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Is the Beretta 1201FP and Benelli M1 Super basically the same shotgun?
The Benelli is recoil operated and I think the Beretta 1201FP is as well...it is different than the other Berettas (gas operated) and I know Beretta owns Benelli...I was curious...I have heard GREAT things about the Benelli.
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Hello there silversport I`ll see if I can help you out on your question. Now to the point yes for all intense and purposes they are one in the samn even though they look different and have different company names and different model numbers and all that.They both use the inertia recoil rotary bolt operation principal so both use very few parts to get the job done.Now since Beretta owns both if you have noticed it looks like either Beretta has quit makming new 1201`s to just stick with the Benelli M-1 super 90 series or maybe thye are still making the 1201s but on a more limited situation and just not putting as much energy into the 1201`s since they do have the Benelli line of home defense / military/ law enforcement style of shotguns to keep them busy .
In fact if you go to the Beretta defense web site and it is spelled like this http://www.berettadefence.com and if of coarse you read in english click on the english version and go into their site there you will see that Beretta handles Franchi as well.The models of Franchi combat shotguns they sell are the 612 semi auto defense model and their PA 8 E pump action shotgun . Now you do`nt see a lot of thoes here in America but now especially the PA 8 is a good enough and reliable shotgun that it is popular and sells pretty well over in europe and is used quite often over there.Now the 612 Im` not for sure on but beleive it is used quite a bit too just not for sure though on how much it is used or not used.
Now of coarse they might handle some other models of combat style shotguns from Franchi as well and from some others it`s was just these that they showed examples of and these that I have heard of . Now I do know that the PA 8 or a version there of does come in like a smaller version aka a whipet model like what you could hide under a jacket that sort of short size if you know what I mean. Anyways sorry for the long reply but hope this helps you some.
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What about the Stoeger 2000...same as the Benelli Super Black Eagle or M1 Super 90??? How is the quality of the Turkish gun compared to the Italian Job (I hadda say that!) Curious...
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I own the 1201 FP police model. Most of the hardware that is designed for the Benelli Super 90 will also fit on the 1201FP. Mine actually has a benelli pistol grip full stock (much more comfy than the beretta stock, benelli ghost ring rear sights with front tritium night sight, extended bolt handle, and a 6 round side saddle designed for the benelli. I have shot both weapons, and both of them function flawlessly. In fact they aren't joking on the speed of the action. you can dump the magazine tube before the 1st shell hits the ground. The 1201FP had been an excellent tool for me, as I am a full time police officer and it goes to work with me every day. The beretta is also quite a bit cheaper than the benelli. Give it a look
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