Beretta's 1301 Tactical gas operated semi-automatic shotgun is designed for law-enforcement and home-defense. It is engineered to be ultra-reliable, easy to use, has all the features that a modern tactical shotgun should offer, and a compact size, making it ideal for negotiating tight spaces. The integrated Blink gas operating system, featuring a cross tube gas piston, allows the 1301 Tactical to cycle 36 percent faster than any other shotgun on the market. The 1301 Tactical features an oversized charging handle, large textured bolt release and an oversized reversible safety button. Its aggressive checkering on the fore-end and stock makes it easy to gain a secure grip even while wearing gloves. The stock is also adjustable for length of pull with provided spacers, and the drop and cast are adjustable as well. Its barrel features a ghost-ring rear with an interchangeable front sight, and interchangeable choke system. Included is an OptimaBore, HP Improved Cylinder (flush configuration). The receiver is constructed of an aircraft-grade aluminum with a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail, making it a snap to add optics without modification to the shotgun. This 12 gauge model has a FDE finish, 18.5" barrel, and a 3" chamber.