The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 28, 2002, 06:33 PM   #1
Bomo
Member
 
Join Date: January 14, 2002
Location: CA
Posts: 17
Beretta AL-391

I’m been shopping around for a Beretta AL-391 and noticed at Walmart they're offering an A-391 for about $50 cheaper. The sale clerk did not have a clue what the difference was between an “AL” and “A”. Does anyone know?
Bomo is offline  
Old December 28, 2002, 09:05 PM   #2
Bud1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 4, 2000
Posts: 194
There are technically 4 Beretta 390 series shotguns that I am aware of.

The two main differences are "field" 390s and "sporting" 390s. The sole difference is the shape of the receiver, the field gun (plus Skeet and Super Skeet) having a slightly squared off rear receiver, somewhat reminiscent of a Browning A5 in appearance. The sporting receiver is rounded, similar in appearance to a Remington 1100 or a Browning Gold.

The A390ST and AL390 sport differing amounts of alloy in the components of the gun itself, with the AL390 being slightly lighter (I'm talking scant ounces here). From outward appearance, you cannot tell a A390ST from an AL390 without reading the designation on the receiver. Both of these models came with either the squared off or rounded receivers.

That being said, WallyWorld carries only 390 series guns, as far as I have seen. Theirs is a discounted version of the 390 field gun with a composit stock and modified Mobilchoke.

Bud
Bud1 is offline  
Old December 30, 2002, 05:29 PM   #3
Jamis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2001
Location: VA/WV
Posts: 102
The Wally World Beretta 390 actually comes with three chokes tubes. I bought one last night!
Jamis is offline  
Old January 4, 2005, 01:25 PM   #4
StevenII
Member
 
Join Date: November 8, 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 15
Then what is the difference with the 391
StevenII is offline  
Old January 9, 2005, 04:47 PM   #5
BLKLABMAN
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 9, 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 230
The 390 is a dicontinued model, The 391 has a slimmer forearm and a slightly different gas system.
Bud1 is correct. Walmart carries only the 390 series.
The 391 has a rounded receiver unlike the field 390 that has a hump. The 390 Silver Mallard did have a rounded receiver as well.
On the money SC cicuit, the 391 is the #1 semi-auto being used if that means anything to you.
BLKLABMAN is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06343 seconds with 9 queries