2014 SHOT Show First Look Gun Culture News Semi Auto Shotguns First Look: Benelli ETHOS Shotgun G&A Staff January 4th, 2014 | More From G&A Staff Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+The new Benelli ETHOS shotgun combines traditional Benelli craftsmanship with a whole lineup of new advanced features. Initially available in a 12-gauge, 3-inch magnum version, the semi-auto ETHOS will be available with a matte-black or nickel-plated engraved receiver. The receiver also includes a large ejection port and houses a new mechanical rotating bolt mechanism that enables reliable cycling and automatic return to battery. relatedG&A 2014 Shotgun of the Year: Benelli EthosUnveiled at the 2014 SHOT Show surrounded by the tune of violins racing to the sound of a motorcyle speeding across a sa... It’s progressive-control recoil system has been in long-term development with Benelli, which uses plastic inserts embedded in the stock that overlap each other to self-adjust for loads of varying size and weight. The stock also includes a padded buttplate and cheek piece for additional recoil reduction and comfort. The carbon fiber rib atop the ETHOS’ barrel decreases weight, while also dissipating heat. Optional ribs come in several sizes to fit shooters of varying sizes and shooting objectives. An interchangeable fiber optic front bead comes with three different-colored replacement rods. relatedBenelli Ethos ReviewOlder than Rome, the city of Urbinum Mataurense was considered by the Romans to be a stronghold of great strategic impor... The new Benelli ETHOS is available in matte-black finish for $1,999, and engraved nickel-plated for $2199. Take a look out our video of the ETHOS shotgun, where we do some initial testing at the range. http://brightcove=3006397531001 Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More Hunting Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!