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  1. Yesterday after about two hours of fitting forearms my M4 was completed and finally brought to life. Or, brought back to life I should say! It's been a 10 month process with a lot of ups and downs. These downs ended up having me reassemble the entire M4 essential on my own. NP3 plated in and out and many aftermarket upgrades. I certainly learned a lot and know much more about this platform than I ever did. StrangerDanger and Vertcofiremarms were sounding boards throughout my journey and that was very much appreciated. I want to put out what an awesome individual Stranger Dan
    7 points
  2. Hey guys! Here is what i got currently. I would add a c stock but I'm in california, no go on the adjustable stock here. I got a fft titanium tube on the way, whenever those come back in stock. Considering maybe the oversized safety or tango forearm stippling. Anyone have those done, and is it worth it? Anything else i could/should do to my shotty? Lastly, how did i do? • FFT Steel 1/2" Charging Handle • FFT/Wolff Hi-Power Mag Spring • FFT Steel 7rd Tube, 922r • FFT Aluminum Follower, 922r • FFT Trigger Kit, 3x 922r • A&S Enhanced Trigger Guard, 922r • Mesa Urbino S
    6 points
  3. The MC M4 manual. Benelli M4 (USMC Manual).pdf
    5 points
  4. Oh, and since you took the time to view this, here is me playing in my yard with the one I currently have. Maybe it will entertain you.
    5 points
  5. Thanks guys. Always happy to help. Now where are the pictures!
    5 points
  6. Oh no! Look what arrived via UPS this evening. Do I start drinking before or after the attempted swap-out? It's hard to tell from the photo, but it is a Noveski.
    4 points
  7. It seems I can never get the lighting right. I prefer natural light but that’s hard for me to do where I live. I have to watch out for the knee jerk neighbors.
    4 points
  8. I could not agree more! Although I've been a follower of the forum for many years, I haven't had a reason to post until recently, SD was the first one I reached out to and he was very quick to respond. This is really one of the very best forums out there and he is a big reason why.
    4 points
  9. I'm going to take a minute to address what Shekkie said in his last paragraph and set a slightly different course: Shekkie said, "The biggest thing I’d stress is training. The best firearm/ammo does no good if you are fumbling and unsure of how the weapon functions. Getting to the point where everything is automatic is the goal." Break-in the gun with more powerful loads and break yourself in as well. I'd buy a box of dry fire Snap Caps to practice manual of arms. I purchased a box containing 9 rounds from "B's". One thing I don't like about them is they're about an 1/8" shorter t
    3 points
  10. Sling and light. A long gun sucks if you can’t sling it when you need your hands to do other tasks. Having to keep both hands on along gun without a sling is very limiting. I like the BlueForceGear padded two point sling. Sewn in QD sockets are nice. IWC makes a socket for the collapsible stock. Noveske makes one for the fixed oem stocks. I’d look at Modlite offerings for a light. The PLHv2 is very good for the shotgun. Put it on an IWC mount. I’d stick with the oem hand guards or get the FFT reproduction ones if you’re chasing 922 parts. Have them stippled by Tango Industr
    3 points
  11. A tip for cleaning the pistons. Soak them in Motorcraft carburetor cleaner. The liquid, not the spray. The carbon is dissolved in a few hours, wipes clean with a paper towel.
    3 points
  12. Look up A&S Engineering trigger frames. They’re beautifully machined aluminum. The ejector is pretty easy. When the bolt travels rearward with the shell hooked on the extractor claw, the rim of the case makes contact with the ejector which directs it out the ejection port. Being spring loaded reduces wear and tear on the shotgun since it isn’t hitting an unmovable part. The ARGO system sounds more complex than it is. You saw the two ports from the barrel. Each port feeds the gas chamber of the ARGO system for each piston. The piston sits free floating in the system. Wit
    3 points
  13. It took me less than 1/2 hour. Easy, IMO, with the Stranger Danger instructions. Just my humble additions....... My concern was using the heatgun “inside” of the plastic stock. No issues but I only used the gun for about 20 seconds each time and checked to make sure the plastic wasn’t softening. Probably worried about nothing. My vice is holding another project right now so I gave it a shot just holding the stock between my knees and had no issues. Vice grips worked fine for holding the stud to loosen the slave nut. No marring to the stud. I used an
    3 points
  14. I sure wouldn't want to get hit with ANYTHING that exits the barrel of any 12 gauge, especially a semi auto like the M4.
