Low prices on the Beretta AL391 Xtrema2 start at Champion Firearms- The Beretta family has been making guns in Italy's Gardone Valley since the early 1500s and is the oldest company of any kind in the world.
In 1999, Beretta made its already great 390 series auto even better and dubbed it the AL391 Urika. The 391 handles beautifully, thanks to its slimmed-down forearm and light weight. The Beretta 391 Urika is simple, soft-shooting, and reliable. It is also one of the easiest auto loaders to take down and clean, and can also go longer periods between cleanings.
A recoil damper in the receiver eases stress on internal parts as well as on your shoulder. The Beretta AL391 Urika has an aluminum receiver, which reduces the weight of the gun-- making it lighter than most other models in its class without compromising strength. The tube fed magazine holds three shells, providing a total capacity of four rounds. The Beretta AL391 has a magazine cut-off, which can be engaged to remove or replace a chambered shell without feeding a new round from the magazine.
The unique Beretta gas operation system, used for over 40 years on about two million semiautomatic shotguns, sports a self cleaning and self compensating gas valve. This newest version of the Beretta AL391 uses an updated gas system referred to as "SPIN-CLEANER SELF-CLEANING VALVE PISTON". The new piston features numerous innovations: four flexible tabs (which positively adhere to the gas cylinder walls and adapt to the pressure of different loads), a higher number of self-cleaning scraper bands on the piston guide bushing (which clean the piston), scraper front dents (which keep the piston clean from combustion residues) and four angled slots on the piston walls (which induce its rotation). The new Beretta AL391 gas sytem reduces maintenance by 50% and improves reliability by over 40%.
In addition to self- cleaning, the Beretta AL391 gas valve provides the advantage of automatically compensating for shot shells with different charges, thereby adjusting for different amounts of recoil. The compensating gas valve is designed to cycle the action reliably (when using a wide variety of shells) and minimize felt recoil. This valve either vents excess gases of the most powerful cartridges, preserving the shotgun from unnecessary wear and increasing its life, or utilizes all the power of the weakest shotshells. The Beretta AL391 series is considered the most advanced gas operated semi- automatic shotgun ever produced.