Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 04/03/2021 in Posts

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. This is a great deal. There's no way you can build one yourself for this kind of cash. Good luck with the sale.
    3 points
  4. I suggest you scratch that M4 itch lol welcome to the forum! You have to weigh the options, cost, and your tools/ability to each option. With the 1014 you get the collapsible stock (which is currently worth 800 to 1000 bucks) and you get a fixed choke barrel (barrel is not threaded for chokes) is that is something you prefer - I have not seen the info about the 1014 barrel being thicker per se, just that it is not threaded for chokes. Downside is that you do not have the 3 position recoil tube. So in order to make the collapsible stock functional on the 1014, you will have to buy a
    3 points
  5. Looks great and may pick one up. I've always just run the OEM bolt release and can certainly agree the factory one is a good bit too small.
    3 points
  6. Sir, thank you for your service. You sure know when to get out! If you need a hand chasing down trigger pack parts or whatever, hit me up and I'll do my best to find the parts you need.
    2 points
  7. Found the answer in the owner manual. After removing the limiting tube, it can load properly now.
    2 points
  8. I built a second trigger pack using the A&S frame, aftermarket safety, a bunch of Benelli OEM parts, and FFT trigger kit. StrangerDanger has a great post on all the parts needed and how to assemble. He was a great help. I probably didn't need to keep my original trigger intact but it was fun hunting down the parts and figuring out how to put everything together. I'm pretty sure I posted a parts list with all the Benelli OEM part numbers you need to complete.
    2 points
  9. Fitting the FFT hammer is pretty easy to do. I wouldn’t let that be a deal breaker for going that route.
    2 points
  10. Yup other users have went that route with pretty decent success - get 2 guns, mix and match - live happy with your gun or guns. IF you would go this route and decide to sell the 1014 gun that has bad stock tube - please make sure you disclose it to the buyer that they would not be able to just put a collapsible stock on it and expect it to work properly (since without the regular stock on, no one can see the bad recoil tube). You are correct on 922 - the FFT trigger pack is what many guys have done (me included) and paired it with an A&S triggerguard. A word of additional advice -
    2 points
  11. Big dog covered most of it. There is an instant gratification route, but it is initially costly. You’d have to buy two M4’s, a M1014 and an 11707 or similar variant. You’d swap stocks from the M1014 onto the 11707 variant and install a full length magazine tube. You could then sell the M1014 with the fixed pistol grip stock. General consensus for 922 compliance is you need at least four US made parts. A US made full length magazine tube and follower count for two of those parts. You then have options for the other two, A&S engineering trigger frame, Briley/FFT/Benelli parts
    2 points
  12. Thank you!! Yes, LOTS of useful info!! I picked up two..I didn't want to modify anything, but that only goes so far. I have the M1014 / 11701 and the 11707.
    2 points
  13. I had bought and assembled this unit with plans to put it into another Benelli M4. I chose to go a different path. This is an LNIB set of giblets from a donor trigger group that came from another gun of mine. Aside from being function tested, it is new/un-used. The trigger group (A&S) is the black, no logo variant, and was also new at the time I installed these smallparts. I used a black TTI safety, and the A&S reduced power safety spring. After assembly, as noted, I function tested this trigger group to ensure that it was safe, and fully functional. It is. All parts not described are
    1 point
  14. Chances are you didn’t get the spring seated properly in its little notch. The latch pivots on the pin so it isn’t a straight in and out sweep when the latch is moving around. This picture might help you see where the spring should be set:
    1 point
  15. The adjustment button on the collapsible stock is one of the most hardened pieces of steel I have ever encountered. It wasn’t done like that on accident.
    1 point
  16. The pin in the stock is replaceable. Tap it out tap a new one in (or rotate it a bit and put it back in if you cannot source a new one, all the same). The recoil tube...not so much. She heat treated for reasons.
    1 point
  17. GrandThumb recently posted a video having fun with several firearms to test on synthetic skulls to see what would happen with various calibers. The Benelli M4 nicely outfitted comes out near the end to see what a slug will do. Don’t visit if you hate fun and humor.
