A400 Xplor Unico


A400 Xplor Unico: Semiauto Power, Updated Classic Looks

The A400 Xplor Action is a semi-automatic shotgun that will be equally at home on an upland, duck or small game hunt as well as at the clay range.


It incorporates all the advantages of the revolutionary A400 concept--low profile action, light weight, lightning-fast follow-up shots, low recoil, easy maintenance--and combines them with the classic looks of blue steel and walnut stock. But even here, Beretta has an eye towards innovation, offering updated lines and checkering, as well as a contrasting-color receiver. Available in 12, gauge with 26,” 28” or 30” barrel, the A400 Xplor Unico defines performance and versatility in a semiauto.


Trim-ActionFast, Versatile, Trim Action

The A400 is a gas-operated action that was built for speed, reliability and versatility. Featuring the Blink technology, it is capable of firing 4 shells in less than 1 second, giving you the fastest follow-up shots of any shotgun on the market. Also, with this shotgun you can safely fire lead and steel shot, as well as chamber the best shell for the job regardless of length (2 ¾” to 3 ½ ”) or power (mild for target to hard-hitting for hunting). Last but not least, the A400 action is light and trim, making this shotgun’s balance, swing and pointability an absolute best in its class.


Advanced Recoil Reducing Devices (70% Reduction)Recoil-Reducing

While only weighing 7.1 lbs, the A400 Xplor Unico features multiple recoil-reducers that greatly diminish the impact of each shot on your shoulder (by as much as 70%). Inside the stock, there are hydraulic shock-absorbers that--much like in a modern luxury car--absorb the impact of any sudden bump, giving your shoulder a “smooth ride.” Also, the buttpad’s Micro-Core technology adds extra softness between you and any recoil that is left, while still allowing the shotgun to slide up effortlessly to your shoulder without the gummy friction of other pads.


Recoil-Classic-LookUpdated Classic Looks, Easy Maintenance

With its contrasting-color receiver, its classic Beretta blue barrel and the updated lines of the stock, the A400 Xplor Unico is an elegant gun that will speak of your refined taste. The checkering gives you secure purchase while pointing and shooting, and on the fore-end it features the Beretta Trident logo. Keeping this shotgun as good as new after a long day on the field or at the range is quick and easy: you can field-strip the A400 Xplor without any tools, and it comes apart in only five components that are a snap to reassemble. All these features make the A400 Xplor Unico the best and most versatile wood-blue semiauto shotgun for a variety of hunting and sporting purposes. 

For a variant of this shotgun, check out the A400 Xplor Action, which is also available in 20- and 28-gauge configurations.

Model Code Model MSRP Action Barrel Length Gauge
J40UY10 A400 XPLOR UNICO KO USD 1850.00 OBF-HP3 30" 12
J40UY18 A400 XPLOR UNICO KO USD 1850.00 OBF-HP3 28" 12
J40UY16 A400 XPLOR UNICO KO USD 1850.00 OBF-HP3 26" 12
J40UA18 A400 XPLOR UNICO USD 1750.00 OBF-HP3 28" 12
Barrel length (cm) 66/71/76
Barrel length (in) 26/28/30
Chamber (mm) UNICO (70, 76, 89)
Chamber (in) UNICO (2" 3/4, 3", 3" 1/2)
Choke OCHP
Gauge 12
Lylium Y
Rib 6x6
Barrel length (cm) 66/71/76
Barrel length (in) 26/28/30
Chamber (mm) UNICO (70, 76, 89)
Chamber (in) UNICO (2" 3/4, 3", 3" 1/2)
Choke OCHP
Gauge 12
Lylium Y
Rib 6x6

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1. Blink: 4 Shots in Less than 1 Second

Blink technology allows the A400-series shotgun to fire up to four shots in less than one second, cycling positively and reliably. This is the fastest semiauto action on the market, and its advantages are tremendous both in the field and at the range.

2. Form Weight Functionality

The A400 series is like a species that has evolved into an unprecedented degree of efficiency. There is not an inch or an ounce of material that is not essential for the job--hitting the target reliably and consistently. Only a company with 500 years of experience can deliver this kind of faultlessness.

3. Kick Off

One of the revolutionary aspects of the A400 line is its recoil reduction system. Inside the stock, there are hydraulic shock-absorbers that--much like in a modern luxury car--absorb the impact of any sudden bump, giving your shoulder a “smooth ride.”

4. Kick Off 3

Laboratory tests have shown two distinct peaks in recoil. The explosion of the ammunition is the first; the impact of the bolt against the receiver is the second. Kick-Off 3 is a third hydraulic damper that cushions this stress on the mechanical components and further reduces recoil by an additional 10% for a total recoil reduction of 70%.

5. Micro Core

The Micro Core recoil pad gives you two substantial advantages. The first is dramatic recoil reduction, thanks to the soft Micro Core polymer that expands on a wide area under recoil; the second is that, while soft, the polymer will not snag or catch on your clothes while shouldering the gun.

6. Optima-Bore HP

Optima-Bore HP choke geometry was conceived to offer the best ballistic performance available, with steel or lead shot. Thanks to its design, shot pattern remains perfectly uniform whatever the shell size or load, giving you consistency and accuracy on the hunt and at the range. Optima-Bore HP choke tubes further enhance the effect.

7. Steelium

Steelium is a patented tri-alloy steel specifically developed by Beretta for shotgun barrels. This special blend of steels is extremely light while offering high resistance to deformation, as well as durability. For the shooter, this means patterns remaining consistent overtime, and a shotgun that will last for generations.

8. Unico: All 12-ga Loads in a Single Shotgun

The Unico system is designed to give hunters unprecedented versatility. You can reliably feed any type of 12-gauge shell—lead or steel, mild 2 ¾” to hard-hitting 3 ½” magnums.

9. Versatility

Whether you hunt (and whatever you hunt) or break clays, the A400 Xplor Unico will give you an advantage over your friends or your competitors. This is a shotgun with no weaknesses--in the best Beretta tradition.

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