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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. It occurred to me that I have yet to post a photo of my M4 since completion.
    3 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Shoot, maybe that scratch was your lucky charm. Best not fix it just in case.
    1 point
  6. While I’m posting, here is one of my current 12 gauge family. Home defense= covered.
    1 point
  7. First time out with my then new sbe 3 at the clays range it fell off the golf cart at full speed onto the sharp gravel road and got some nice deep gouges. Nothing to be done and it still works fine so it doesnt really matter.
    1 point
  8. 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
  9. Since the gun will see regular use, I'd suggest taping off the area around the "gap" in the camo pattern (leaving only the gap exposed) and apply a quick shot of spray paint. I've seen camo colors w flat sheen at the hardware store. Or brush on some model paint from the hobby store. Blend some paints to match the straw color?? Better yet if you know someone who has an airbrush, I bet they would be glad to help you in trade for your appreciation of their craft and a beer or two.....
    1 point
  10. As far as if you need to do anything to it. These are still the base matte black underneath as far as I know (they were in the SBE lineup). If what I see is what you are talking about on the receiver, it doesn't look like it affected the metal or the finish on it. If that is what you see in person, then personally, I'd say you are safe to leave it without worrying about damaging the metal underneath. If you really are concerned with the look, I'd check out the gun camo options available at local gun store, Bass Pro, Cabelas, and the like. I know on the SBE II, it was fairly common for the
    1 point
  11. Thanks for the info. Some of that excess is from assembly which I wiped off. I am in Temecula and go out near Ocotillo Wells often. I do travel through Mojave sometimes. I drilled and tapped my butt stock button. A tool is required to release it.
    1 point
  12. Assembled my FCG with the new A&S trigger guard that arrived today. Function test perfect out of the box. Cycled dummy rounds several times; all good. I will take her to the desert this weekend for live fire testing. Very pleased with everything so far.
    1 point
  13. Good to know on the spacers, thanks @StrangerDanger. package arrives tomorrow, can’t wait to play around a bit.
    1 point
  14. I have some older guns, or otherwise collectible that it breaks my heart when I ding them. But, these rarely get out of the house much anyway. On hunting guns, I grumble then move on. You are going to think this is BS but it is the truth. I was pheasant hunting with about 20 other guys in northern Kansas near the Nebraska border. One of the guys grabs a brand new shotgun from the box. Walks over to a barb wire fence and proceeds to run the wooden stock on it. He loads it, shoots a mag full and then turns around. He walks back smiling ear to ear. His response? Now I can hunt with the
    1 point
  15. If it doesn’t work for me, it’s yours.
    1 point
  16. It sounds cliché, but the old saying of "buy once, cry once" def applies to the M4. It is a world-class combat shotgun that has very few rivals. Yeah the price tag is high, but once you own one and start using it, the value is immediately apparent. For me personally, an M4 was at the tippy top of my gun bucket list, save for a transferrable MP5. I've had my M4 since mid-April and to this day I still can't believe that I finally own one. Just last night I was holding it and was giddy with excitement that I actually have one. Not only that, but it's modded the way I always dreamed of. I
    1 point
  17. Polymer fame by itself is fine but you can run into trouble when upgrading the trigger components. I installed the FFT trigger group into my polymer frame and found it was not precise enough to match what FFT made. I sent the whole thing off to StrangerDanger and he put all of my components into an A&S frame and it's been perfect ever since. It sucks to have to spend an additional $220 on a trigger housing but once you start using the gun you'll be glad you did.
    1 point
  18. Make Benelli fix that. There is a spring then a detent that the teeth of the cap ratchet on. I believe the detent is crimped or swaged in place. https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1439770A https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1439760A
    1 point
  19. 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
  20. Because up until the latest M3, all prior ones had a pin that wasn't captured. The M4 is suppose to be easy to field service. Kinda like M16 push pins are captured. If you lose parts, the gun can shoot. It is easier to lose the M3 (or M1, M2, etc) clip. Your regular M1014 isn't going to be taken apart all the time to put in parts; just disassemble and oil. Even if you happen to break or lose the M4 clip, the gun can still be assemble and shot because of the captured pin.
    1 point
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Very cool! My daughter loves 12 gauge too.
    1 point
  25. I Just ordered these from Amazon. I let you know how they work when I finish my trigger upgrade next weekend. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002INOFSA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    1 point
  26. 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
  27. Dissident Arms makes one. The over sized lifter is to reduce thumb pinching; two different parts.
    1 point
  28. A 12 gauge semi auto is a formidable tool for home defense. "Hell and back" reliability, red dot friendly, what's not to love? I paid just north of 1500 abt 10 yrs ago and haven't regretted it once.
    1 point
  29. It strikes me as odd to ask for opinions after you've purchased it, especially with that many rounds already fired. But, since you haven't had much other shotgun experience to compare it to, it is a practical question. I bought an M4 only because of my history with Benelli on the other models, especially my long time love affair with the SBE 1 (H&K import). I fell in love with the inertia action. Personally, it is the inertia action of their semi-autos that IS Benelli to me. But, the M4's gas system allows it to be softer recoiling, and offers some "freehand" (meaning firing without r
    1 point
  30. Love the smell of new rubber
    1 point
  31. 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.
    1 point
  32. hmmm apparently European M4 14" are threaded for choke tubes, presumably for the stand off breacher.
    1 point
  33. I just purchased a new M4 in titanium cerakote. Can someone point me to a thread or take the time to explain which is better currently with what's avaiable in 2020 being titanium cerakote or the anodized black aluminum with phosphate barrel? Its on back order and I believe I can still modify my order. Thanks
    1 point
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  35. I’d be hard pressed to shoot a fleeing felon due to my allergy to murky litigation. Arsonists have an open season, no bag limit policy. Aggravated felonies like that meet all the criteria for defending yourself or a third party from serious bodily injury or death. If I were stuck in a situation where looting was prevalent, I’d remain indoors and use the entry point as a funnel. Looters become attackers threatening great bodily injury or death as soon as they enter a domicile. Don’t exit the structure to confront. Anyone inside catches a round. The problem with the
    1 point
  36. Everyone will offer recommendations for pistols, but the only way to truly see what works for you is to go and rent them. What works for you might not work for her and vise versa. Unless your wife is ‘strong on plow,’ it may be too heavy and have too much recoil for her to manage. The M4 has a complicated loading system that is difficult to use under stress. It requires a lot of fine motor skills.
    1 point
  37. Scout and Evolution covered most of it. The only thing I'd caution is Benelli did a bit of a bait and switch with the H2O models. The original H2O was NP3 plated. The current ones are Cerakoted to look like they're NP3 plated. Cerakote does pretty good at protecting the finish, but it does not have the embedded teflon substrate that makes it function without lubrication. The Cerakote models didn't even paint the small moving parts because Cerakote isn't really good for that. It's too thick and uneven of a finish that will cause tolerance stacking issues. I just sent my first batch of part
    1 point
  38. 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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