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  1. 2 points
    https://www.j-kenny.com/installation/ also here is the install video. Might help
  2. 2 points
    NiB is much better for triggers than NP3. Teflon will not stand up to the high pressures generated on sear edges. NiB is upwards of 70Rc hardness. That said, DLC is even lower friction, so I've been curious to experiment - maybe this is the project. Not sure about charging handles, I know how to make good triggers, and it seems everyone and his brother is making charging handles because it does not take much skill. What is your definition of 'badass' when it comes to charging handles? Is there something that other options do not offer>
  3. 2 points
    "Not sure why anyone would need a ghost ring on a shotgun anyway, but I'm sure someone on this forum will explain it to me!" OK, I'll try. A ghost ring is designed for a quick acquisition accurate shot at longer ranges than normal shotgun shot ranges such as turkey hunting and taking out dirtbags beyond grenade-throw ranges. The eye tends to automatically line up the front sight in the middle of the rear ring, making for a quicker shot. At least, that's the theory. While a ghost ring set obviously isn't optimal for clays shooting (you won't find pics of Kim Rhode shooting a GR-equipped O/U in the olympics), I've pounded thousands of orange discs over the years with my older M1 with GR sights. Since you're supposed to be looking at the bird with both eyes open and not the sights, I've never found the rear sight interfering with my ability to track the target. But hey, that's just me.
  4. 2 points
    Hopefully you have a padded vice block or you can use a thick rag. You need to stage the receiver so that you aren’t lighting your rag on fire or the rubber blocks. Email me at [email protected] I’ll give you my number and we can text if that helps.
  5. 2 points
    The M4 is pretty drop safe. I was concerned about the design years ago. So I unloaded it and repeatedly bounced the gun on the carpet in various angles to try to get the hammer to fall. It never happened. You’d need to throw it hard enough for the trigger to be pulled in order for the hammer to drop I don’t think you could shock the hammer to get past the trigger hook or the disconnector if it rebounded enough. What I use the safety. Round in the chamber, magazine topped off. I don’t mess with ghost loading since I’ve seen it cause malfunctions. I use a larger DMW safety that I can feel poke my trigger finger when the safety is engaged. It’s instant feedback to know its condition. I also trim 1.5 coils from the spring so that I can press the safety without breaking my firing grip. It’s still firm to press, but not factory straining firm. As a certified firearms instructor, I should add some comments about safe storage. I’d urge everyone to store their firearms in some kind of safe even if you don’t have children. A cousin of mine when he was 3-4 went to someone’s house who didn’t have children and they had the shotgun leaned against the back of a door. No one thought of the gun and he went and grabbed it being young and not knowing any better. He pressed the trigger and the shotgun discharged thru the roof right next to his head. He was fine, but it could have easily not been. The only victim that day was the sheet rock in that guy’s trailer along with his pride. There are a bunch of cool high speed locking systems out there now with biometrics and back up PIN numbers. They have them for rifle and shotgun storage now, not just pistols. They’re not meant to protect against theft, they’re meant to keep the firearm out of unauthorized users’ hands and keep them accessible to you if needed. From a training perspective, if the firearm has been out of your immediate control for any length of time, should you trust that it is still in the condition you left it in? No one wants to spend a couple hundred bucks on a lock box. Most of them suck anyway, but what if you got one that presented the pistol grip to you so you could draw it easily with the trigger guard covered? Sweeping a loaded pistol off a night stand in the dark can be a safety issue. Did the cat jump on it and move the way you position it? Depending where you live can add another layer of culpability if an unauthorized user gets ahold of one of your firearms. Even if they’re a burglar. Having at least this second layer of protection will help keep you out of trouble when LaShawn steals your gun and smokes the cashier at the Stop & Rob.
