AL 391 Light: Featherweight 20-Gauge for Birds, Small Game and More
The AL 391 is a gas-operated semiauto shotgun chambered in 20 gauge and designed to be light, easy to carry and quick to handle. Behind its attractive exteriors which feature a satin nickel-phosphate receiver and California walnut stock, this shotgun conceals its toughness and extreme capability.
With its impeccable balance, self-cleaning action and ability of handling any kind of 20-gauge shell, the AL 391 Light is a wonderful choice for a variety of hunting situations as well as the clay range. Also, it is the ideal choice for first-time adult shooters as well as hunters who appreciate low recoil while demanding full performance.
Low Weight, Great Balance, Lively Handling
The AL 391 light weighs only a touch above 6 lbs, and bringing it to the shoulder will feel absolutely natural to experienced shooters and novices alike. The point of balance is right where the front of the receiver joins with the wood of the fore-end, while there is still enough liveliness in the forward portion of the gun to keep the supporting hand engaged. Thanks to the low profile of the action, the synergy between the eye and the supporting hand is maximized, making this gun extremely easy to point and shoot.
Versatility for Hunting, Target-Shooting
This shotgun is capable of handling 20-gauge shells of different power--all with equal reliability. From mild target loads to the hardest-hitting hunting cartridge, the AL 391 Light will keep functioning and feeding all day long. This will bring out the true versatility of the 20 gauge, a splendid cartridge whose performance overlaps that of its bigger and smaller counterparts (the 12 and 28 gauge respectively). But even in spite of its lightness, this shotgun will always feel mild to the shoulder: the soft recoil pad is made of technologically-advanced materials that greatly expand under stress and reduce recoil to negligible levels.
Clean-Shooting and Durable
Many traditional shooters think that gas-operated shotguns shoot inherently “dirtier” than recoil-operated guns, and that frequent cleaning is needed to keep the gun operating at top performance during a long shoot. With Beretta, this is not the case. The action of the AL 391 Light is self-cleaning: the piston features a compensating valve that redirects pressure to the outside, keeping the action clean and contributing to the durability of the gun. All this makes this shotgun a perfect companion for upland hunts and days at the range, as well as the perfect shotgun for smaller women or those who don’t need the full power of a 12-gauge.