SL2 "LAUNCH EDITION"
VICTORY IS OF THE ESSENCE
Beretta releases to the market a new competition over & under platform, the result of centuries-old experience combined with the most modern and exclusive technologies. SL2: the union of the Gardone Val Trompia’s factory's expertise in clay shooting and high-end shotguns. Futuristic lines and innovative technical solutions currently available only to a limited number of customers. This is the "Launch Edition": a limited edition of 50 shotguns divided between Trap, Skeet and Sporting. Compared to the classic version that will be released in 2022, the SL2 Launch Edition receiver surface has been treated with the super-technological DLC finishing, with the glossy black color and the acid green logo added to the bottom of the receiver. The equipment is completed by a dedicated guncase and a customized “congratulation card”.
DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) surface finishing
Innovative anti-glare treatment on the top of the action and opening lever
Innovative design maximizing field view
Grade 4 walnut woods
New forend design
Removable and interchangeable trigger group
Beretta Steelium Pro barrels
The stock and the forendare made of grade 4 walnut wood, finely checkered by hand for a perfect grip: for the Launch Edition all will be tailor-made on the shooter’s needs. The process of material selection starts from the headed stock and is formed under the careful supervision of our gunsmiths, but the process starts much earlier. Pietro Beretta Selection products are subjected to a thorough supply chain control starting from the raw material, they are assembled "in white", this means they are put together before the finishing of all the parts, to ensure that once the oiling is completed, we have a perfect fitting. Another distinctive feature, which shows Beretta's attention to its customers, is being able to provide a manufacturing experience built on decades of close collaboration with the best shooters from around the world. In this way we are not only able to recommend and create the best possible aesthetics, but also to give a product of absolute excellence in terms of performance. The forend comes with a new design and a finger stop in the front: a choice that allows to create maximum ergonomics. The well-proven Beretta MicroCore® recoil pad, known for its excellent recoil absorption and shoulder support, completes the stock-forend system.
The heart of the shotgun is completely new, characterized by a Boss-type locking system with a closing gusset that goes between the first and second barrel, while the base of the sleeve fits into a V-shaped bedding made in the base of the action itself. The surface treatment is the brand new DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) a film of carbon atoms that protects the surface from aging, making it resistant to acids or alkaline or corrosive solutions (eg acid sweat); the main feature of this treatment is its excellent resistance to wear and scratches, so much so that it is widely used for "heavy duty" applications (eg military production). The line of the receiver is innovative with a "sharp" design: on the top the breasts have been reduced to the essentials, which together with a revolutionary anti-glare treatment consisting of micro-pyramids able to break down the light and the very low opening lever design, allows a perfect view of the target even in the most extreme lateral trajectories. The result maximizes the shadow whatever the direction and angle with which the light hits the surface. Next step: applying the same texture to curved surfaces that are difficult to process with laser. Several tests were carried out in this area: being a particularly fine texture to be developed, even a slightly wrong angle of the laser source might interfere with the homogeneous engraving of the surface. Other tests were then carried out to simulate different types of curvatures, until the final result was reached to exclude reflections and excessive brightness whatever the shape of the surface. Finally, the side plates are mirror-polished to contrast with the matte parts, creating the unique elegance of this firearm that we can certainly include as a member of the prestigious "Pietro Beretta Selection".
As for any Beretta shotguns of this range, the trigger group is removable and has leaf springs that always ensure a clean and uniform shot. For the Launch Edition, a second trigger group entirely made of carbon will also be provided.
The barrels are the ultra-tried-and-tested Beretta Steelium Pro, already mounted on the DT11, which accompanied shooters in many international successes and 19 medals (7 Gold; 7 Silver; 5 Bronze) in the last two Olympic cycles of Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, featuring a particularly elongated triple cone with 46 cm total length. The surface treatment consists of a super hand-polish made by the Beretta craftsmen.
The guncase represents a perfect match between innovation and tradition: its carbon shell is the result of Beretta's consolidated know-how on the material, while the inside in black microfiber with SL2 logo in acid green (like on the bottom of the shotgun receiver) is made entirely by hand in the Pietro Beretta Custom Atelier. Also for this element, Beretta wanted to show its ability to be a precursor while maintaining strong link with its origins.