    3 points
  15. Great to hear.....congrats SD has been helping many for YEARS. Truly an unsung hero of the forum
    3 points
  16. The issue lately seems to be the polymer OEM trigger frame having a wandering or new spec. Lately I haven't seen any of the polymer frames function with the FFT trigger kit. You're hammer is definitely hanging on the disconnector shown in your photo. This is the exact issue I usually see and I've rebuilt around a 100 of these trigger packs. You have three directions you can go to fix this; 1. Buy an A&S Engineering trigger frame. They copied the original OEM aluminum frame specs which allows these trigger kits to drop in. 2. Return the FFT trigger kit, and send your polymer
    3 points
  17. I've seen a lot of negative posts about Benelliparts, I'd just like to say Antoine could not have been easier to deal with! My parts were shipped the next day, and were just what I expected, and included a nice note of Christmas wishes. I've been a follower of this forum for many years and enjoyed the great contributions and civilized conversation. I'd also like to thank Stranger Danger for his extensive contributions and a quick and courteous reply to a recent DM. This is my first post, thank you and Happy New Year
    3 points
  18. Merry belated Christmas! I had disconnected from the internet for a few days.
    3 points
  19. Modified choke will work fine with slugs and 00 buck. Fire at will.
    2 points
  20. Keep searching and don't give up my man. I placed wanted ads online, did extensive Google searches, posted wanted flyers at the gun club, and inquired of vendors even if they were listed as out stock, in the hopes it paid it. It finally did and I found one last week for a very fair price, right in my own backyard. Don't get discouraged or give up because they are out there just waiting on you to find them 😉. Good luck with your search!
    2 points
  21. While we are talking about tube weights.. the Socomguy thin wall steel 7 rd tube weighs 8.8 oz. . I wonder what kind of "heavy weight" stuff the OEM tube is made of at 10.5 oz.., pipe? Joe B
    2 points
  22. Congratulations on your new M4! You’re going to love that shotgun. I shot buck shot and slugs for the first 150 or so. The modified choke will work fine for home defense or at the range. First gun you said? You picked a sweet one!
    2 points
  23. As far as break in I got my M4 in December and have put about 100 shells thus far. Some were premium tactical buckshot and slugs and others were ancient “I don’t know what” shells I had in a drawer. I had one misfeed due to an obviously weak load. Otherwise it was flawless so I’m not sure how important the break in with higher power shells. Can’t hurt though and any range time is a bonus. If home defense is the purpose the included choke is fine. Pick up something like the Federal LE13200 buckshot. It is a bit pricey now so just try to find enough to have a full load in the M4 and tr
    2 points
  24. First post here. Wanted to thank all of you for sharing your knowledge on this great shotgun brand. In return, I will share that jays guns Florida has 2 Entry M4s. 850-682-4600, $2099
    2 points
  25. I have been lurking and learned a lot since purchasing my M4 a few months ago. Today I installed one of SOCOMguy’s (of this forum) 7 round mag tube today. When I first got a hold of him he had several black ready to roll out the door. I wanted to match my Titanium Cerakote, so he had a custom coating done and the color match is PERFECT. I just wanted to post a few pics so anyone looking at their options can see what it looks like installed. The install went smooth, thanks to being prepped with information found here. I also added the FFT forends and follower for 922R compliance. I think i
    2 points
  26. Scalarworks is sending out the missing 4 parts today. They were very helpful and responsive. You know, any company can hit a bump in the road - it's how they respond that shows their character. In this instance, I could not ask for anything more.
    2 points
  27. Thanks for the excellent instructions! I just finished installing one of SOCOMguy’s high quality 7-shot magazine tubes (and a new spring and 922(r) follower - and these instructions were invaluable. I wish everything in life went as smoothly...
    2 points
  28. Nice job Shekkie and most grateful thanks to Benelliwerks and Strangerous Dave. A few things to add to your most excellent range/garage report: 1) A 13mm 8/1.0mm nut must not be the industry standard. I really wanted a nylon lock nut but neither Lowes or Home Depot had them. They did have plenty of 8/1.25mm stuff. I did manage to pick up a 4-pack of regular 8/1.0 mm nuts that worked just fine on reassembly....now what do I do with them? On another note, I didn't see a lot of inventory on their shelves; lots of empty holes...my first reality check that COVID has hit the manufactu
    2 points
  29. Argh enough twisting my arm already ! Just ordered my Noveske plate this morning
    2 points
  30. CLP I also suggest gunsocks a golden rod in the safe, and a meter monitor himidity
    2 points
  31. Larue mounts seem to be hard on all rails, not just Benelli.
    2 points
  32. Took it to the range today to sight in and it was dead on with the first shot! Very accurate with slugs, buckshot, and ran 2 boxes of cheap target loads with no problems at all. To finish the day I sat in the skeet shack with a nice fire burning in the wood stove and smoked a Montecristo while wiping it down. I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING 😁!
