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 Post subject: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:28 pm 
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I don't see a lot of posts or anything on the interwebs about this gun.

I've had it now for about a month and put around 2 flats of shells through it so far.

The mega kick off system seems to work pretty well. Its a pain though to put back together after I adjusted the shims. That seems to be the only downside to this gun.

Although it weights 6.6 lbs it doesn't seem very whippy at all.

Does anyone else have one? Why isn't it more popular?




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 Post subject: Re: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Great little gun. A lot of people just go ahead and spring for the 3.5 inch version but there is absolutely nothing wrong with the lite. Same piston technology as the xtreme. Double action bars, kickoff, rotating bolt, optima hp chokes. A solid performer. I had a couple kids on the youth team that shot them and had zero issues through seasons of use.

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 Post subject: Re: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:35 am 
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MyAlias789 wrote:
I don't see a lot of posts or anything on the interwebs about this gun.

I've had it now for about a month and put around 2 flats of shells through it so far.

The mega kick off system seems to work pretty well. Its a pain though to put back together after I adjusted the shims. That seems to be the only downside to this gun.

Although it weights 6.6 lbs it doesn't seem very whippy at all.

Does anyone else have one? Why isn't it more popular?


Agree it is a pain to change the shim on the KO models with it in the stock.
However, once changed, should be good to go.


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 Post subject: Re: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:47 pm 
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I agree those shims can be a little difficult to change. I figure it’s kinda like fishing, you just gotta hold your mouth right.
What I use to help me is a long flat screwdriver that will fit in the backing washer hole but not go all the way through it. It will allow you to press it down and turn it into place. Just take your time, be patient and don’t try to force anything.

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 Post subject: Re: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:38 am 
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I have two and love them. Started with the 20 and after shooting it for a while I bought the 12 gauge as well. Great guns, fun to shoot and I have had zero problems.


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 Post subject: Re: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:48 am 
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Had a bunch of fun this weekend at the sporting clays course and put another 500 rounds through the Beretta. Also went through a box of Kent #4 3" Faststeel. Didn't feel any noticeable amount of recoil in my shoulder but it did rattle my fillings. Maybe i'm just using to tight of a cheek weld?

Still having fun and the ergo's are really working for me.


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 Post subject: Re: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:50 am 
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Turpentine1 wrote:
I agree those shims can be a little difficult to change. I figure it’s kinda like fishing, you just gotta hold your mouth right.
What I use to help me is a long flat screwdriver that will fit in the backing washer hole but not go all the way through it. It will allow you to press it down and turn it into place. Just take your time, be patient and don’t try to force anything.


When I get the KO out, I grind down the nubs for future easy removal.
Should have my new Xtreme Plus this week and I’ll do that when I take it apart to clean.
Wonder if I’ll need less DAC due to the raised rib!


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 Post subject: Re: First Beretta: A400 Lite
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:48 pm 
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I doubt you will need to do anything different. I did end up adding a little cast to mine to tune my poi on the pattern board but I don’t remember which shim I used. I think I used c65 which is what I always need. I then took both beads off as I don’t use beads on anything anymore. The 30” gun I handled the other day felt like it would have been dead on out of the box but it’s not unusual for me to have to add a little extra cast.



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