Beretta's shotguns are a household name among clay pigeon shooters and hunters. It is absolute top quality for a very reasonable price. It is not for nothing that Beretta's shotguns are omnipresent on the clay pigeon track and in the field. The company is one of the oldest family businesses in Europe and has been in the Beretta family for 15 generations. Its origins date back to the 14th century, when a descendant of the Beretta family started an arms forge in the Italian village of Gardone Valtrompia. Today Beretta produces about 1500 weapons per day and its range covers almost the entire range of portable weapons: superpose and juxtapose rifles for hunting and competition in different calibres, semi-automatic rifles and carbines, double rifles, semi-automatic pistols (from.22 short to .45 automatic calibres) and other rifles. It is estimated that 90% of Beretta's production today consists of sporty firearms, with more than 75% exported to around one hundred countries.
Beretta's success in the market for military and police weapons is matched by its success in competitive shooting sports. Beretta won the first Olympic gold medal in clay pigeon shooting in Melbourne in 1956, followed by frequent victories in major international competitions. Beretta won medals at the Olympic Games in Rome (1960), Munich (1972), Montreal (1976), Moscow (1980), Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and Beijing 2008, not to mention the many medals won at the World Championships since 1978. At the 2012 London Olympics, Beretta confirmed his top position in the sports sector by winning the gold, silver and bronze medals. Beretta hunting rifles have won more international competitions than any other brand.
But Beretta is also unbeatable in hunting practice. For example, the DT11 is an ideal shotgun for goose hunting and is used to the satisfaction of hunters who can also be found regularly on the clay-pigeon track. The Beretta DT11 is factory optimised in terms of balance and gives less kickback than the average clay pigeon weapon. The DT11 is made of high-quality materials and has a removable trigger system. The weapon is supplied with 5 exchange coke. The wood is hand finished, giving the Beretta DT11 a particularly beautiful appearance. Another excellent shotgun is the Berreta 692 sporting. This is a double-barrelled 'Over and Under' shotgun (bock rifle) specially developed for clay pigeon shooting. With the Beretta 692 Sporting Beretta wants to offer a good quality weapon for a reasonable price. The barrels have a longer conical profile. This ensures an improved and even pressure build-up and less kickback.
The Beretta 692 can optionally be delivered with an adjustable butt. The height and bending of the pump can be individually adjusted and this model has an adjustable cheekpiece.