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Beretta RS-202

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Shotgun

  • ORIGIN
    Italy

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Beretta

  • PRODUCTION
    Early 1990's - present?

  • PRODUCERS
    Italy - Beretta

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Limited weight
    Rugged and reliable
    Extraction lever and direct feed ability
    Able to fire low pressure ammunition
    Limited reload speed
    Difficult to fit accessories

Introduction

The RS-202 is a pump-action shotgun of Italian origin. It was developed somewhere in the 1980's for civilian and law enforcement use.

Design

The RS-200 is a pump-action shotgun with a conventional layout. It has a wooden stock that doubles as a grip, a light alloy receiver and a tubular magazine that doubles as a guide rail for the slider. Law enforcement models are fitted with a plastic side folding stock. The RS-202 models differ from the RS-200 in their feed mechanism. They have a bolt disconnecting lever that allows chambered shells to be extracted without firing. Shells can also be manually fed into the barrel, which is useful when when different types of ammunition are used.

Firepower

The RS-202 fires 12 gauge shotgun shells. Typically 2.75-inch shells are used, but 3-inch Magnum rounds can be fired as well. The pump-action mechanism allows low powered rounds to be fired, such as non-lethal rounds tipically used by law enforcement. The tubular magazine holds 7 rounds, plus a single round ready to fire in the chamber. Civilian models have a longer barrel and a 7 round magazine.

Users

The RS-200 series is used in limited numbers by various nations around the world. The most prominent users are law enforcement units. The RS-200 series is also sold on the civilian market.

Variants

RS-202

RS-200P: Baseline model with wooden stock and 7 round tubular magazine.
RS-202P: Similar to RS-200P with manual feed option and 6 round tubular magazine.
RS-202M1: RS-202P with foldable stock, pistol grip and plastic slider.
RS-202M2: RS-202M1 with flash hider / choke and heat guard above barrel.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75"
Magazine6+1 round tubular magazine
OperationPump-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of firePump-action
Barrel length520 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length1.0 m
Width?
Height?
Weight3.0 kg empty
SightsIron sights, bead front, no rear sight
Remarks-
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75"
Magazine6+1 round tubular magazine
OperationPump-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of firePump-action
Barrel length520 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFoldable
Length1.02 m / 0.79 m
Width?
Height?
Weight3.26 kg empty
SightsIron sights blade front and notch rear
Remarks-
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75"
Magazine6+1 round tubular magazine
OperationPump-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of firePump-action
Barrel length520 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFoldable
Length1.05 m / 0.815m
Width?
Height?
Weight3.85 kg empty
SightsIron sights blade front and notch rear
Remarks-

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