  6. 2 points
    Glad to see that manual on my G-Drive is of use to people! 😊
  7. 2 points
    “Carrier Loading” (aka Ghost Loading). See page 24 of the USMC M1014 manual LINK to USMC M1014 manual
  8. 1 point
    On the stippling, the difference is the classic leaves the thumb shelf area and inside the gills of the handguard unmolested. The complete does everything. I prefer the classic style myself. Tango Arms does a great job and you don’t have any of the plastic coming off in your hand like sand paper. I did note that the stippling is rather sharp when you first get it back, but it seems to soften or the edges get knocked off quickly. I’d send your own set in since their pricing is pretty high to buy a set from them. Kiss the FFT ones for the 922 compliance part. They’re not the best fit compared to the OEM, but I can make it work. I haven’t seen a complete stippling job done on one. The pictures are of the classic. Having a ball mill will speed things up! The limit is the shell stop. It almost looks like Briley trims the pin when they go really deep with this porting. I use a dremel with a pen attachment system so it’s like holding a pencil. Dremel makes an abrasive polishing wheel bit that is excellent for removing aluminum and breaking corners. It’s slow so you don’t loose control. I’ll try to take some progression shots as I go.
  9. 1 point
    Robar will plate titanium, they just won’t warranty the work. Never had an issue with the plating on any titanium parts.
  10. 1 point
    Without a good pair of snap ring pliers, they’ll make you question god and the meaning of the universe. The one under the trigger group pin that retains it in to the receiver is a real son of a bitch to get out.
  11. 1 point
    The front sight and rear sight from Meprolights will remain black since you can't plate the sights with their tritium lamps installed. There is a work around for this, but it is costly. You'd have to NP3 plate the OEM sights, then send those out to Tooltech to have Trijicon lamps installed. I think they charge a ridiculous amount, like 250 dollars. The hood of the front sight and the rear sight housing are going to be plated on this one. It will end up looking like this one I did a while back, but the Trijicon RMR's that are nickel boron plated aren't readily available anymore.
  12. 1 point
    Hi from UK. I have a j Kenny lifter installed in my m2. It works very well. It's two piece design and one additional spring. (similar to MOA but in different location. I also have an moa precision lifer that doesn't cycle rounds at all.
  13. 1 point
    The normal functions of the gun remain. You can still load the tube and leave the chamber empty, and you can open the bolt and remove the chambered round without emptying the magazine. If the bolt is closed (regardless of the chamber being empty or loaded) you can load round into the mag tube as in normal operation. The auto load feature allows you to have the gun completely empty (including the mag tube) and the bolt locked open, but now shells can still be inserted into the mag tube.. When you insert the first rounds into the mag tube the first round will then eject into the action and get chambered. This was all developed for competition guns so when the gun is shot dry only one loading technique is needed – just stuff shells into t mag tube and keep going– no need to insert a round into the action, close the bolt, then fill the tube. Whether the “modification” holds up under heavy use / high round count remains to be seen. I have a couple thousand rounds in on my M2 with the MOA Precision parts – so far so good.
  14. 1 point
    This J-Kenny Auto Loading Lifter does sound quite interesting, but it leaves me a little bit confused about what manual features it overrides with the Benelli M4. I read their product page on their website, but the info leaves me with more questions and confusion. Does the Auto Loading Lifter not allow the chamber to be clear, the bolt closed and a full magazine tube? What I mean by that is ... I really like that I can chamber my first round and upon racking the charging handle, I can quickly & easily clear the chamber without it automatically ejecting a round from the magazine and allow the bolt to close with an empty chamber. This is where I am left a bit confused as to what this part will disable and/or alter in the way of 'normal' functionality. I think it would be a really good idea for that company to make a thorough video showing two Benelli M4s side by side and demonstrating the original/normal functions vs how it functions using the Auto Loading Lifter.
  15. 1 point
    As an FYI, ShootingSight should be releasing a tool steel hammer for the M4 in a couple of months. If you are interested, please email [email protected], and we will get in touch as soon as they are available. These will be CNC machined Rolled Plate S7 Tool Steel, so the highest grade you can get. Price TBD - under $100. It will be 100% US made, so 922R compliant. Art Neergaard ShootingSight llc www.shootingsight.com
  16. 1 point
    With a TTI reduced power hammer spring I had several light primer strikes (FTF) using Fed or Win cheap bird shot (about 100 rounds). This was several years ago. I also installed the FFT trigger package (trig, hammer, dis-connector) at the same time. I went back to the OEM spring. I did like the pull with the TTI spring - definitely reduced weight. Felt good, but the occasional lack of a bang made it a no-go for me. I just notice that FFT uses Wolf springs...I wonder if they are better than TTI's springs. Anyone?
