left side of the barrel is marked “SPORTING / BERETTA – GARDONE V.T.- MADE IN ITALY / OB HP 12 Ga. 76 mm for 2 ¾”-.3”-30”-18.6”.  The bottom of the grip is marked “READY FOR GUN POD”.

Barrel Length: 28”  Vented Barrel Rib

Choke:  Threaded for interchangeable chokes.  Comes with IC, IM, and M optima chokes.

Sights / Optics:  The top of the checkered vented barrel rib has a white rod front sight and a bead at the mid length.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are two piece high grade checkered walnut with semi-pistol grip, straight comb, rubber recoil pad, Gun Pod capped grip, checkered forend with finger grooves.  The LOP measures 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttpad.  The stocks rate in Excellent condition.   There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is crisp with only light handling wear.

Type of Finish: Blued Anodized Receiver, Blued Barrel, Purple Anodized charging handle and bolt release.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The smooth bore is bright.  There is no visible erosion.  There are some minor marks in the bore near the chamber.

Overall Condition:  This shotgun retains about 99% of its finish.  There is a scratch on top of the receiver and some operation wear on the top edge of the ejection port.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.  There are minor signs of previous operation.

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:  This shotgun comes with its factory hard case and gun oil.

Our Assessment:

The Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting in 12GA with a 30″ barrel is a premier semi-automatic shotgun designed specifically for clay pigeon shooting and sporting clays, showcasing Beretta’s commitment to creating firearms that blend high performance with cutting-edge technology. This model is part of the A400 series, which has gained widespread acclaim for its reliability, speed, and precision, making it a favorite among competitive shooters and hunting enthusiasts alike.

One of the hallmark features of the A400 Xcel Sporting is its revolutionary Blink gas-operating system, which allows for incredibly fast cycling speeds—up to four shots in less than one second. This system not only enhances the shooter’s ability to make quick follow-up shots but also ensures smooth and reliable operation with a wide range of ammunition, from light target loads to heavier game loads. The integration of Beretta’s proprietary Steelium barrel technology in the 30″ barrel offers superior ballistics, with optimized bore dimensions and a profile that significantly reduces muzzle rise and felt recoil.

The A400 Xcel Sporting is engineered with ergonomics in mind, featuring a sleek, modern design that includes a distinctive blue anodized aluminum alloy receiver, not just for aesthetics but also for durability and corrosion resistance. The gun’s stock and fore-end are crafted from high-quality walnut, finished with Beretta’s Xtra Grain technology, which emphasizes the wood’s natural beauty while providing a comfortable and secure grip.

Additionally, the A400 Xcel Sporting comes equipped with the Kick-Off Mega recoil reduction system, which is integrated into the stock to mitigate felt recoil, making the shooting experience more pleasant and allowing for longer sessions without discomfort. This shotgun also features a Micro-Core recoil pad, further enhancing shooter comfort. Its compatibility with the Beretta Gun Pod 2, a digital shot counter and diagnostics system, reflects the blend of tradition and innovation that characterizes this model.

Overall, this Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting stands out for its superior performance, ease of use, and technological advancements. It is meticulously designed to meet the rigorous demands of competitive clay shooting, offering shooters an exceptional combination of speed, accuracy, and comfort, making every shot count. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

P.Beretta Model A400 Xcel Vittoria 12 GA 3” Semi-Auto Shotgun 30” Blink
P.Beretta Model A400 Xcel Vittoria 12 GA 3” Semi-Auto Shotgun 30” Blink