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  1. One of the kids. Duck to water on the m4. I couldn’t keep the rounds flowing fast enough.
    6 points
  2. Hey all, I just purchased a new M4 limited edition fixed skeleton stock. It was not the weapon I thought it was (due to my lack of research) and found this forum. Using the search all my questions have been answered. I have ordered a 3 position recoil tube, 7 rd mag tube and a compliance trigger / follower kit. I will be replacing it all as soon as I'm state side. The wealth of knowledge here is awesome! 🤘
    4 points
  3. It occurred to me that I have yet to post a photo of my M4 since completion.
    3 points
  4. Check with Remarkable on this forum, he's sold several to members and his store gets shipments fairly regularly.
    3 points
  5. My M4 is about done. Only thing left is a Limbsaver if they ever come back in stock. Briley CF mag extension, TTI charging handle, bolt release, safety & extended carrier. Holosun 507 green dot on Scalarworks mount.
    3 points
  6. Sorry to be that guy.... Buuuut.... trigger discipline.....
    3 points
  7. Well....here's a different kind, one I finished up earlier this year:
    3 points
  8. I got my M4 H2O 2 weeks ago by sheer dumb luck at a nearby Cabelas ( 15 miles away ). My Cabelas doesn't even list the M4 as something they carry. I saw a regular M4 in stock on my area BassPro website a few months ago, but hesitated and it was gone. Their order online/pickup in store option was not available at that point either. I considered their waitlist option but decided not to bother. I got the list of my local dealers ( north of Atlanta ) off the Benelli USA website, contacted each and every one of them, and came up empty. I sadly drove to Cabelas 2 weeks ago for m
    3 points
  9. Part of why I got an M4 is that I know it can take a beating. Scratches dont bother me a bit, if the Marines can't beat it up enough to get something else I think I'll be just fine. There's plenty out there and it's value isn't in the rarity or cosmetic condition, at least to me.
    2 points
  10. I came here to post what RPC said. Dinging up something new that you love sucks. On the other hand, the first scratch/ding is the hardest and now you don't have the pressure of keeping it pristinte. Going even further, I learned to appreciate the character that some imperfections can add to an item, so now I'm almost relieved when I initially damage something (assuming the damage isn't' too bad. If it is, I just get pissed off haha)
    2 points
  11. Love the smell of new rubber
    2 points
  12. After installing the Briley carbon fiber mag tube with the factory Benelli follower I tried pushing in the follower with my finger and the factory follower would hang up and get stuck similar to your experience. I then installed the FFT follower and tried the same process and the FFT follower did not get hung up no matter how many times I tried so hopefully it will be fine. Didn't get a chance to get to the range with live ammo yet. If I have problems I may order the TTI follower which seems to be about the same length as the Briley follower but the TTI follower comes in red instead of black l
    2 points
  13. Sounds like a good day. My first experience with the M4 came after teaching a friend to shoot for the first time. She did surprisingly well with a shotgun and much to me trying to convince her to otherwise due to LOP issues, weight and magazine capacity, she just felt most comfortable with it. So she asked what the best shotgun money could buy was, and I just said Benelli M4. Next range trip, much to my surprise she showed up with an H20 M4 and let me put a few boxes through it. She said my grin went ear to ear. Guess who just recently bought an 11707 for himself and now just joined a Be
    2 points
  14. Went to the range today with the boy (13) to plink some rounds. Started with the 10/22, RSO popped over for some conversation as the kid was shooting away like 22lr was in surplus. Saw my Savior bag, and asked what else ya got. Said, brought the 30.06, and a Benelli 12, and wanted the boy to shoot both. His eyes got a little sparkly, first because the boy was going to tackle both for the first time, but secondly because I said the B word. So said when he’s ready-wants to see him shoot. Really he wanted to see the 12, because he had heard of em, never shot, never seen one in person. I said
    2 points
  15. Brownells has a decent set of drivers with fixed handles and wood storage blocks. They even have brass name plates they custom make for you. Such as my daughter got me the set for one Father’s Day. Brownells also has their Magnabit set which has a lot more bits. I bought four of their derlin organizers so I could spread out the collections of 1/4 bits and organize them a little better and add to the collection. The driver handle options Magnabit has are really nice. The bits will fit into torque drivers. Seekonk makes excellent dial indicator torque wrenches of various torque ranges in the
    2 points
  16. I use Wiha. Not the most expensive, but still good german quality tools.
    2 points
  17. oh boi, it can get pretty spendy. I stick with PB Swiss, but you get limited sizes. Brownells has a huge selection of sizes, but they aren't as nicely finished. Wera is also pretty good, they make hi-torque bits perfect for optics. I recommend PB Swiss punches as well, especially since they have a extra long 2.5mm punch that nobody else makes (useful for the shell stop lever).
