Beretta's UBG25 Xcel was built on a foundation of tradition, innovation, and design. The semi-automatic UGB25 Xcel features an innovative locking system with a break-open barrel that allows operation in complete safety during competitions. Unlike conventional fixed-barrel semiautomatic shotguns, this new type of break-open design enables the shooter to move from one firing station to another while allowing others to see the gun clearly in safe mode with an open action. The second round is not hidden from view inside the magazine tube, but is always visible in its side cartridge carrier. The low-set single barrel offers the advantage of maintaining the same point of impact of the second shot exactly in line with that of the first shot, thus ensuring excellent performance. In addition, the Xcel exhibits the unmistakable touch of Giugiaro Design. The ergonomically rounded back of the light alloy receiver fits smoothly into the stock, allowing quick and instinctive target acquisition. The streamlined receiver and the newly-designed fore-end with its extended checkered configuration combine to give the Beretta UGB25 Xcel an extremely attractive look. The trigger plate is made entirely of high-strength fiberglass-reinforced technopolymer and with a self-lubricate firing mechanism, good vibration absorption, and thermal stability for improved feel in cold weather. This shotgun features a ventilated rib, a white bead front sight with a metal mid-bead, a cross-bolt safety, and an improved modified choke tube. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.