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  1. I figured the H20 would be much harder to match and wondered how it would turn out.......well , he has this on lock and I am super impressed at the quality and finish. If you need a tube get a hold of him.
    7 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
    7 points
  4. Here's mine. Build list: Briley CF extended mag tube Briley Handguard Briley Bolt Release Nordic 1 shot mag extension Benelli Muzzle Brake Benelli Collapsible Stock (California Button Pinned) Limbsaver Stock pad IWC Multi Light Scout Mount IWC Buttstock QD Mount Surefire M600 Ultra Scout light Taccom Premium Stage Saver with Briley Stage Saver Adapter TTI Charging Handle TTI Shell Lifter TTI Safety Carrier Comp Follower Briley Match Trigger A&S Enhanced Trigger Guard Scalarworks Sync Trijico
    7 points
  5. I’m retiring from the military soon and figured I would reward myself. I was finally able to locate a M4/11707 last week and now the project begins. BTW > StrangerDanger - your wheelhouse of knowledge has been greatly appreciated and so have a few others. I’ve been ranking my priorities for upgrades 1. ORDERED - CC Ti 7+1 tube/follower/wolf spring: awaiting backlog like everyone else. The wait won’t kill me... 2. ORDERED- Muzzle this really wasn’t a priority but saw they were in stock. Ordered from benelliparts and it shipped the same day. I love that! 3.
    6 points
  6. Got another one of these builds finally coming back from Wright Armory. Some bad, they seriously increased their pricing without any forewarning. This current M4 racked up 2200 dollars in costs with them for the plating. It used to be around 1150. They really stick it to you on the chemical stripping fees. I’m going to speak to the owner about the drastic increase to see what the deal is. It’s hard to give customers quotes when the pricing varies so much. This H2O will have a Trijicon SRO in place along with a set of actual Trijicon iron sights done up by ToolTech. The sight housing was
    6 points
  7. My Background The M4 is my first shotgun, and I have never taken a formal training class with it. My M4 haD less than 200 rounds through it before this class. My Equipment The Shotgun M4 with a steel 7 round tube, C-stock in the middle position, and the following mods: Surefire Dual Fuel Light on an IWC QD Mount GG&G Bolt Release TTI Shell Lifter Aimpoint T2 on ADM Low Mount FFT Trigger Set and A&S Housing IWC QD Rear Mount VTAC 2 Point Sling Tactical Gear SOE 12 GA Micro Rig The Class This was a “Ba
    6 points
  8. One of the kids. Duck to water on the m4. I couldn’t keep the rounds flowing fast enough.
    6 points
  9. I found a NIB M4 early last year and sent it out to California for the Agency Arms build. Details Include: Agency Arms octagonal Extension Tube Kit (Increases TOTAL capacity to 7+1, 9 if ghostloading), Barrel Porting, Agency Arms Extended Carrier, Agency Arms Extended Bolt Release, Agency Arms Extended Charging Handle, Modified Bolt Carrier, Receiver Loading Port Machining, Agency Arms MLOK® handguard/rail, Gunsmith trigger job, texturing of the stock (on select models) and installation of an oversized dome safety. Extended Carrier and Bolt Carrier are polished and refinished in a PVD coating
    5 points
  10. my M4 build, 11707 model (purchased august 2020): mesa tactical urbino stock with limbsaver carriercomp titanium extended mag tube with spring and follower trijicon rmr on scalarworks mount freedom fighters tactical 1/2" steel charging handle IWC light and sling mount streamlight TLR-1 HL blue force gear vickers sling grovtech QD swivel chokes: C, IC, plus the M supplied with the gun thanks to several here (especially stranger danger) for the inspiration and instructions.
    5 points
  11. I thought I would show the finished product. Now I have my original trigger with no modifications and my new trigger with all the upgrades I mentioned at the beginning of this post. Thanks to Stranger Danger for the help. Some side by side pictures below.