    2 points
  18. This sucks to hear. General gun smiths are dangerous. whatever you do, don’t fire it until we can look over everything. I’m certain they reassembled the ARGO plugs wrong. The receiver extension is wrong too. If you can work a deal that it comes to my shop for proper reassembly, I’d be glad to help.
    2 points
  19. Hey just wanted to say Hi. I have been following this forum for many years as I have aspired to own a Benelli for over a decade now. The cost just deterred me for many years. I was in the LGS last week and my buddy told me he had a M4 he ordered 6 months ago show up that he hadn't even put in the system yet. M4's are ultra rare out in the sticks of Virginia. Especially in the midst of a plandemic and election year so I looked at my fiance and she just said "quit talking about it and buy the damn thing". Low and behold I walked out of the store with a much lighter wallet and a grin from ea
    2 points
  20. Yup. The new version. I did put a note on the order and asked them to ship the new version. Really well made....
    2 points
  21. The top photo looks like the older original model that was NP3 plated by ROBAR. You can tell by the bolt and trigger guard which are silver colored. The bottom photo is the newer H2O model which is a Ceracoted finish. The bottom is what Benelli is now shipping. They no longer make the true NP3 plated model.
    2 points
  22. The extensions won’t help you for 922 compliance. General consensus is you need three US made parts if using a pistol grip stock. If you’re using the oem collapsible stock, you need four. These days 922 compliance is easy. You have a lot of options to pick from; 1. Trigger (FFT/Briley/Benelliparts) 2. Hammer (FFT/Briley/Geissele/Shootingsight/Benelliparts) 3. Disconnector (FFT/Briley/Benelliparts) 4. Handguards (FFT/Surefire/Briley/Strike Industries) 5. Trigger frame (A&S Engineering) 6. Stock (Mesa Tactical Urbino) 7. Full length magazine tube
    2 points
  23. Awesome! Just got my first 308 too, Daniel Defense DD5
    2 points
  24. sometimes the manual is not real clear..cut a new guy some slack.
    2 points
  25. I can definitely relate. On one hand... I laugh at my old lady and mock her relentlessly (in good faith) when she's upset she "broke a nail". On the other...the scratch on my SCAR 17 barrel (that I inflicted while swapping a muzzle device) is driving me up a wall.
    1 point
  26. I think so, but placing the QD there would flip your stock sideways in VERY uncomfortable position tho. I followed what most assault rifles uses for positioning the QD
    1 point
  27. My default is to go with the RMR RM09 which is a 1 moa dot size optic. I don't see a reason to ever use the larger moa dots. The 1 moa is fast to find since you have a pretty solid cheek weld that guides your face to the optic. Currently on mine are 3.5 moa models since the smaller dot size ones were moved to other platforms. I don't like busy sights and I hate looking thru a tube on a firearm that is meant for more close quarters engagements. So I remove the iron sights from my M4's that have the RMR present. This cuts about 4 ounces of weight which more than offsets the gains of t
    1 point
  28. Sorry I don't have any answer for your questions. Maybe a more experience member can chime in. I'm glad you found a work-around. Unfortunately past experience has taught me that just buying the right tool up front will save me extra time and money in the long run. I'll buy a tool even if I don't think I'll use it again. Of course I don't always follow my own intuition. Case in point I was able to remove the pin spring with a generic snap ring pliers. Broke the first set of replaceable tips on the pliers but after a couple of tries got the spring off......well it actually got itself off
    1 point
  29. Those look good. I was considering ordering a pair like that but I was concerned about getting the proper size to fit correctly. That pin ring has a very narrow opening. I recently ordered a pair from McMaster Carr and I was pleasantly surprised. The description is non existent but they turned out to be the same ones that FFT sells. Imperial IR-38 made in USA. McMaster #5415A61 They are smaller than I thought but so far they have been excellent. I've only used them on the Magazine Spring Seal Ring and Trigger Guard Pin Retaining Ring and they were tremendous. They real test wi
    1 point
  30. I was able to change out my original mag tubes to the 7 shell tubes by using a heatgun with a small nozzle attachment to precisely direct heat to the outside metal of the receiver. Heated up enough quickly to loosen up the red threadlocker (lots of it) and was fortunate not to damage or warp the plastic parts and my M3. Did this for both the M3 and M4, even though our unit's armorer/gunsmith said to use a torch...
