A400 Lite Synthetic: All-Purpose Semiauto Shotgun
The Beretta A400 Lite Synthetic is a hunting shotgun that does it all--and that doesn’t mind playing hard and getting dirty.
After a demanding day upland hunting in the tall grass, waterfowling in the marshes or breaking clays at the range, the A400 is just as happy being tossed in the back of the truck for the drive home. It is not simply a black synthetic version of the A400 family, as it incorporates a boatload of special features like cross-tube piston giving you a 4+1 shot capacity, a new checkering pattern for better gripping, advanced recoil reduction, light weight, Optima HP choke system and the revolutionary smartphone-compliant Gunpod 2 to keep track of (and share!) your shooting activities. It is a workhorse--but a workhorse with an impressive pedigree.
A400 Lite is now available in a compact model. This is a modular version of the A400 Lite that features a barrel extension and the ability to upgrade to a full size, Kick-Off stock as the shooter grows. Available in 20ga with 24 or 26” barrels, the length of pull on the A400 Lite Compact is 12.5” (vs. 14.5” for the standard A400 Lite.
Fast, Versatile, Light and Low-Recoiling
With its Blink gas-operating system, the A400 is the fastest semiauto action on the market, capable of delivering 4 shots in less than one second. Just as importantly, its 3” chamber will reliably feed and fire different-purpose shells (2 ½” or 3”) from heavy-hitting rounds to light target loads. And as an all-purpose shotgun, it combines low weight (6.6 lbs) with low recoil, so that it can be easily carried around on the most strenuous adventures without ever being punishing on the shoulder. This is because it sports two advanced recoil-reducing devices--the Kick-Off system within the buttstock (which absorbs up to 50% of recoil) as well as a super-soft, no-snag Micro Core recoil pad.
Easy and Low-Maintenance
In the hands, the A400 Lite Synthetic feels like an extension of your body. Beretta has researched and created a new “S Grip” checkering pattern that gives you a wonderfully-positive hold (even with gloves) while being much easier to wipe clean than conventional checkering. An adjustable shim system also enables you to customize the fit for drop and cast, while a highly-visible fiberoptic sight at the end of the gun’s ventilated rib helps you keep your eyes on the target. The A400 action is self-cleaning, so it requires much less maintenance than any other shotgun you’ll ever own; but when you take this gun apart you’ll be amazed by the intuitive simplicity of the tool-free field-stripping process and by what little maintenance the A400 Lite Synthetic requires.
GunPod2: Your Digital Hunting Diary
The A400 Lite Synthetic comes with a built-in GunPod2 unit, a Bluetooth-compliant electronic unit that transmits all the information you want about your hunt to a smartphone app (included). This cool device lets you create a map of your hunt, drop a pin where you took your best shots, help you remember where the game was and immortalize each shot with a photo, video, or note. You can also instantly share any part of this on Facebook and other social-media venues, so that your buddies who stayed home can see what they missed. In all, the A400 Lite Synthetic is a modern, dynamic, sporty do-it-all that is eager to share your adventures and help you brag about them.
1. Micro Core
The patented Micro Core buttpad on the A400 Lite Synthetic gives you exceptional softness while easily sliding to your shoulder when you mount the gun--without snagging on your clothes, regardless of material.
2. Adjustable Shim System / Reversible Safety
A shim system that comes as an accessory included with the shotgun enables you to adjust the stock for drop and cast, meaning that you can turn the gun into a true extension of your body, as well as make it left-handed if you need to. For that purpose, the safety is also user-reversible without any gunsmithing.
3. Blink Gas System
The revolutionary Blink gas-operating system gives you all the advantages of an inertia-operated action, plus the capability of shooting 4 rounds in less than one second. This concept has truly changed the gas vs. inertia game, also giving you faster follow-up shots than any shotgun on the market as well as a self-cleaning piston that requires very little maintenance.
4. S Grip Checkering
At Beretta, we believe that form follows function, and it is along these lines that we have designed a new "S Grip" checkering pattern. This gives you a positive purchase on the stock (even while wearing gloves) plus the ability to easily wipe it clean with a cloth, without needing a brush to get mud completely off. Cool-looking and easy-maintenance, just the way you like it.
5. OptimaChoke HP
Beretta Optima-Choke HP tubes are designed to give you accuracy and durability. Manufactured from high strength steel and finished in a nickel-alloy coating, these chokes guarantee significant corrosion resistance and have the ability to withstand the rigors of steel shot.
6. Cross-Tube Piston
The cross-tube piston gas-operating system of the A400 is designed to feed positively regardless of load used. Skeptics used to shoot recoil-operated shotguns are amazed by the A400's ability to flawlessly cycle even the lightest target loads.
7. 3" Chamber
The A400 Lite Synthetic gives you a 3" chamber, but you are not confined to shooting 3" shells only. Its action is designed to feed reliably any sort of shell from 2 3/4" to 3" and from light target to magnum hunting loads. Oh, and you can feed this shotgun steel shot all day long, since the action and the barrel are engineered to last a lifetime.