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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
    7 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. 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
  4. Thanks guys. Always happy to help. Now where are the pictures!
    5 points
  5. 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
  6. 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.
    4 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A tip for cleaning the pistons. Soak them in Motorcraft carburetor cleaner. The liquid, not the spray. The carbon is dissolved in a few hours, wipes clean with a paper towel.
    3 points
  11. 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
    3 points
  12. 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
  13. Great to hear.....congrats SD has been helping many for YEARS. Truly an unsung hero of the forum
    3 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Merry belated Christmas! I had disconnected from the internet for a few days.
    3 points
  17. 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
  18. Look up A&S Engineering trigger frames. They’re beautifully machined aluminum. The ejector is pretty easy. When the bolt travels rearward with the shell hooked on the extractor claw, the rim of the case makes contact with the ejector which directs it out the ejection port. Being spring loaded reduces wear and tear on the shotgun since it isn’t hitting an unmovable part. The ARGO system sounds more complex than it is. You saw the two ports from the barrel. Each port feeds the gas chamber of the ARGO system for each piston. The piston sits free floating in the system. Wit
    2 points
  19. First post here. Wanted to thank all of you for sharing your knowledge on this great shotgun brand. In return, I will share that jays guns Florida has 2 Entry M4s. 850-682-4600, $2099
    2 points
  20. I have been lurking and learned a lot since purchasing my M4 a few months ago. Today I installed one of SOCOMguy’s (of this forum) 7 round mag tube today. When I first got a hold of him he had several black ready to roll out the door. I wanted to match my Titanium Cerakote, so he had a custom coating done and the color match is PERFECT. I just wanted to post a few pics so anyone looking at their options can see what it looks like installed. The install went smooth, thanks to being prepped with information found here. I also added the FFT forends and follower for 922R compliance. I think i
    2 points
  21. Scalarworks is sending out the missing 4 parts today. They were very helpful and responsive. You know, any company can hit a bump in the road - it's how they respond that shows their character. In this instance, I could not ask for anything more.
    2 points
  22. 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
  23. Nice job Shekkie and most grateful thanks to Benelliwerks and Strangerous Dave. A few things to add to your most excellent range/garage report: 1) A 13mm 8/1.0mm nut must not be the industry standard. I really wanted a nylon lock nut but neither Lowes or Home Depot had them. They did have plenty of 8/1.25mm stuff. I did manage to pick up a 4-pack of regular 8/1.0 mm nuts that worked just fine on reassembly....now what do I do with them? On another note, I didn't see a lot of inventory on their shelves; lots of empty holes...my first reality check that COVID has hit the manufactu
    2 points
  24. Argh enough twisting my arm already ! Just ordered my Noveske plate this morning
    2 points
  25. CLP I also suggest gunsocks a golden rod in the safe, and a meter monitor himidity
    2 points
  26. Larue mounts seem to be hard on all rails, not just Benelli.
    2 points
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Very cool.......but I’ll stick with my Benelli
    2 points
  31. Post pics when you get a chance!
    2 points
  32. Let’s see a photo of that beast
    2 points
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. That's about what I do when I don't have a factory torque spec.
    2 points
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Gee thanks ! Now I'm waiting on my new IWC mount and Vickers sling to arrive also.
    1 point
  42. Good news! Let us know your thoughts when you put the replacement through it’s paces.
    1 point
  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. 25 inlbs felt about right. I could feel the force it took to remove them because I goofed and had the light mounted on the wrong side. I've been doing the decreasing thing. I have acetone but I've been using alcohol lately on fasteners. Also used the loctite 243. 36 inlbs for the IWC mount felt right at the upper end of the torque limit. The IWC instructions call for a max of 40 inlbs but I figured I'd back it down a bit since I used loctite. I've used the sharpie trick on a couple of rifles. Silver/Gold depending on the color of your work piece. I replaced the screws in
    1 point
  45. 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
  46. That's what I was initially thinking. 25 inlbs no more than 30. However, I felt 30 was pushing it with the aluminum light body. I don't think there are heli-coils in there. If anyone has ever had an older Aimpoint Micro you know the concern.
    1 point
  47. Snug then about 1/8 turn I used blue thread locker
    1 point
  48. 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
  49. Thanks for the warm welcome! Seeing that I'm a new Benelli owner, I never felt it appropriate to comment or contribute until now. You will find me quite active on other forums of interest. I find it odd that I feel I have to explain why I posted a positive comment about a vendor, this forum and the people who contribute to it.
    1 point
  50. Finally an easier solution for adding a Limbsaver to the Benelli M4 is available. This is significantly easier and requires fewer parts in the past assemblies of the 10111 model that required the Noveske adapter plate that is no longer sold. For this assembly we'll be using the Limbsaver 10403. This model has a raised lip on the inside of the buttpad that helps center the pad on the stock. First step is to remove the collapsible stock from your shotgun. You will then need to remove the factory buttpad by using a philips screw driver and inserting it in to the two small holes on the f
    1 point
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