Beretta A391 Xtrema
Soft-shooting, heavy-duty, reliable, and brain-dead-easy to clean, Beretta's Xtrema represents quite possibly the final word in 31/2-inch autos. Externally, the Xtrema looks like a bulkier 391 Urika. Inside, it's an entirely different design, combining a rotary bolt (¿¿ la Benelli) with a simple, foolproof gas system. When you take the Xtrema apart, it breaks down into just three pieces, counting the barrel. The action arms, bolt, and return spring are all one assembly; pull out the operating rod and the whole works comes out in one easy-to-maintain piece. Take the metal ring out of the gas cylinder, scrub it, clean the inside of the cylinder, wipe off the magazine tube, and that's all it takes to keep this remarkably uncomplicated shotggun running smoothly.