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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
    6 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. Thanks guys. Always happy to help. Now where are the pictures!
    5 points
  4. 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.
    5 points
  5. 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.
    4 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Same to all. Share pics if you got any good presents! Mine came a bit early. Funnest, fastest car I have ever had. And I’ve had some fast cars.
    4 points
  9. 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.
    3 points
  10. 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
  11. Great to hear.....congrats SD has been helping many for YEARS. Truly an unsung hero of the forum
    3 points
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Merry belated Christmas! I had disconnected from the internet for a few days.
    3 points
  15. Well as I am recently separated, I got myself a new grill, new tires, wheel spacers and Ranger sticker for my 2020 Ranger.
    3 points
  16. Lots of anger here. People need to chill. Thing is, both sides are probably right and it's not a simple black/white situation. Some were wronged and some had no issues. Each side will represent their own experience till their dying breath, because that's their own PERSONAL experience. Both sides have spoken their case and we can continue to toss anecdotals to the fire.
    3 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
    2 points
  19. Larue mounts seem to be hard on all rails, not just Benelli.
    2 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Very cool.......but I’ll stick with my Benelli
    2 points
  24. Post pics when you get a chance!
    2 points
  25. Let’s see a photo of that beast
    2 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. That's about what I do when I don't have a factory torque spec.
    2 points
  29. Howdy folks, Glad to be here on the forum and thank you for having me. I have a mint condition safe queen M4 that I configured to be 922r compliant nearly 7 years ago. It has been seen very few rounds and has been sitting in the safe ever since. It features Kip's titanium 7+1 parkerized tube (w/US made follower & premium Wolf spring), a Geissele Super 90 hammer in steel matte and a FFT Industries disconnector (no longer sold separately it seems). I also paid ~$500 for the factory Benelli M1014 collapsible stock back in the day. I do not have the original box anymore but can ship
    2 points
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Depends where you drive. If you’re on flat land, you could pull off around 300 miles. If you’re driving up hill with the AC running, you’re only going to get about 200. However if you’re driving downhill, you can drive literally forever since it recharges with the regen braking system. I drive pretty aggressively with it, which probably isn’t the best for mileage. You have to warn you passengers when you’re going to pass a car since it’ll snap their neck into the headrest when you punch it. No RPM range to mind, no delay in peddle acceleration, no gears to pay attention to. Hard acce
    2 points
  35. Just to throw an anecdote in here. I had a customer drive down from Los Angeles to meet up with me to do a receiver extension swap on his M1014 last Thursday. Well upon installation, I noticed that the collapsible stock was extremely sloppy on the extension. Like it would rock back and forth around 6 - 8 degrees. It would likely collapse without pushing the unlock button under recoil. We tried several stocks, the same issue was present on all of them. The notches appeared to have been milled improperly. I've swapped like a 100 of these over the years, and have never seen one do this before. Pr
    2 points
  36. A&S guard: https://www.briley.com/p-61125-as-enhanced-trigger-guard-benelli-breda-franchi.aspx As I understand it, Briley basically bought out their entire inventory. Additionally, if you buy their trigger, they'll assembled everything for you free if charge.
    1 point
  37. Double check your box, the appropriate mounting accessories have should been inside. Purchased the same for my 11707 and came as advertised. The packages are small, and scalar works packs in 50 items, like stickers, within th case. Fasteners #6-32x0.4375" flat-head (Nylok® treated, torqued @ 15in*lbs), #8-40x0.25" flat-head (Nylok® treated), #8-40x0.20" captive
    1 point
  38. Look like the onset of rust/pits. Heat, humidity and ocean air, bad combination. Weapons should be oiled quarterly at a minimum. When I lived in Miami I did that. Guns in silicone impregnated gunsocks, safe has a large GoldenRod, and all wiped and lightly oiled quarterly.
    1 point
  39. Welcome aboard. There's a lot of good information here and great advice. I picked up the scalarWorks mount ,but i haven't decided which Trijicon red dot yet.
    1 point
  40. I just paid $518/shipped for a collapsible stock, and it should be here soon, but MAN that's a lot of money!! I maybe should have just bought the Mesa Tactical stock, but for some reason I just HAD to have that "look" of the collapsible stock... I'm sure I will always be able to sell it if I end up regretting the purchase. Anyways, thanks for sharing your experience and I'm glad you got a new Benelli that's 100%! Cheers
    1 point
  41. Nice....now I feel like I'm on the right track with mine.
    1 point
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  43. Just purchased this past week...wanting to know all of the great additions you all have added to your M4's?! Pics too if you can:)
    1 point
  44. Now those are some cool custom tools! Mine is much less involved. I put a Glock disassembly tool thru the drainage hole to retain the spring. Remove the c clip with snap ring pliers, then unscrew the stock retainer plug with the Weaver bit. With the Glock tool in place, the spring will only extend a few inches past the end of the extension. I then cover the end with a rag and pull the Glock tool to set the grease snake free. The spring tension isn’t too crazy. Then the plunger dumps out with gravity. Reassembly is pretty easy. I put the shotgun upside down in the vice so gravity
    1 point
  45. As gm2376 mentioned , there is no C clip used with extension. Since the spring isn't captured by a clip it can take a little practice to remove the extension without the spring flying out. There is a small hole in the end of the extension. I stick a small screwdriver in the hole which helps to capture the spring in the extension while you screw it off.
    1 point
  46. Scalarworks + SRO on order......
    1 point
  47. “It won’t be anything fancy” famous last words lol. Good luck with that. My build didn’t stop until I had spent as much in mods as on the gun itself. No “short list” for most Benellis on here; happy modding !
    1 point
  48. Yup, she sure looks purdy. I bought one of sonyman74’s SRO battery tools so I should technically have something to use it on.
    1 point
  49. I don’t believe the barrel serial number ever matches the receivers serials. They’re not even the same serial structure. The receiver holes won’t hurt anything.
    1 point
  50. I think I had problems with the FFT CH being over inserted. Ive been through a few strange charging handles now ...lol 😆
    1 point
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