    1 point
  18. If the temperature of the tube is kept low there is no reason it would need to be heat treated again. Any competent machinist could do it. The parts in the stock that will engage the slots will wear out long before the recoil tube. I am only semi skilled in machining and I would do it if I had a set of drawing with spec dimensions.
    1 point
  19. I honestly don't think you'd get any grief about swapping the magazine tube for a full length one piece tube. With these law enforcement M4's out in public hands, it's practically impossible to determine what model a M4 is without the box. There is zero markings on it to indicate how it came originally. Chances are you're going to end up replacing enough parts to be 922 compliant anyway and hit 922 compliance without even trying these days.
    1 point
  20. Well, if it makes you feel better, I just paid 2850 before taxes for my 11721. Still kicking myself for not buying one years ago but I figured it could be now or never, with all the BS laws they're trying to pass. Luckily I found one on gunbroker from a dealer in state, about 2 hrs away, thear accepted layaway. I actually won the auction for 3200 but since I'd have to pay taxes they lowered the price. Took a few months but I finally got it with the last stimulus check. I already knew there were certain things I wanted to do to it (the stuff I listed in my first reply) and didn't want to exten
    1 point
  21. Excellent choices! 1# I too am in the CC waiting list. Ordered 3/20, waiting for the call. 2# I snagged the Benelli 2 piece muzzle brake as well and was pleased with my initial testing. Shoots slugs surprisingly well. 3# I am sure others have experience with the Benelliparts trigger kit and can offer more details. I and several others recently put FFT trigger kits in our A&S triggerguards and several of us have had to do some very light work on the hammer to get it to reliably/correctly function. Not bad or dangerous work, just something to be aware of. Not sure if Bene
    1 point
  22. #3 - I did the same in terms of building a brand new trigger assembly without removing any parts from my stock assembly. I used A&S trigger guard, FFT upgraded trigger kit and springs, an upgraded safety, and all the rest I bought new Benelli OEM parts. I published a list of everything I bought on a post in this forum if you want to search. it was fun finding all the parts and building a trigger assembly from scratch. #1 - I ordered CC tube, follower, and spring. I just received it and haven't installed but the quality looks great. #4 - Benelli parts announced another pres
    1 point
  23. Congrats on your M4 LastStand and thank you for your service!
    1 point
  24. $1500? That's a great deal. I paid 2k for my 11707 a few months ago.
    1 point
  25. Nice Arthur! I couldn’t find the 11721 here locally but but did see a few on gunbroker. I’ll probably end up spending the same amount if not more getting it there but that just means more enjoyment of building the gun out- even if it means a few f-bombs slip out. I don’t know if I got a good price or not but I did pay $1500 NIB and for me personally the gun was worth every cent. I did purchase a two gun case from Case Club and snagged it off Amazon as “Used-like new” saved me about 50-60 bucks. Nothing wrong with the case.
    1 point
  26. Congrats. I bought the 11721 model so all I needed to do was:. Gg&g bolt release, fft 1.5" charging handle, iwc light mount, and I out the worry free shell carrier in it. Burris fast fire3 on a qd mount. Streamlight tlr rm2 light. Going to do the a&s trigger guard at some point.
    1 point
  27. I love this stock as the standard one is just too long for me. The Urbino stock fits just right. Hope I don't sound too much like Goldilocks, but I digress. The Urbino stock shoots loose about every two range sessions and I have to retighten with a flat head screwdriver. I read on this forum it is a disaster to loctite the threads, so I started looking for another solution. It seems the spring lock washer isn't a very good method of preventing rotation. This video shows why. I am thinking of ordering some of these Nord Lock washers. Can anyone think of any downsides? You can get a pa
    1 point
  28. Ya I am upfront on all my dealings, I don't want to get burnt, nor would I want to burn anyone else. Thats sad to hear about the FFT, makes me question using a product that is out of spec in such a high-end firearm, like is the hardening done right? My mind thinks "is it so soft it will mushroom or so hard it will break"
    1 point
  29. I think these two guys covered everything to the nth degree for you. However, I would add just one caveat.....I would not buy the gun sight unseen, like from GB or other online dealer that use a generic photo of a Benelli M4, because you very well might get one of Benelli's "COVID BLUE" receivers (as I call them) as has happened to several forum members here. Some have liked the blue colored receivers but, some have also hated it. Benelli gave a disingenuous excuse, (as far as I am concerned) as to why the change occurred from a normal parkerized type finish to a somewhat electric blue fi
    1 point
  30. No, it would still hit from my testing. The height provided by the pic rail on the IWC mount and the pic connector on the light are greater than the lip of the cap and remaining gap.