  17. 1 point
    Let's think about this analytically. The magazine tube on a twelve gauge has a necessarily larger diameter than a twenty gauge, just as the barrels are different diameters, to accommodate the larger shotgun shell. Here's an illustration of the differences in diameter of shells, forearms (and, therefore, magazine tubes), and corresponding spacers. Please don't take this to be condescending. I gather from some of your questions that you may be new to shotguns so please take this in the gentle advise manner in which it was meant. 🙂
  18. 1 point
    Yes, that's where they're supposed to be. They should have already been installed in the forearm from the factory. BTW, they're steel washers, not rubber o-rings. There are two flat washers and one that looks bent. The 4th one is the retaining washer with the ears that fit into the channels on either side of the forearm. One flat washer goes in first, the "bent" one next, then another flat one. The one with ears goes in last and holds the other ones in the forearm. In that picture, you're already seeing damage to the forearm where the magazine cap is coming in contact with it. The magazine cap should not come in contact with the forearm at all. I would not shoot that gun until the proper pieces parts are installed. I would highly doubt that it came that way from the factory. You said it was new but I'd take a look at who you purchased it from. Just sayin'.
  19. 1 point
    Is the barrel fully seated into the receiver? Are the metal spacers seen as part 16, 17, &18 on this schematic in place on the forearm? Benelli schematic
  20. 1 point
    Could this help? https://freedomfightertactical.com/products/the-freedom-fighter-tactical-forend-washers-for-the-benelli-m2
  21. 1 point
    Heat shrink tubing also holds up well. I did some AK parts like that and have held up well. I even multi-layered it on the charging handle to add more diameter.
  22. 1 point
    Yeah, I'm guessing choke made a big difference in this part (albeit probably the difference between 0-1 pellets and 4). And point (2) precluded some very special-cased tool by claiming it has to be handy with what's basically the full gamut of 12 gauge ammo. . . Thanks for the info.
  23. 1 point
    I kinda went hogwild after the weekend and ordered samples of all of them. Interested in some of the others also just to get 4-shell variants. Instructor recommended Vang-Comp and Ess-tac. Guess I'll be doing a heavy comparison of my own of those, and the SOE.
  24. 1 point
    It appears that brownells still has them in stock... https://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/speedloaders-accessories/shotgun-shell-holders/detachable-side-ammo-carrier-prod31882.aspx Just scroll down
  25. 1 point
    Art makes great quality products. He has a very loyal following on another forum.
  26. 1 point
    OK, so it looks like ShootingSight will be making these hammers. S7 Rolled Plate Steel, NiB coating. Give me a couple of months and I'll have them out. Art ShootingSight llc www.shootingsight.com
  27. 1 point
    The m4 receiver is anodized aluminum so there shouldn't be any concerns about pulling it off or rusting. My preferred side saddle are the vangcomp spare carriers... to me they have the best elastic retention / release of any that I've tried. I just use velcro brand self-adhesive loop with a notch cut out for the trigger group take down pin on my receiver.
  28. 1 point
    As long as you're satisfied it doesn't really matter what others think
  29. 1 point
    In my own personnel experience, the thread locking agent begins to smoke just a bit before its ready to be overcome. I too was very afraid of overheating my parts, but found this common sign to be pretty universal when dealing with there loctite. I've molested 6 M4's now... mag tubes and recoil tubes.
  30. 1 point
    The cerakote carriercomp applies does extremely well. I've never seen any scuffs or de-lamination. I'd go with the carriercomp hands down over any other option. Keep the spring as a spare as Scout stated.
  31. 1 point
    The front sling plate looseness is normal... at least for the ones I've handled. I've taken it off as I use a flashlight mount that has a qdc option for a sling
  32. 1 point
    Not sure about the sling but the mark on the pin is to help you put it back together. The mark goes towards the front of the bcg.
  33. 1 point
    Oh... well the commercial tube at midwest gun works is the original 5rd one. I'm not familiar with a benelli commercial 7rd tube...
