Beretta: 500 Years of the World's Finest Sporting Life
This landmark volume celebrates five centuries of Beretta—bringing together the rich history and experience of the world’s finest shotguns and purveyor of the sporting lifestyle. Collectors, shooting sports enthusiasts, hunters, and those who appreciate the finest aspects of the outdoor and sporting lifestyle have one thing in common all over the world—they all carry a Beretta. Since 1526, the Beretta name has been synonymous with uncompromising craftsmanship and performance in firearms. These guns have been carried into the field by some of the most iconic figures in modern culture, from Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway to Sean Connery and Norman Schwarzkopf, as well as current U.S. Olympic gold-medalist shooters. For the first time, the Beretta family opens the doors to its family villa, properties, and factory in Gardone, Italy, to show the world’s finest guns being made by hand. The book then immerses the reader in the field, with sumptuous photography that shows the shooting and sporting lifestyle at its best—from Argentina to Oregon, Scotland to Tanzania. It truly spans the globe: from the Beretta galleries in Buenos Aires, Dallas, London, Milan, New York, and Paris to celebrating the sporting life at Beretta's endorsed lodges, including Blackberry Farm, Tennessee, upland hunting at Highland Hills, Oregon, a traditional quail hunt at Pine Hill, Georgia, a driven shoot on the moors of Scotland, a safari in Tanzania, and duck hunting in Louisiana, Argentina, and Venice. This is the ideal gift for fine-gun aficionados, a showcase of Beretta’s best work, and a bucket list for sportsmen and sportswomen and all those aspiring to the pursuit of life afield at its finest.