    1 point
  31. Maybe more if you have it kitted out with matched plating. At least until the market is saturated and the world runs out of chumps. Sadly true. You don't want a general gunsmith touching a Benelli. They best be a certified Benelli armorer at the very least. There are a lot of nuance parts that require specialized care to get apart and back together. It would be like taking your C7 Corvette to your local shade tree mechanic to have the transmission worked on.
    1 point
  32. You can sleep well......knowing that you won't be sorry either.🙂
    1 point
  33. If anyone is on the fence about this (like I was), there's a 20% off labor day sale now with code "LDS20". That pushed me to give the new version a shot.
    1 point
  34. It’s not that great. I need to modify it to thin the blades somewhat to work properly. It’s better than that Weaver Magnabit though. Plus the seller was the worst person I’ve ever dealt with in 20 years on gunbroker.
    1 point
  35. If you’re curious about the build date, pop off the rubber butt pad and it’ll have a date matrix stamped into the inside of the pad.
    1 point
  36. I have a set of Wera tools specifically for gunsmith work.
    1 point
  37. I have a M1014 two port barrel in excellent condition, complete assembly with barrel extension including ejector, front sight, pistons and gas plugs, ready to put to work - $425 shipped.
    1 point
  38. I bought my 1014 just because it DIDN'T have a stupid choke. Sold my choked M4 the very next week. 😁
    1 point
  39. That's pretty helpful to me, who like the member who posted the question, sometimes I get caught up in the "too many choices" thing. I'm figuring I'll just go order the M4 Barrel that comes with the Modified Choke for about $600 or so and then I'll have factory options, since all M4 barrels will fit all M4's and M41014'S, and I won't have any compliance or functioning issues. And I'll save on that other $1800 for the full M4 Tactical? I'll be around $1200 in the plus??? Well, sort of???
    1 point
  40. If you take a new barrel and cut it for chokes, the cut area loses the chrome lining. And you can't re line the barrel to the same factory standards, especially with the gas block... I honestly think you are over thinking this. The M4 ships with one threaded choke, the M1014 nothing at all; one barrel length*. You are better off buying better ammo. Feed it shit-tier ammo; you will get shit patterns. Federal flightcontrol wad is pretty much the best for buckshot. Having owned both guns, I prefer the barrel without chokes. *excluding 14" NFA and European 19.5"
    1 point
  41. I’ve dealt with Benelliparts for over a decade now and never had any negative experiences like that. Your receiver extension looks fine. They’re all discolored like that. Some of it is from heat treating on the bearing surfaces. Rubbing some oil on it will cover up most of it. The finish on the oem magazine tubes isn’t all that great to be honest.
    1 point
  42. I definitely recommend the use of a 3/16” (4mm) punch. It fits super snug, won’t chip the thread and works best. ATENTION!: Before trying to remove the stock, open it up full length or the thread will work against the stock.
    1 point
  43. I’d consider the regular NP3 over the NP3+. The + model has superior corrosion resistance. But the + series has a softer hardness. The regular NP3 will be more resistant to abrasion and be a bit cheaper too.
    1 point
  44. You have a sku for the new version? Or are all new orders going to be the fixed version?
    1 point
  45. Spin it a few times and feel for how it grabs the bolt. You'll quickly get a feeling for how it works and when to pull it out. Won't take long for it to become second-nature to you! Also, don't be afraid to ask questions. We've got a good group on this forum and are always happy to share our knowledge. Welcome to the board!
    1 point
  46. One issue of consideration when speaking about pellet size is how much penetration you are looking for. Some people prefer smaller pellets in defensive loads so in a residential scenario you don't rip through walls endangering everyone in the house. In other situations you probably want the all-out knockdown of 000 buck. If that's the case, try using some of Caligvla's tri-ball ammo that snapped his B&T rail in half
    1 point
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