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  1. I got a set of metropol GR inserts for my m1s90. They work great! Although having two tritium dots a few inches from your eyeball is a bit dazzling in the dark.
  2. Nitro_Kid

    M1S90 Loads

    Does anyone have recommendations for a good mid-power load for a m1s90? I just put a Mesa Tactical 8 round side-saddle shell holder on my m1. When the tube and side-saddle are full, the gun is too heavy to cycle properly (which I kind of expected would happen). I've been using Remington 1 ounce Premier STS 1oz Target loads; they still work great when the side-saddle is empty, but will not cycle when it it is full. I've got a dinged up shoulder, so I like to shoot as light a target load as possible. Any suggestions on a light load that would be just powerful enough to cycle the gun with a full side-saddle?
  3. Duggin - great old thread - but the pics and videos are gone. Any chance you could please repost for us newbies to the site?
  4. The magazine tube on my m1 is really hard to stuff. It takes a lot of pressure to push the shell past the retention clip - and then when the rim of the shell suddenly snaps past the clip, my thumb ends up in the tube and the sharp edges of the loading tray snapped down like a mousetrap! Ouch!!! Has cost me plenty of seconds on various 3-gun stages. Any suggestions from seasoned Benelli shooters? Is there a mod that will relieve the clip pressure without compromising its ability to retain the shells in the magazine?
  5. I use a cheap TrueGlow on my m1 for 3-gun. While its not as bright or sharp or indestructible as my Aimpoint, the price is right at $50.00. It works great even in bright desert sun. And with my usual cylinder choke, the pattern is much bigger than the dot. I set it so the dot roughly is centered in my pattern at about 15 yds. No need for high precision - ITS A SHOTGUN!
  6. I picked it up today. Happily, the gunsmith was good to his word and put the mount on right this time. I actually looks great. He also fixed the rear sight. The four unneeded holes are plugged and buried under the rail, so you can't see them (although I will always know they are there). Had a long talk with the store manager about the situation; he was very apologetic, comp'ed the work and made sure I was OK with the repair as completed. I would definitely NOT take another Benelli there, but I feel the situation was resolved to my satisfaction. This is my 3-gun shotgun, so I've already given it my share of dings - the $$$ damage on the extra holes isn't going to help, but as long as it goes bang I'll be happy with it. Even happier if I can hit the target! Of course, my step is to take it to the range and make sure it doesn't fall off!
  7. Any idea where I can find an M1 receiver? Any idea how much it might cost?
  8. My local gunsmith (who will remain nameless, at least for now) totally munged the installation of my new MESA Tactical Sidesaddle/Top rail on my M1. He removed the back sight and centered the unit on the receiver, instead of putting it flush with the front according to the instructions! As a result, there are now four tapped holes in the wrong place. And he broke the rear sight screw removing it, when it didn't need to be removed at all. He's going to try to make it right it by following the instructions (this time) and putting it in the right place, and reinstalling the rear sight. If he does all of this righ this timet (I have my doubts) this will cover up the extra holes. but I'm still a unhappy that I've got these extra holes in my receiver. Does anyone have any guesses as to $$$ damage he's caused by drilling these extra holes? I'm hoping he hasn't totally trashed the resale value on my M1 (not that I'm planning to sell it anytime soon).
  9. Roger that - thanks....
  10. Argghhhh..... is that the gun or the magazine tube? My question is specifically about the MAGAZINE TUBE, NOT counting rounds in the chamber or the on the tray. So how many shells fit in the JUST the magazine?
  11. This may be a silly question, but I've been looking to get an M4, and I'm still confused on exactly how many shells it can hold. In its factory configuration does the magazine tube hold 4 or 5 shells? With a full length tube does the magazine tube hold 6 or 7 shells? Lastly, what is the magazine capacity of a "real" (i.e. USMC issue) M4?
  12. Also - no reason he should be afraid of noise and recoil... I've let my 8 year old shoot my 12 ga on the range (closely supervised, of course) and he thinks the the big bang is pretty fun.
  13. In addition to picking the right gun, I would heartily suggest some range time before you head out to the field. Let him practice on some stationary targets and then some clays - that will get him used to feel and operation of the gun.
  14. I've learned that I do not want to be too close to Liberty or Death, Jr. when something goes down, because he will be drawing all the fire.....
  15. Given what the VT students faced, I think that charging out of cover, unarmed, and cutting the pie empty handed into a hallway to confront an unknown shooter (or shooters) would be ill advised. A successful empty handed disarm is dangerous enough if the person is just threatening you with a gun, let alone actually shooting at you. If you were pinned down in a classroom, how would you know where the shooter was and when he was reloading? If you stick your head out to where you can see him, he can shoot at you. Bad move unless you're armed can make a the shot before he can. And not an option for unarmed people trapped on a "gun free" campus. I think the students and faculty acted admirably and heroically given the tools they had on hand and the madman they faced. As unimaginably bad as it was, it could have been worse without the heroism of a few who took charge, blocking doors and finding escape routes. And yes, had VT allowed CCW licensees to carry on campus, and a licensee had been present on the 2nd floor of Norris Hall, I think the rampage could have been stopped sooner.
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