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Harsh environments wreak havoc on gun metal. Benelli spent more than a decade developing BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment), a proprietary coating that protects steel with a tough, impenetrable armor that stops rust and corrosion. Applied using nanotechnology and diamondlike carbon particles, BE.S.T. outperforms every other available coating and surface treatment in the firearms market today. Parts treated with BE.S.T have been tested by immersing them in saltwater for months with no signs of rust or corrosion.

Benelli BE.S.T. surface treatment is simply the most effective rust and corrosion firearm protection available. Benelli is so confident in the BE.S.T performance that treated parts are backed with a 25-year warranty against rust and corrosion. Available in 2020 on select SBE 3 and ETHOS models.

Perfection Takes Time

This revolutionary protective technology took over a decade of research to develop and perfect.

Impenetrable Armor

Creating a barrier that protects against rust and corrosion created by moisture - even saltwater.

Multi-Layered Surface

Diamond-like carbon particles are used to create a multi-layered surface coating that protects against the elements and abrasions.

Tested in the Field

A competitor's barrel showing the damage from 48 hours of saltwater exposure. A Benelli's BE.S.T.-treated barrel with no sign of rust or corrosion after 3 months of saltwater exposure.

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25-year Warranty

Confident the treatment is impervious to the elements, Benelli is backing parts treated in BE.S.T. with a 25-year warranty. 

Environmentally Safe

Benelli's process to apply this coating produces no emissions or waste, poses no health or safety risks to operators, and is environmentally friendly.

BE.S.T. Series Models

ETHOS - BE.S.T. Shotguns

  • Gauge: 12-Gauge
  • Barrel Length: 26", 28"
  • Chambered For: 2-3/4", 3"
  • Stock Finish: Black Synthetic
  • Receiver Finish: Anodized, Black
  • Hand-Dominance: Right Handed Shotguns