SHOT 2014 — Benelli Introduces its New 2014 Line-up of Reliable Shotguns

Benelli introduces its new 2014 line-up of reliable shotguns.

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The ETHOS is the perfect balance of art and technology.

ETHOS—The Perfect Balance of Art and Technology

The ETHOS is the culmination of Benelli’s latest innovations, refinements and design superiority, all centered around the core—Inertia Driven® System—the most reliable shotgun operating system ever created The ETHOS features beautifully figured AA-Grade European walnut and the patented Progressive Comfort®  recoil reduction system. The ETHOS features a replaceable carbon fiber rip that reduces overall weight. The interchangeable front sight enables shooters to quickly switch between red, green or yellow fiber-optics. The ETHOS is available with a 26- or 28-inch barrel and a anodized or nickel-plated receiver with blued barrel. MSRP is listed at $1999 for the black anodized receiver and $2199 for the nickel-plated model.

Common specifications

  • Gauge: 12
  • Chamber: 3″
  • Capacity: 4+1
  • Sights: Interchangeable fiber optic front
  • Length of pull: 14-3/8″
  • Minimum recommended load: 7/8 ounce
  • Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.
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Benelli introduces the Vinci Tactical 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun.

Vinci Tactical 12-Gauge Semi-automatic

The Benelli designers have taken the tried and true features of that rugged, bird- and target-busting Vinci and incorporated them into a new version called the Vinci Tactical. A pistol grip stock, Picatinny rail and ghost-ring sights contribute to the attributes tactical shooters seek—superior balance, lightweight, reduced recoil and minimal muzzle climb. This is what Benelli calls Practical Speed Performance™ or “PSP™,” which is the real performance timeline of “speed,” and includes quickness of mount, immediate target acquisition, fast fire, instant recovery and rapid, reliable follow-up shots. The Vinci Tactical is also available with the QuadraFit buttstock and ComforTech Plus, which cushions recoil for quicker shooting. Like the original Vinci, the superbly balanced Vinci Tactical embodies all the features that make this semi-auto the most reliable, softest kicking, fastest shooting, lightweight tactical shotgun in the world. MSRP is listed at $1599.

Common specifications

  • Capacity: 3+1
  • Sights: red bar front and metal bead mid sights
  • Length of pull: 14-3/8″
  • Minimum recommended load: 3-dram, 1 ounce
  • Overall length: 45.75″
  • Weight: 6.7 lbs.
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Benelli now offers the Performance Shop M2 3-Gun edition shotgun.

Performance Shop M2 3-Gun Edition

Benelli’s M2 has passed the tests of time, establishing a stellar reputation as the shotgun of choice for serious 3-gun competitors. Now, Benelli takes the M2 to the next level with the issue of the Performance Shop M2 3-Gun Edition, the ultimate tactical competition gun that’s simply perfect. Like all Benelli’s the heart of the M2 3-Gun Edition is its ultra-reliable Inertia Driven® System. It also incorporates custom parts from Nordic Components that promote efficient handling and enhanced performance. A larger bolt release, called a Speed Button eliminates fumbling during reloads and the loading port has been widened, edges beveled and the carrier modified to assist with the speed and ease of loading the magazines. A HiViz Comp green LitePipe front sight makes target acquisition quick in low-light conditions. MSRP is listed at $2199.

Common specifications

  • Capacity: 3+1
  • Sights: HiViz Comp sight
  • Length of pull: 14-1/2″
  • Minimum recommended load: 3-dram, 1-1/8 ounce
  • Barrel length: 21″
  • Overall length: 42-1/2″
  • Weight: 7 lbs.


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Benelli USA brands offered in Realtree Max-5 camo.

Benelli USA Brands Offered in Realtree® MAX-5™ Camo

Benelli USA, an acknowledged leader in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that for 2014, several models of Benelli, Franchi and Stoeger shotguns will be offered in the brand new MAX-5™ camo waterfowl pattern by Realtree®. The Benelli models available in MAX-5™ will include the Super Black Eagle II, M2 Field in 12 and 20 gauge, Super Vinci, Vinci, Super Nova, and Nova. The Franchi models available in MAX-5™ will include the Intensity, Franchi’s new 3 ½-inch Intertia Driven® powerhouse, and the Affinity in 12 and 20 gauge Stoeger’s models available in MAX-5™ include the M3500, M3000, M3020 and P350. Realtree Max-5 is considered the ultimate waterfowl pattern. “”Concealment is key for hunting waterfowl successfully,” says Tom Kaleta, Benelli USA’s VP of Marketing. “We believe our shotguns with Max-5 will provide our customers with that extra edge of total concealment, which puts them that much closer to bagging their limits.”

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