    5 points
  12. I'll throw in my two cents here, which are worth what you pay for them. I had to make a leap, of faith to trust an autoloading shotgun for a defensive weapon. I just didn't trust them. Then I got an interest in them and started looking with the Mossberg 930. Not reliable enough for me. Looked at the Beretta, Remington and others. Didn't know much about shotgun's when I started, nothing about Benellis. The cost of the guns went up as I continued looking. I noticed everything was being compared to the M-4. That was the benchmark everyone was trying to achieve. Light went on i
    5 points
  13. All of the M4’s I have bought and received as a FFL have come disassembled? The boxes interior is set up for them to come in pieces. You would not want them to be fully assembled. Things like the bolt handle will punch thru the side of the box and do damage when the boxes are smashed in shipment.
    5 points
  14. The MC M4 manual. Benelli M4 (USMC Manual).pdf
    5 points
  15. 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
    5 points
  16. 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
  17. Thanks guys. Always happy to help. Now where are the pictures!
    5 points
  18. 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
  19. I haven't installed one nor had sufficient intellectual curiosity just to knock it out for the heck of it BUT if I did this would be my plan. Call factory for replacement support collar; then whack away. But I believe you would have to have the proper support collar for the plunger which I envision as a small externally splined cylinder that allows the spring powered plunger head to traverse thru it. I believe the plunger spring assembly is removed by inserting a 1.5 mm punch thru the access port on the back side of the assembly which would fit thru the spring to greet the back sid
    5 points
  20. M1014/11701: Limited edition flag model. Comes with a oem collapsible stock that doesn’t function. The receiver extension is neutered to prevent function. Barrel does not have removable chokes. The original release of 1-2500 came with aluminum trigger frames. Current production flag editions outside of this initial release have polymer frames. Original release had a different barrel design that didn’t have the seating ring that mates against the receiver face. Handguards were slightly different as to account for this seat ring. 922(r) rules apply for modifying the shotgun’s capacity and collap
    5 points
  21. As a certified firearms instructor, I would preface saying that the best firearm you have is the one you’ll actually carry. The shotgun in the house will do little good standing in the driveway. Every time I have needed a firearm, I have never had the luxury of 30 seconds to go retrieve one. I would recommend seeking profession training to ingrain the firearm rules. I’d recommend both you and your wife attend one since knowing your legal rights is as important as picking a gun. I’d do this before spending a bunch of money.
    5 points
  22. My M4 looks just like any other right now, but the custom case with a benelli flashlight and a interestingly gripped knife with a matching serial number is pretty unique. The only downside is the case is a bit oversized, and the foam isn’t cut in a way that permits adding an RMR, a light, or a stock with an adjustable length of pull so I might have to buy another pelican case.
    5 points
  23. Hello everyone We have identified 3 companies we will be Partnering with for our metal finishes for the Firearms Industry. The losing of The Robar Companies inc. did not effect any of our OEM accounts , we still have many companies that have been sending us parts for metal finish, Robar (being in the same building) was the only gunsmith shop that was allowed to do firearms directly with us. We will be letting everyone know soon where they can send their firearms and parts to for all our metal finishes.
    5 points
  24. “Carrier Loading” (aka Ghost Loading). See page 24 of the USMC M1014 manual LINK to USMC M1014 manual
    5 points
  25. I ordered the A&S trigger guard and the TTC carrier yesterday. 😬 I just got lucky is all. The owners son is currently a TAC-P for the Air Force and that sparked conversations once I had started providing documents for the background check. I’m not a TAC-P - just want to clarify that and that’s not an insult either. Those dudes are badass! But we talked for a while and I told him I was retiring this year and that I wanted to get back into shooting. I got the last one in stock and without telling me he knocked a few bucks off. Pretty cool right!?!
    4 points
  26. The forum has been really slow lately, so I figured I'd try to add some content again. Recently I was contacted by a client to put together the ultimate Benelli M4 with a focus on reliability, and reduced perceived recoil. Cost is not a concern. The main goal was to have a shotgun built for home defense. So, with that said, here is the roughed out plan. The M4 is a 11707 model. It's an older version that has an aluminum trigger frame. The shotgun itself is brand new and never appears to have been fired. This is an 18.5" barreled model. Receiver Upgrades - Loading Por
    4 points
  27. Looks nice! Here's one I put together using a 1911 extended mag release button. Just had to drill and tap for a 5-40 screw to fit. All for about $25