    1 point
  31. Wouldn't it have to be heat treated after the slots were ground in? If you look at the factory multi position tube you can plainly see what appears to be heat treating at each notch. I personally wouldn't want to be the guinea pig since the wallop to the face from the recoil of a 3 inch slug or buckshot would likely not be particularly pleasant should the slots peen over or give way due to the recoil.
    1 point
  32. Not nubile virgin tight, but not main street corner girl loose either lol It's honestly not bad.
    1 point
  33. You have to use the pic mount for the tail to clear the guard.
    1 point
  34. Yes, the 8" handguard will work fine with the iwc mount and an m600. That was my exact setup at one point. You can check out on the Benelli M4 picture thread.
    1 point
  35. The larger the button, the easier it is to break the post the button is mounted to. This post is welded into the body of the stamped sheet metal latch. If you hit it hard or twist it, it can break the weld and you end up with a shitty fidget spinner. I broke a GG$G years ago when unscrewing the pad without holding the pad with a wrench. GG$G did replace it for me. I wish FFT had spent more time improving the latch so that it was easier/smoother to load the M4. They’re set up with a plater too, wouldn’t hurt to have the latch Np3 plated. This added value would make the pric
    1 point
  36. Welcome to this forum. There is a lot of useful information here. What model of Benelli do you have?
    1 point
  37. 1 point
  38. The 18.3 is the metric diameter of the bore, 18.3 mm = 12 gauge. PSF =Polvere Senza Fumo = Italian for smokeless powder gun proof mark.
    1 point
  39. Hi StrangerDanger, This is Greg over at Tango arms. My apologies for the ridiculously late reply as I am just learning about this forum. Currently we have 3 options which will be the same for stipple work and for stipple work + forends. They are the classic, full grip, and full stipple. Each version is for the set of forends. The Types of stippling: Classic - The most common version that follows the shape of the forend. This looks the best in my opinion. Full grip - Is the classic that extends the stippling in the center portion all the way up. By extending the p
    1 point
  40. 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.
    1 point
  41. I didn't mention above but I am building a trigger with brand new parts rather than using the trigger that came with the gun. This way I know I have a working trigger and can also use it for a reference to make sure my new one is working correctly. Someone asked for the parts I used. They are listed below along with where I found them: AFTERMARKET PARTS Enhanced Trigger Guard - No logo (includes a trigger pin and the safety plunger retaining pin)- A&S Engineering Shotgun Reduced Effort Trigger Spring Pack (Primarily for Reduced Effort Safety Spring and Benelli Par
    1 point
  42. So, I think i may be done for now...I just got my Briley Handguard, but they sent me the 13 inch instead of the 8 inch, so deciding if i want to keep it. Threw in a pic with the TS12 for size comparison: Build: Briley Carbon Tube Briley Extended Follower Nordic One Shot Extension Benelli Comp Briley Mlok Handguard GG&G Charging Handle GG&G Bolt Release Scalarworks Sync Mount Trijicon RMR Strike Industries Forward Grip Stage Saver Geissele M4 Super Hammer IWC Buttstock QD Mount
    1 point
  43. I had the same issue with the Urbino stock on my M4. Then I found a External Star Washer Serrated Zinc in my tool box and mounted it on my Urbino stock retaining screw. It has not loosened since.
    1 point
  44. Because pic quad rails are soooo 90s
    1 point
  45. theyre HORRIBLE design!!!! 1. they promote dirt to fly into the piston system 2. their attachment is nutty and junk (read the instructions on attaching them!) 3. theyll chew your fingers up 4. make you wanna hang yourself taking them off and on to clean the gun more than once!!!
    1 point
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-04:00
×
×
  • Create New...