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Inertia Driven System
Rigorous design, simple construction, easy maintenance and mechanical accuracy guarantee maximum durability and extreme reliability. The cleverness of the Benelli System lies in its rigorous design, simple construction and ease of maintenance. The fast, minimised operating movements combined with mechanical accuracy and essential construction ensure an unaltered working cycle that is perfect every time, maximum strength and utmost reliability.
In-Line Inertia Driven System
In-Line Inertia Driven System: a unique structural balance among semi-automatic shotguns. The In-Line Inertia Driven System mechanism is powered by a single spring that makes it incredibly simple, durable and efficient. The barrel forms a single unit with the receiver and operates coaxially to the new In-Line Inertia Driven Bolt System. Perfect balance for unprecedented accuracy. Perfect force distribution, flawless balance, minimal muzzle rise upon firing.
Argo E System
The gas recovery ARGO E SYSTEM has been revamped in terms of construction geometry, materials and movements. The new piston guarantees perfect operation and the new components made of special material are resistant to corrosion.
Simple, robust, original, clever: these are the peculiarities of the project underlying the A.R.G.O. patent: : A.R.G.O. stands for Auto Regulating Gas Operated. Made of a self adjusting gas system containing a short-stroke piston, A.R.G.O. is placed under the barrel, near the chamber, so as to exploit the hottest gases at a higher pressure. The gases tapped from the barrel expand (in the self adjusting gas system) and rapidly accelerate the stroke of the piston, which simultaneously hits the bolt follower pin and pushes it hard to enough to make it retract. It is self-regulating because the gas inlet valve functions as a regulating valve that expels excess gas during firing. The greater the volume of gas flowing from the barrel, the faster the pin valve opens and allows it to exit, thus decreasing the pressure inside. Self-adjusting, A.R.G.O. guarantees shooting precision, reliability, durability and confirms the technological excellence of Benelli. An operating mechanism that is also appreciated and approved by the Marines.
The innovative progressive recoil absorption system kicks in gradually according to cartridge and ammunition loading. This is the true essence of comfort, an invisible, yet highly sensitive system.
ComforTech 3 is the extreme evolution of the ComforTech system. The most efficient full comfort system in the world. With its improved geometry, ComforTech 3 significantly reduces the perception of recoil and helps re-target faster. Control is optimised in each phase to ensure total comfort for the user. A solution critical to shooting accuracy.
The ComforTech Plus is a recoil reduction system that optimises the revolutionary ComforTech system by further reducing recoil and muzzle climb without any added weight or additional parts. Three innovative components work together: butt plate, comb and the ComforTech™ Plus stock with twelve synthetic side pads that absorb recoil positioned diagonally from stock heel to the back of the grip. ComforTech Plus allows the shooter to maintain a better balance while shouldering the firearm and firing.
The Comfortech System is the first and only patent in the world capable of changing the rules of the shooting game. It is an integrated system made up of stock, butt plate and comb featuring high deformation capacity and capable of absorbing part of the recoil energy during firing. A patent that can offer superior shooting performance in terms of reducing recoil, muzzle climb, alignment and better target acquisition on the following shot. Precise, perfect shots are made even easier.
Benelli's technological evolution has generated the new CombTech comb to reduce the impact on your face. The combination of an elastic structure with an ergonomic system capable of adapting to the shape of your cheekbone and returning instantly to the original position absorbs the impact on your cheek.
Perfect fitting overcomes the traditional barriers of drop and deviation providing easily customised solutions. Fast shouldering and instinctive aiming are ensured by the countless options to fine-tune drop and deviation (40 combinations: 20 rh-20 lh) to your specific needs. Optimum performance and tailored comfort are within your reach.
The patented locking system consists of a plate that perfectly seals the single-piece unit. The firing pressure remains contained in the plate/single-piece assembly, reducing the stress applied to the rotating pins. The 828 U's steel locking system is durable and guarantees the elimination of any mechanical stress on the receiver.
The SpeedBolt system is characterised by a bolt that features a tungsten insert: this makes the cycle faster and the shotgun easier to handle, with less recoil leading to less uplift. SpeedBolt incorporates all the features that a shooter looks for in a semi-automatic. Better balance and less uplift guarantee precise and effective shots.
BE.S.T. is an exclusive Benelli technology to guarantee maximum resistance to corrosion, abrasion, wear and the elements. BE.S.T. surface treatment uses cutting-edge hybrid technology, covered by trade secret. The coating has characteristics similar to those of a diamond when it comes to hardness, resistance and precious finish. BE.S.T. is completely eco-friendly, since the process used involves no dangerous emissions for the environment.
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The Power Bore cryogenic barrel with selected bore and very small diameters ensures greater speed and target penetration. Power Bore Crio: the ideal bore for a perfect hit and to be sure you’ll never miss the target.
In cryogenic technology, the first element you need to consider is the barrel. The expansion caused by friction heat and pressure is limited, so that the barrel can vibrate and expand evenly on firing. The pattern provided by a cryogenic barrel is wider, more regular and more uniform, with pattern centres that will not shift as you fire shot after shot, to the benefit of shooting accuracy. Cryogenic treatment also has positive effects on the life of the barrel, which is more resistant to wear and less susceptible to attack by combustion residues. Benelli was the first company to apply Cryogenic Treatment to the barrel and choke of a light firearm on an industrial scale in order to enhance its ballistic performance.
Free Floating Barrel
The Free-floating barrel system allows unparalleled ballistic precision. The barrel forms a single unit with the receiver cover (Barrel Module) and operates coaxially to the new Vinci Inertia Bolt System. The Free-Floating barrel, without the traditional lug, rests on the receiver with a flat and elongated plug equipped with guides. Thanks to this solution, the barrel is free to vibrate naturally upon firing. With the new attachment system and compact design of the Barrel Module, the Vinci shotgun deliver pattern centres with unparalleled stability and a significant reduction in shot dispersion; regardless of the cartridge payload, be it shot or slug.
The new carbon fibre rib has been restyled and now features a sight that accommodates a high-brightness optical fibre. Hitting your target is easier with EasyAim.
Elegance System is a specific and special treatment that makes the wood more brilliant by bringing out its natural grain. It also guarantees tough resistance to the most adverse climatic conditions.
WoodFx is a laser treatment that enhances and emphasises the wood grain, lending a shiny refined look to stock and fore-end. The wood is more aesthetically pleasing.
AirTouch is a checkering available as standard on all ComforTech grips and fore-ends of inertia shotguns and Argo E Benelli rifles. The aerodynamics of the small spheres ensure superior grip and allow for quick shouldering for a firm, effective and comfortable grip. The AirTouch checkering of the grip ensures that your hand can breathe naturally for a superior grip.
The utmost safety and functionality: fast, easy visibility of the cartridges in the magazine. The Window System has been added to the peculiar technological features of the Benelli semi-automatic. This patented system allows you to see all cartridges present in the magazine through a slot in the lower section of the fore-end. The advantages in terms of safety and functionality are considerable. A bright red signal indicates that the firearm is loaded.
The world's broadest left-handed semi-automatic range, now also in gauge 20. The fast swing and aiming speed of inertia shotguns combine with natural, quick shouldering for left-handed shooters. The cartridge case is ejected from the left, away from your face and out of the field of view. Optimum performance and instinctive comfort for superb left-handed shooting.
Each barrel marked with the lily emblem undergoes National Proof House testing for steel shot ammunition. The Crio Steel Shot chokes feature elongated chamfers to guarantee maximum ballistic performance and resistance when using Steel ammunition.