Pennsylvania Game Commission Adopts the Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun
June 8, 2021

Accokeek, MD (June 7, 2021) – Beretta USA, a member of the BDT alliance, was awarded a contract to supply the Pennsylvania Game Commission with a customized Beretta 1301 Tactical shotgun after an extensive testing and evaluation process. The 250 shotguns began to be fielded in May of this year.

“The Pennsylvania Game Commission is excited to make this transition from our legacy pump shotgun and we feel honored to have the opportunity to work with a company like Beretta, who is known for quality, craftsmanship and customer service”, added Warden Travis Pugh, Enforcement Division Chief of the PA Game Commission.

“The transition to the 1301 Tactical has been greatly appreciated by the entire department”, said Stefano Itri, Vice President of BDT Sales, “The lighter weight, softer recoil, reduced muzzle rise, enhanced accuracy and faster follow-up shots require less training to master when compared to the pump action”.

The Beretta 1301 Tactical is designed to meet the needs of the modern law enforcement officer. With an 18.5” barrel and a compact overall length of only 37 1/4”, this lightweight shotgun is fast handling yet controllable. Magazine capacity is 7+1. Beretta’s reliable, field-proven, semi-automatic shotgun features an oversized charging handle, large textured bolt release, and an oversized reversible safety button. The integrated BLINK gas operating system allows the 1301 Tactical to cycle 36% faster than any other shotgun on the market. Special features of the Pennsylvania Game Commission shotguns include a Mesa Tactical Urbino® stock with adjustable cheek piece with LimbSaver® recoil pad and a SureShell® _six-round carrier with an integrated receiver length aluminum Picatinny rail to support mounting optics, lasers or other accessories. A Nordic Components MXT magazine tube extension, multiple swivel attachment points, forward Picatinny rail, and flat dark earth finish, round out the package.

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About Beretta Defense Technologies:

BDT is the strategic alliance of four Beretta Holding defense companies (including Beretta, Benelli, Sako and Steiner) that provide products and services to enable superior performance in the Defense and Law Enforcement communities. State-of-the-art machinery, extensive research and development capabilities, and long-standing worldwide experiences allow BDT products to respond to the ever-changing needs of defense and security personnel. These Beretta companies employ nearly 600 individuals within the United States with locations in Colorado, Ohio, Vermont, Tennessee, Maryland, New York, Texas, and Virginia. Beretta USA Corp., 17601 Beretta Drive, Accokeek, MD 20607