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Benelli Introduces SBE 3 Compact Series Shotguns

January 23, 2024

January 2024, Accokeek, MD – Since its introduction over 30 years ago, the Benelli Super Black Eagle has set the standard for what an unfailing semi-auto hunting shotgun should be. For 2024, Benelli expands the third generation SBE series with the SBE 3 Compact.

Boasting the same mechanical features and design that has made the SBE 3 the perennial leader in hunting shotguns, the new SBE 3 Compact models present a shotgun that is shorter and lighter for improved handling, better fit, and a more comfortable shooting experience for shooting and hunting enthusiasts with a shorter length of pull.

To begin, the SBE 3 Compact — boasting a 26-inch barrel — has an overall length of 46 ¼ inches. That is 3 ¼ inches and 1 ¼ inches shorter than the standard SBE 3 28- and 26-inch barrel models, respectively. This shorter overall length comes courtesy of a reduced-length buttstock, which shortens the length-of-pull to 13 ⅛ inches. Weight is also decreased with the SBE 3 Compact thanks to the more compact stock and 26-inch maximum barrel length.

The SBE 3 Compact shotguns are available in 12- (6.7 lbs.), 20- (5.7 lbs.), and 28-gauge (5.4 lbs.), and chambered for 2 ¾- and 3-inch shotshells. All models come with a black synthetic stock and standard features that include Benelli’s Inertia Driven system, extended (IC, M) and flush (C, IM, F) Crio® chokes, Crio®-treated barrels, Comfort Tech 3 recoil pads, Combtech pads, drop and cast shim kit, and a custom-fitted hard case. MSRP for all models is $1949.

For more information on Benelli’s SBE 3 Compact shotguns or to learn more about Benelli USA’s full line of premium shotguns and centerfire hunting rifles, visit

About Benelli
Benelli, headquartered in Accokeek, Maryland, offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of rifles. Since the company’s inception, Benelli has led the world in innovative firearm technology, including the ground-breaking Benelli Inertia Driven system, effective Comfort Tech recoil-reduction systems, and the BE.S.T. anti-corrosion coatings. Because of this commitment to innovation, they are recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium firearms for competitive shooters, hunters, and defense professionals.

Benelli USA | 17603 Indian Head Highway | Accokeek, MD 20607 |
Media Contact: Kim Cahalan, [email protected]
Office: (309) 944-5341

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