  34. 1 point
    I picked my M1014 up on June 19th (pistol owner but was my first shotgun), this forum has been most helpful to Scout’s point. If you search and don’t find what you’re looking for, just start a new thread with your question. As maybe the newest member to the M4 Club myself, welcome (and I hope you’ve set a budget for modifications that you’ll stick to). -Rex
  35. 1 point
    I like modified for that... though some might suggest improved cylinder if you'll be shooting slugs more often. In the beginning avoid cheap birdshot until you've broken in the springs for a bit. I generally shoot federal buckshot and slugs... but I can't think of any horrendous ammo. Lately I've carried brenneke and ddupleks slugs due to bear concerns. I prefer a single tube... though you'll have to remove that pesky red loctite to get the original one out. If that's a concern the extensions work fine. There's a lot of info on the website... some images might be down from the older posts but that's usually not too big of an issue to deal with. Enjoy your new boomstick
  36. 1 point
    Wow. Thanks for that manual. The "book" that come with the Benelli M4 is fine but this USMC manual is exactly what I needed/wanted.
  37. 1 point
    Nice setup! I have a similar setup but I'm constantly swapping parts to see what I like the most.....such a great gun.
  38. 1 point
    Dont forget to clean the whole thing after your done. 😉
  39. 1 point
    Same here. I bought imp cylinder and cylinder chokes but it was probably a waste of money
  40. 1 point
    I would try the improved cylinder first.
  41. 1 point
    Nice, I’ll try it today and report back. Thanks Sigma!
  42. 1 point
    Yes, and do not be applying ANY lube to the gas pistons, they are designed to run dry..
  43. 1 point
    Correct. However, it is possible to replace the receiver extension with an appropriate one that will make the stock function as it should.
  44. 1 point
    The M1014 I picked up had extremely heavy lead fouling from firing slugs. So I used a stainless tornado brush on a shotgun rod inserted into a cordless drill while using lead bore cleaner. It took a while but I finally got the very last of the lead out of the bore. I would think that your results would happen much sooner if all you have is plastic wad fouling.
  45. 1 point
    I don't have any interest in your item. You failed to see the sarcasm. Please tell me how things work then. According to you. Is it supposed to stay in it's wrapper and forever to remain unused as a "collector's piece"? Some rare piece of art work, to be put into a plexiglass box in it's wrapper so you can gaze at it admiringly? Or, is this simply a gun part to be taken out of the package and used? Put into a gun to enhance longevity, durability, possibly reliability, and therefore, hold value because it is a superior part? Tell us honestly how much you paid for it. I bet that you won't because you don't want anyone to know how badly you are trying to take someone. I never could stomach people who come onto gun boards with rare or hard to find parts and try to hawk them for outrageous prices. There is fair price and profit and there is gouging. I never have believed in or operated in the latter. Take your overpriced **** to ebay or gunbroker. If you owned a store, you'd probably be one of those people in a natural disaster who would sell foodstuffs and water for 5 times the price.
  46. 1 point
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1371110 Numrich has some in stock. Brownells is out at the moment.
  47. 1 point
    Dude, I think it's been made clear here that there aren't guys field stripping M4's at gun ranges to determine 922r compliance. It's an addon FELONY. Did you hear the word FELONY? Could be a misdemeaner, but I'll bet when it's compounded with whatever else, it would be a FELONY. So when the Gubment is nailing your hide to the wall for the primary offence, they can get bonus points for an illegal gun charge. SCORE! They put Freakin' Martha Stewart in prison for God's sake. Who are you? You want to play with BATF? That's your business and ya takes ya chances. But if I was gonna play that game? I wouldn't be shooting my mouth off about it on the Internet... That's just bad playin' technique in my opinion.
  48. 1 point
    I have the same gun i hunt in northern utah it get cold here i had the same problem but it wasnt doin it in the cold just tear it apart and get into the fireing pin and wipe it down you can tear it apart in the feild its not hard to do that fixed me problem for me
  49. 1 point
    I have an Benelli SBE that I bought new in 1997 and I have hunted with it for an average of 75 days each fall. I do regular maintenance on it; replacing the recoil and magazine spring every few years. What a gun, I average one jam a season.
  50. 1 point
    Hello there:) I`m not a US citizen..I live in a country where gunowners can buy a original 100% imported Benelli M4 with a full length magazine tube and a telescoping stock directly from Italy. It must be devastating for all of you to go around with american made aftermarked swap parts on this gun, just to make it like the real M4... It does not make sense at all to ban a M4 just for being fully Italian, when the same weapon feature legally can be owned, but just if some american aftermarket parts are attached on it. I cannot see the logic of this law. Is this gun evil and dangerous for civilian persons just for having "Italy" only stamped on the receiver? What must other laws be like?
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