Benelli Firearms

History of the company Benelli Firearms

Benelli Armi SpA was formed in 1967. The idea behind the company, however, first came to the Benelli brothers, owners of the famous Benelli motorcycle company of Pesaro, in 1940. The Benelli brothers were passionate hunters as well as fine engineers, and at that time were already convinced that the future of hunting shotguns lay with semi-automatic models. This idea became reality when a brilliant designer from Bologna, Bruno Civolani, invented a revolutionary action. Civolani’s design led to the creation of an extraordinary hunting shotgun that used a simple inertia driven mechanism in place of a conventional gas operated system. With the bolt providing all the movement needed, this revolutionary design provided the fastest reloading action the world had ever seen, and permitted users to fire 5 rounds in less than a second. Over the years, innovative new products and advanced technology have consolidated Benelli’s prestige and spread its reputation among hunters and target shooters alike. Benelli was acquired by Beretta in 1983.

Production and technology of Benelli firearms

Thanks to a strategic and consistent use of technology and an advanced industrial-standard production plant, the firearms that Benelli manufactures all offer superb ballistic performance and excellent functionality. Benelli has invested heavily in research, design and testing, and production takes place in a high-tech factory equipped with new generation plant and machinery under the supervision of the latest ERP and quality control software. Benelli’s mission is focused on the design and production of semiautomatic shotguns that stand out from the competition for their advanced technology, refined styling and unrivaled reliability. 

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Benelli’s product range: semiautomatic shotguns, pump action shotguns, rifles, pistols

With its Vinci, Super Vinci, Raffaello, SBE II, M2, M3 and M4 models, the company’s strategy of offering a range of semiautomatic shotguns that is recognized as the widest available today. Left-handed versions are available. Nova and Supernova pump action shotguns are available in several versions too. Argo E PRO, Argo E and MR1 are the Benelli choice for semiauto rifles. Benelli also produces precision target shooting pistols like the MP90, the MP95 and the pre-charged pneumatic air pistol Kite.

Benelli limited edition

Benelli offers its products in Limited Edition versions too. Limited Edition Benelli shotguns are indeed high-end products with premium features whose target are demanding and sophisticated customers.

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