Loading And Firing

WARNING: Read and familiarize yourself with the loading and unloading procedure for this shotgun by reading this manual prior to using the shotgun. Do not use a loaded firearm until you can perform these procedures correctly. Before loading the gun, make sure that the safety is engaged. Always point the firearm in a safe direction! Always check the barrel prior to loading to make sure that it is clean and free of obstructions.

WARNING: Keep your fingers away from the trigger guard whenever you do not intend to fire.

WARNING: The shooter and bystanders must always wear eye and hearing protection. Particles of shot, lead, powder, lubricant, etc. may cause injury to persons. Hearing protection reduces the risk of hearing damage caused by exposure to shooting noise.

• Break open the barrel by lowering the opening lever (Fig. 15).

• Engage the safety by pushing the safety button on the side of the trigger guard until the red ring disappears completely (Fig. 17).

WARNING: When the safety button shows the red ring, the safety is disengaged and the shotgun is ready to fire.

WARNING: The manual safety is merely a mechanical device and is in no way a substitute for the application of the Basic Safety Rules of firearm handling.

NOTICE: The safety can only be engaged with the hammer cocked.

• Remove the snap cap from the cartridge chamber, if present.

• Check the inside of the barrel. Hold the barrel up to the light and look through it from the rear end to make sure it is free from obstructions.

• Insert the first cartridge in the chamber (Fig. 18).

• Place the second cartridge on the carrier (Fig. 19).

• Push the cartridge right down onto the carrier (Fig. 20).

• Lever the barrel upward to close the shotgun.

CAUTION: The shotgun is correctly closed when the surface of the top rib near the barrel extension is in line with the upper part of the receiver. Check that the gun is closed by trying to break open the barrel.

WARNING: The firearm is now loaded and ready to fire after disengaging the ■ manual safety. Always keep your fingers and everything else away from the trigger ■ whenever you do not intend to fire the gun. Point the barrel in a safe direction.

NOTICE: Beretta assumes no responsibility for any injury or property damage resulting from improper or careless handling, intentional or accidental discharge of the firearm.

• To grip the shotgun correctly, place the front hand (the one on the fore-end) in front of the position indicator (see arrow in Fig. 21) in order to keep the hand away from the ejection port.

• When you are ready to fire, disengage the safety and pull the trigger.

• After firing the first cartridge, release the trigger completely to re-set the gun for the next shot.

The gun will fire first the cartridge in the chamber and then automatically feed in the cartridge on the cartridge carrier.

If you do not intend to fire the second cartridge, engage the safety with the gun pointed in a safe direction and your fingers away from the trigger. If you wish to continue firing, place another cartridge on the carrier and push it as described above. If you have finished firing, unload the gun as described in the section below.

I WARNING: After firing the last cartridge, the breech bolt closes automatically: so " there is NO indication that the cartridge chamber is empty.

I WARNING: If the shotgun does not fire on a live cartridge when the trigger is 1 pulled, activate the safety, wait one (1) minute, then open the shotgun and manually extract the unfired cartridge.

I WARNING: If a cartridge is fired into an obstructed barrel, a catastrophic failure 1 can result.

WARNING: Never attempt to fire ammunition that did not fire the first time. I Dispose of misfired or faulty ammunition properly according to the cartridge manufacturer's recommendations.

WARNING: Always unload the firearm immediately after completing the firing session. Nev "STORAGE".

! session. Never store a loaded firearm. Storage instructions refer to the section:

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