The 1301 Viper is Beretta’s gas operated semi-automatic shotgun designed for hunting and predator hunting applications. Engineered to be ultra-reliable and easy to use, it has all the features that a modern shotgun should offer—and more. And thanks to its compact size, it is ideal for negotiating tight spaces (like hunting blinds) as well as for being safely stored away when not needed. Right out of the box, the 1301 Viper features an over-sized charging handle, large textured bolt release and an over-sized reversible safety button. This makes it easy to use under most weather or lighting conditions—your hands will always be able to positively and safely grip it and operate the controls. Also, the aggressive checkering on the fore-end and stock makes it easy to gain a secure grip even while wearing gloves. As far as sighting, the 1301 Viper features a robust, protected ghost-ring system with an interchangeable front sight, giving the user the opportunity to adapt it to its intended use, whatever the conditions. The integrated BLINK gas operating system, featuring a cross tube gas piston, allows the 1301 Viper to cycle 36% faster than any other shotgun on the market. Regardless of the use, with a 1301 Viper you will always know that you have the best of Beretta to rely upon—with its unmatched 500 years of experience, passion and know-how. The versatile 1301 Viper features the new Western Viper camo pattern by True Timber and has been used extensively by Brian “Pigman” Quaca. NOTE FOR U.S. CUSTOMERS: In conformance to federal law, the magazine-extension tube is available only as an after-market accessory that the customer may purchase separately and install.