    2 points
  33. SO glad that they helped you like they should have in the first place! I have been lurking in this forum for about a month and I finally joined up today, and I also just purchased a Benelli M4 11707 because I just have been wanting one for ages, and because I waited I ended up spending $1999/shipped, but I'm sure I could have done worse, maybe... Lol I also bought the Benelli adjustable stock and a 2rd extension. I was watching this thread closely and wanted to hear back from you before I made my purchase, and now I'm glad I waited and I feel confident Benelli will take care of me if my uni
    2 points
  34. Update, I spoke with Mr. Orr and he informed me that he made the decision to replace the gun. I am relieved, thankful, and extremely excited to receive the new gun in a few days and plan a half day range trip, complete with cigar, once it gets here to celebrate. As before, he was very friendly, understanding, and above all, patient while I thanked him continuously for standing by a loyal Benelli customer. I would like to publicly thank Benelli, and especially Mr. Orr, for going above and beyond to make a customer happy. WELL DONE AND GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
    2 points
  35. Very cool.......but I’ll stick with my Benelli
    2 points
  36. Post pics when you get a chance!
    2 points
  37. Let’s see a photo of that beast
    2 points
  38. SD- I fabricated a couple of simple tools that make installation / removal of the threaded plug a controlled situation for me. After removal of the retaining clip I use a twin lug screw driver fitted to the plug mortises. For installation I use a cut away hollow punch to compress the spring into position, capture it with a slave pin / punch, allowing plenty of room to get the threaded plug into position. Agree about removing the spring, as it will be trash from the heat.
    2 points
  39. As StrangerDanger posted. It’s a general rule of thumb. Not sure it’s the perfect idea, but it’s worked for me. I would guess I applied about 25 inch pounds, I’d you need a number. And that is with the thread locker, if threads were dry, torque would be about 10% higher. A torque spec chart I have lists 2.48 n*m for that size fastener. that works out to be 21.9 inch pounds
    2 points
  40. That's about what I do when I don't have a factory torque spec.
    2 points
  41. It doesn’t matter. However I set mine so the spring leg thru the middle is horizontal. It’s possible that the spring will walk around overtime.This is light switch screw orientation level stuff.
    2 points
  42. Hey everyone, thanks for resetting this! you know how it can get, too many firearms interests, too little time. The Benellis have always been on my short list, and now’s the time. I missed out on several 11713s, before deciding to just build my own and picked up a 11707. It won’t be anything fancy, just a rock solid fighting shotgun. Thanks for the warm welcome! Ian
    2 points
  43. Nice truck, I’ve got a 2019 myself. It’s my daily and a lease so I don’t plan on doing much, but definitely a tune in the near future. Since we’re posting up blue trucks I’ll throw mine up too, it’s a 2013 Raptor I’ve owned since new. Speaking of front end work, I just upper control arms, lower ball joints, and brand new 2.5” foxes and brakes all around. I have a brand new set of method wheels and 35” BFG KO2’s waiting to go on. I’m done spending on truck stuff for a while
    2 points
  44. It’s about that cold here too. Not much snow unfortunately so far. Sharp looking Ranger! I had to rebuild the front end on my 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro after I hit a mule deer recently. No mechanical damage, just a bunch of plastic and sheet metal parts.
    2 points
  45. Well as I am recently separated, I got myself a new grill, new tires, wheel spacers and Ranger sticker for my 2020 Ranger.
    2 points
  46. I'll open it after dinner, otherwise I won't be at dinner. I was hoping Santa might bring my Illinois FOID soon so I can send my gun to @StrangerDanger. But I can't complain. Merry Christmas to everyone, and Happy New Year.
    2 points
  47. I’m really not a fam of the field stocks, I prefer the collapsible But, something about the NP3 finish just makes your M4 pop with the field stock, love it!
    1 point
  48. You’ll want to look up my tutorial on how to disassemble the plastic stocks in order to install one of these. It’s up there on the skill level.
    1 point
  49. Thanks for the warm welcome! Seeing that I'm a new Benelli owner, I never felt it appropriate to comment or contribute until now. You will find me quite active on other forums of interest. I find it odd that I feel I have to explain why I posted a positive comment about a vendor, this forum and the people who contribute to it.
    1 point
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