First Look: Breda Competition Shotguns

Two new models designed for the fast-paced world of 3-gun.

posted on April 26, 2024
Breda Competition Shotgun

Breda America, a firearm line managed by Banshee Brands Inc., has just introduced two new sporting semi-automatic 12-gauge shotguns to the American shooting market with the new Breda B12i/T4 and B12i/T4X models. These new shotguns are available with barrel lengths of either 24 or 18.5 inches.

The B12i family of semi-auto shotguns is the flagship 12-gauge gun of this storied Italian gunmaker based in northern Italy near the town of Brescia. This region is home to countless gunmakers and gunsmiths, and has been the ancestral and traditional home of gun making in Italy. B12i shotguns are optimized for fast-paced action or dynamic shooting sports such as IPSC or 3-gun events and enjoy popularity on the international competitive circuit.

"Driven by a passion for excellence and a commitment to innovation, Breda is proud to introduce the B12i/T4 and B12i/T4 X shotguns, designed to empower competitive shooters with the tools they need to succeed," said Jesse Highling, vice president of business development at Breda. "With unrivaled speed, precision, and reliability, these shotguns represent the pinnacle of performance in the world of 3-gun competitions." 

Breda B12i/T4 and Breda B12i/T4 X Competition Grade 12 gauge Features:

  • An ambidextrous charging handle that can be positioned on the right or left side of the receiver to allow for faster reloading, charging and clearing of any misfires without dismounting the shotgun.
  • Oversized controls designed for intuitive operation and enhanced handling during intense competition scenarios.
  • Precision-drilled barrels that are crafted from premium Acciaio Breda steel for accuracy and consistency shot after shot.
  • The Breda Inertia System that is engineered for improved cycling and reduced felt recoil, providing shooters with a competitive edge.
  • Flip-up rifle sight for enhanced target acquisition and accuracy.
  • Aggressively cut loading port to facilitate the fast reloads crucial for maintaining momentum in dynamic shooting stages.
  • Seamlessly integrated receiver to fore-end design for optimized ergonomics and a fluid shooting experience.

Visit to learn more about these new competition-focused shotguns from Breda America.


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