When Beretta first announced the A400 Unico, it came with the moniker “Green Technological Beast.” For 2012, Beretta’s follow-on is the A400 Xplor Action that features a copper-bronze-colored receiver. Weighing in at 6.75 pounds, the A400 Xplor Action will handle 2¾- and 3-inch loads. Gauging the A400 Xplor Action by previous experience, it should handle most any load, from the lightweights to heavy goose or turkey loads, without a problem. The A400 Xplor Action also has the option of Beretta’s Kick-Off recoil-reducing system, which is well worth the few extra dollars it costs. Unique to Beretta’s A400 is the Grip Pod, which makes it the first semi-automatic field shotgun to be equipped (standard) with an electronic counter that keeps track of the rounds fired, relative recoil and temperature. MSRP $1,625.