For an entry-level gun, Beretta’s neat little over-and-under offers all the design features you’d expect and won’t let you down, says Roger Glover
The Beretta 690 Field 1 is one of those revisions. The success of the 692 Competition gun led to the natural conclusion that a field or game gun based upon it would be well placed within the Beretta line-up. Beretta produced two models, the 690 I and 690 III, the first being entry level and the second presenting a higher-grade gun in terms of engraving and stock grade.
The 690 1 is available in both 12- and 20-bore with a choice of 28in or 30in barrels; the version on test is the 20-bore with 28in barrels.