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Benelli Expands Performance Shop Lineup to Bring Custom Performance to Hunters

January 17, 2017

ACCOKEEK, Md. – Benelli’s Performance Shop offers custom dream guns built for specific hunting and shooting purposes, from wingshooting to sporting clays and even 3-gun competition. This year, the Benelli Performance Shop adds a trio of new custom-built models for three specific hunting purposes, providing hunters with the ultimate shotguns that combine Benelli’s performance with enhanced features and top-of-the-line accessories.

Benelli’s new Performance Shop Ultra Light Upland shotguns are available in 12 and 20 gauge and are the lightest semi-auto shotguns in production for their respective gauges. Both configurations feature featherweight alloy receivers, shortened magazine tubes and strong, lightweight carbon-fiber ribs dropping their overall weights to 6.1 pounds for the 12-gauge model and 5.2 pounds for the 20-gauge model. Easier to carry on the long walks common on quail, chukar and other upland hunts, the new shotguns are further enhanced with Performance Shop upgrades that include an enlarged bolt handle and bolt release, a lengthened forcing cone and EDM barrel porting, a Burnt Bronze Cerakote finish and three Rob Roberts Triple Threat extended chokes. MSRP for both the 12 gauge and 20 gauge Performance Shop Ultra Light Upland shotguns is $2,799.

The ever-popular Benelli M2 has served as a versatile platform for several Performance Shop models with two new configurations, the M2 Turkey Edition and M2 Waterfowl Edition, joining the lineup this year.


Benelli Introduces the Super Black Eagle 3

January 16, 2017

ACCOKEEK, Md. – The waterfowl world was once dominated by pump-action shotguns chambered for 3-inch shells. Semi-automatic shotguns, some insisted, couldn’t handle the rigorous and inhospitable conditions encountered by hardcore duck and goose hunters. But Benelli innovation, in the form of an inertia-driven, 3 1/2-inch semi-auto shotgun called the Super Black Eagle, changed all that.

Twenty-six years later, as the shotgun world struggles to keep pace with Benelli’s innovations and design mastery, the third incarnation of the company’s highly acclaimed waterfowl shotgun takes ergonomics, function and style to unprecedented levels in the form of the new Super Black Eagle 3.

Long synonymous with hardcore waterfowl hunting from the flooded timber of the Mississippi Flyway to the frozen coasts of the Bering Sea and points worldwide, the fabled Super Black Eagle has been given significant enhancements to its look, feel and performance all the while retaining the uniquely Benelli elements that brought the model such widespread acclaim over the last three decades.

The new Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 boasts dozens of new features and enhancements that improve the way the shotgun looks, feels and performs. At the heart of the new SBE3 is the inertia-driven action, which is centered around an Easy Locking System – an enhanced breech-closing system that eliminates the possibility for a shooter-induced stoppage when trying to softly close the bolt or when the shotgun is treated roughly in the blind. And because hardcore waterfowl hunters don’t stay out of the field in frigid weather, the new SBE3 is designed for easier operation with gloved and/or cold hands. The oversized bolt handle, oversized bolt release, oversized safety and redesigned magazine cap along with the enlarged load port make for easier operation in cold conditions.


"Benelli Presents To Kill a King" Coming to Outdoor Television on January 23

January 10, 2017

Two-part documentary chronicles dangerous Bering Sea hunt for King Eiders.  

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Benelli has long been the choice of the world's most hardcore waterfowl hunters, its shotguns known for their unflinching durability in even the harshest conditions. Beginning January 23, viewers can tag along on the most intense endurance test ever undertaken by the iconic shotgun maker as "Benelli Presents To Kill a King" debuts with the first of two one-hour episodes. READ MORE

Benelli Renews Partnership with "Fowl Life" Host Chad Belding

November 30, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Benelli announces the renewal of its partnership with "The Fowl Life" TV show and its host Chad Belding, co-founder of Banded Nation.

With the renewal of the partnership, Benelli will remain the presenting sponsor and exclusive shotgun provider of "The Fowl Life," which airs on the Outdoor Channel. In addition, Belding will contribute to Benelli's multi-faceted marketing and social media initiatives by providing original, branded content and appearing on behalf of the brand at events around the country. READ MORE

Benelli Partners with Acclaimed Waterfowl Expert Tony Vandemore

November 14, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. (November 14, 2016) - Benelli announces its new partnership with waterfowl hunting expert Tony Vandemore, a conservationist, outdoor photographer and co-owner/operator of Habitat Flats, North America's most acclaimed waterfowl lodge. As a Benelli partner, Vandemore will be contributing content to Benelli's social media and marketing efforts.

Benelli Reunites with Duck Commander

November 7, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Two brands synonymous with hardcore waterfowl hunting are set to combine forces once again as Duck Commander rejoins the Benelli family, effective immediately.

As part of the partnership between these two stalwart brands, Benelli will be the exclusive shotgun provider for the Duck Commander media properties. READ MORE

Team Benelli Dominates Fallen Brethren 3-Gun Challenge

October 5, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Team Benelli 3-Gun shooters took home a pair of division wins plus a pair of Top-10 finishes at the recent Fallen Brethren 3-Gun Challenge. One of the year's most challenging events featuring a field of more than 300 3-Gun shooters, the Fallen Brethren 3-Gun Challenge consisted of 10 challenging courses of fire for rifle, pistol and shotgun at the Spartan Tactical Range Complex near Jacksboro, Texas. READ MORE

Team Benelli Shooters Claim Top-10 Finishes at Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship

August 19, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Team Benelli 3-Gun shooters went 6-for-6 with Top-10 finishes in their respective divisions at the recent Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship. One of the team's favorite competitions of the year, the RM3G is staged at the NRA Whittington Center near Raton, N.M., and utilizes the area's altitude and rugged terrain to build unique courses of fire that challenge shooters and their equipment.


Team Benelli Shooters Take Top 3-Spots at 2016 Hornady Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun Match

June 10, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Team Benelli 3-Gun shooters Taran Butler, Jacob Betsworth and Lance Dingler finished first, second and third, respectively, giving the team a clean sweep of the Top 3 places in the Tactical Division of the 2016 Hornady Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun match, which concluded last weekend in Grand Island, Nebraska.


Benelli Invites 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Visitors to Take Part in #MyBenelliStory

May 19, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Your Benelli story begins the day you take home the world's finest shotgun. With every trip into the field comes a new chapter to that story. So when Benelli shooters gather together to bask in the warm memories of their best days afield or when they're alone in the quiet of woods with little else but their own thoughts, which story stands out?

We want to hear that story.