The best semi-auto shotgun in the world today, the Beretta 1301 Tactical, just got a surprise update in the form of the Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2. In recent years, while the original 1301 Tactical was considered the best tactical/home defense shotgun in the world, a lot of buzz has been around its more recent and less expensive Beretta a300. This timely 2024 refresh puts the Beretta 1301 back in its rightful spotlight with a few small, but smart upgrades. If you’ve been on the fence about a new shotgun, now is the time to dive in, especially with Dirty Bird having them currently in stock at the link below.
Why Invest in a Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2?
A quality shotgun is timeless, and the Beretta 1301 Tactical qualifies. In terms of performance, looks and feel, this new shotgun is an instant classic and one you can purchase with total confidence. Dirty Bird Industries is honored to be among the first stocking dealers of this new shotgun, which is now available for immediate purchase below.
Beretta 1301 Tactical MOD 2
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There will always be a debate when it comes to what the best semi-auto shotgun is, but for our money, we’d lean Beretta 10 times out of 10. Yes, many love the Benelli, but in 2024, there’s a strong argument to be made that the Beretta 1301 is the current king of shotguns. We’re looking to take a few shotgun classes in 2024, and perhaps even replace our home defense AR with a Beretta 1301 loaded with 00-buck. As such, the announcement of the Mod 2 comes at a perfect time. We’d been saving for a standard 1301, so the announcement of the Mod 2 has been a welcome treat.
If we sound excited, it’s true, and in this case, the excitement is justified. This is truly the case of the best betting even better. If you’re new to shotgun, just know that in the world of home defense, the Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2 Shotgun stands out as a top choice for its reliability, ease of use, and rapid follow-up shot capability. It was our top choice in our recent article highlighting the best semi-auto shotguns on the market. It also has a stellar reputation among those who use shotguns professionally. It’s a proven shotgun that you can bet your life on. Let’s take a brief look at some of the features of the new Beretta:
Key Features of the Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2 Shotgun
- B-Link Gas Operating System: The B-Link gas operating system, found in both the Beretta A400 and 1301 semiauto shotguns, is known for its fast, reliable, and intelligent cycling process. It’s self-cleaning and has earned a reputation as the most dependable gas operating system in the world. This is not marketing hype, but rather fact based on countless man-hours spent with the B-link system in the field.
- Enhanced Forend: The Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2 features an aggressive knurling on the forend, providing a secure grip for the user. It also includes three M-LOK sections for convenient attachment options. With advanced recoil mitigation techniques like the Push-Pull technique taught by pros like Matt and Rob Haught, this enhanced forend makes a lot of sense and is a welcome upgrade.
- Semi-Flat Tactical Trigger: The new trigger design offers a crisp break with minimal reset, ensuring smooth and accurate shooting. The semi-flat face also promises to make shooting even faster. That said, the original 1301 was already one of the fastest-shooting shotguns we’ve ever seen.
- Rotating Bolt: The combination of the B-Link gas system and the rotating bolt ensures swift, reliable, and intelligent cycling, making the 1301 Tactical Mod 2 an ideal choice for home defense. We much prefer this system to inertia-based semi-auto shotguns.
- User-Friendly Controls: The enlarged and checkered controls, including the bolt handle, bolt release, and safety, are easily accessible and provide a firm grip for improved handling.
- Compact Design: The 1301 Tactical Mod 2’s compact size makes it perfect for navigating tight spaces, while the polymer stock and forend offer maximum stability and handling comfort.
- Customizable Stock: The stock can be adjusted in drop, cast, and length of pull with the addition of spacers, ensuring a perfect fit for the user.
Why Choose the Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2 for Home Defense?
The Beretta 1301 Tactical is widely considered one of the best home defense shotguns on the market today due to its reliability, ease of use, and rapid follow-up shot capability. Some may have doubts about the reliablity and ease-of-use of a semi-auto shotgun. But consider that under stress, newcomers may potentially encounter a mechanical error when racking the pump, which can be a critical issue in high-pressure situations. In contrast, semi-autos simplify the defensive process, allowing you to focus on aiming and pressing the trigger without worrying about manually racking the slide. This ease of use can be crucial for beginners, enhancing their home defense capabilities.
The bottom line is that if you do opt for the Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2, while it’s simple to operate, you are still going to want to master its quirks. You’ll want to be familiar with how it operates. This is not the kind of shotgun you load up, toss in the back of the closet and forget about. Thankfully, you can learn the basic manipulation skills at home. After that, as with any firearm you are going to bet your life on, we’d strongly encourage you to seek out professional training. When it comes to shotguns, many fancy themselves experts, not realizing they don’t know what they don’t know. Don’t make that mistake. When you buy the Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2, you are buying the best. Take it to the next level by training with it and mastering it to the best of your ability.
In conclusion, the Beretta 1301 Tactical Mod 2 Shotgun is an excellent choice for home defense, offering superior performance, reliability, and ease of use. Its advanced features and customizable design make it a top pick for those looking to protect their homes and loved ones.