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Benelli Benelli is an Italian firearm manufacturer most well known for high quality shotguns used by military, law enforcement and civilians all over the world. Particularly famous is the Benelli M3 12 gauge, used extensively by American SWAT teams. Benelli recently introduced the Benelli M4 Super 90, an unusual gas operated semi-automatic shotgun intended for military use in urban warfare. Benelli Armi is present in 74 Countries with a capillary sales network that allows it to offer permanent product sales and service assistance. In the USA, the main overseas market, there is a direct sales branch, while in France and Spain the company is in partnership with the Beretta group. Benelli commands more than 20% of the global market for semiautomatic shotguns and in Europe leads the industry sector.

Website: Benelli


Beretta Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta is a major Italian gun manufacturing company. Its weapons are used extensively by civilians, police and militaries around the world. Beretta is among the world's oldest corporations, and has been owned by the same family for nearly 500 years. Beretta production (about 1,500 pieces a day) covers almost the whole range of portable firearms: over-and-under and side-by-side shotguns for hunting and competition in different grades of finishing, autoloaders and pump action guns, express double rifles, semiautomatic pistols (chambered for calibers from .22 Short to .45 Auto), assault rifles. An estimated 90% of Beretta’s production consists of sporting firearms, with more than 75% of arms produced being exported to almost 100 countries.

Website: Beretta


Breda Breda Meccanica Bresciana, widely known simply as Breda, is a large Italian manufacturer of small arms and ammunition. The fame of the BREDA name has been extolled by a vast range of products that include ships’ engines, thermal plants, locomotives, special steels and, of course, weapons. For those interested in the world of game and competition shooting, BREDA above all means “automatic shotguns” to the point that the two concepts tend to overlap. BREDA products are distinguished by the high quality of materials used, precision machining, the severity of the tests they must pass, a sophisticated mechanical action and superb design to give unequalled performance and characteristics.

Website: Breda


Franchi Franchi S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of firearms, most notably various shotguns. Notable Franchi products include the military SPAS-12 and SPAS-15 and the sporting-type long-recoil action AL-48. Franchi are renowned for their semi-automatic shotguns and are a division of Benelli. Franchi also makes over and under shotguns. Franchi, now part of the prestigious Beretta Group; is a continually developing company with a good solid base. Attention to quality, cutting-edge research and rigorous care for products all contribute, day after day, to consolidating Franchi’s fame as one of the brighter, more important stars in the world of firearms.

Website: Franchi

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