The DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating is a thin film of amorphous carbon which, in contact with certain materials such as steel, is capable of transferring many of the beneficial properties commonly associated with natural diamonds, namely hardness and resistance to ageing, rust, impacts, scratches and chemical substances such as alkaline or acid solutions. Already used in various technologically advanced sectors such as the automotive, medical and racing industries, DLC is today the most durable, innovative and ecological coating that Beretta can apply to its products. Its shiny, reflective black appearance, combined with the mirror-polished sideplates to contrast with the matte parts transforms this product into a modern, contemporary design object.
The stock and the forend are made of grade 4 walnut wood, finely checkered by hand for a perfect grip: for the Launch Edition all is tailor-made on the shooter’s needs. The forend comes with a new design and a finger stop in the front: a choice that allows to create maximum ergonomics.
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.
As for any Beretta shotgun 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 fiber is also 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.