    4 points
  28. Cool, that’s what I was wondering. I have a ‘65 convertible. The Lincoln world is a pretty small community.
    4 points
  29. After about 4 months, I finally have a Benelli M4 in the configuration that I want. Huge shout out to @StrangerDanger for all the advice and suggestions!! Here's the parts list for those interested: Collapsible Stock Multi Light Benelli M4 Mount - Scout Heavy Duty Push Button QD Swivel (2) Surefire M600DF Dual Fuel LED Scout Light 1500 Lumen Black Modlite 18650 Body QD Rotation Limited Sling MOUNT-N-SLOT for Buttstock Blue Force Gear Vickers Padded Sling Black Nylon Dave Metal Works Oversized Safety FFT / Wolff Premium Trigger Gro
    4 points
  30. Hello, I just got a notification that some of the OEM parts (for example, specific trigger parts) I was having a hard time finding are now available at Brownells. I also noticed that their prices seem a bit more reasonable compared to others. Have a great day!
    4 points
  31. Thank you for the welcome. Here are a couple of photos. Can anyone tell me who, besides Midwest Gun Works makes a magazine tube extension for the Benelli M3? I checked my usual go to Nordic, Daves Metal Works and also Briley but it did not appear either of them did. Benelliparts.net has a factory 7-round magazine(s) for $200, but I am hesitant to buy from him because of some things I’ve read here. GS
    4 points
  32. That’s unacceptable. I’d call and get them to replace it. Taran must be busy plowing Instagram models.
    4 points
  33. It’s been a few months since I’ve upgraded my M4’s. I ran across these titanium chokes that are lighter than the oem steel ones. They also offer some porting to reduce perceived recoil. Probably looking at a 10% reduction at best, but that’s better than nothing! I’ll take any weight reduction I can get out at the end of the barrel. You cannot shoot steel shot thru these chokes, but that doesn’t affect me at all. I went with an Improved Cylinder restriction for both M4’s. I’ve been having a couple 14” and M1014 flag edition M4 barrels threads by Briley lately. They have all
    4 points
  34. Parts finally arrived yesterday. Spent a few hours doing reassembly. Quite a bit of fitting is required to get one of these together after everything has been plated and poor fitting aftermarket components. Such as the FFT handguards must be filed down to get the barrel ring to seat correctly. The FFT hammer had to be ground a bit to make the hammer not hang up on the disconnector. The gas pistons have to be fit. What I do with the pistons is I put the pistons in my drill chuck, then hold a section of 400 grit sandpaper. I then finish it up with some 1000 grit paper. You keep test fitting the
    4 points
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Out of what can only be described as sheer luck, I came across this gun at Bass Pro this afternoon. To add icing to this already awesome cake, I got it for almost $150 under normal retail. It’s safe to say I’m pretty happy right now!
    4 points
  39. OMG what an ammo eater. This thing spit shells fast. I ran a few different ammo types through it fairly fast. 5 different targets, fast trigger pulls 5 for 5. I was singing. You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey You're as sweet as strawberry wine... Bottom line, worth every penny. I paid GB pricing buy it now, still worth it.
    4 points
  40. Nope, that's our normal pricing. Unlike others, we don't jack up the price to score some extra profit. Our pricing remains the same as it was a year ago.
    4 points
  41. You need to determine if the stock's adjustment button allowed the stock to twist on you when firing. I'd want to inspect the stock to see if any of the pins that lock the stock in place are damaged. This damage could also be on the button itself. If the receiver extension is moving around under recoil, it's dangerous and should be addressed. It's just a matter of time before it twists during recoil and you get socked in the eye by the rear sight assembly. I'd highly recommend fixing it yourself, having Benelli address it or sending it to me. I would not let a general gunsmith try to fix
    4 points
  42. 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
  43. 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
    4 points
  44. There is a lot of extremely good comments and advice here, IMO. Deciding to arm yourself at home or concealed carry away from home is really a lifestyle change. That can sound overwhelming but it shouldn't deter you from taking the first step on the journey. Other than parroting what others have already said, my best advice is for you and your wife to do it together if you can; this should be easier because it will be new to the both of you and you won't have the typical scenario of the know-it-all husband telling the little wifey what she needs and how to do it. Do some research o
    4 points
  45. Funny you should ask, this particular seminal fluid collector was made by our very own resident engineer and horse whisperer. Word has it he's one hell of a Nerf-gun painter too!
    4 points
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