Low prices on the Benelli Ultra Light start at Champion Firearms- Benelli is an Italian firearms manufacturer located in Urbino, Italy and is world famous for producing high quality hunting, military and law enforcement shotguns. Benelli shotguns utilize a unique short stroke inertia operating system.
Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Physics, "The Law of Inertia”, simply states that an object in motion (the bolt) has a tendency to stay in motion until acted upon by an another force (the recoil spring). Benelli has harnessed this basic law of physics in their Inertia Driven system to operate the world’s fastest, simplest and most reliable semi-automatic shotguns. The Inertia system never needs adjusting and will cycle anything from field to magnum loads with consistent reliability-- year after year. In fact, there are Inertia Driven Benelli shotguns that have fired over 500,000 rounds and still functioning perfectly today.
Benelli's Inertia Driven operating system is simple with only three primary parts: the bolt body, the inertia spring and the rotating bolt head. With a greatly reduced mass and number of moving parts, Inertia Driven is faster. Because it's inertia and not gas operation, Benelli shotguns run smoother and cleaner. Gas, smoke and burnt powder stay in the barrel where they belong, rather than being channeled into the action as they are in gas systems. In addition, because there are no additional moving parts to fail like gas rings, sleeves, cylinders, ports or rubber o-rings, Benelli shotguns are much more reliable.
The vault- like locking lugs on the inertia system’s rotating bolt head are a tight steel-to-steel lockup inside the barrel, and engage even tighter when fired. TheInertia Driven system is not only incredibly simple, but it is also lightweight-- allowing Benelli shotguns to be some of the lightest semi-automatic shotguns ever produced. With no springs, action bar linkage or heavy gas cylinder under the forend, Benelli’s shotguns balance like a high performance shotgun should-- perfectly.