NoBeginner Posted July 24, 2006 Share Posted July 24, 2006 Evening Folks: Was wondering who in this Forum currently has a Benelli M3? I got a "New To Me" M3 a couple of weeks ago. First stop was to the gunsmith. Had the stock shortened to 13.5 LOP; put on a new better-recoil-absorbing stock pad; had a Brownell oversized safety installed (if you decide to use this, be sure to paint the small end red...so you can tell when it is not on safety); and also installed an Arredondo Benelli Carrier Release Bar. Except for the carrier release bar, everything went well. What is not obvious about the release bar...is that you have to pretty much dissasemble the entire trigger group to get the release button out...then have to drill and tap it. Finally, you have to modify (make it much smaller) it so it does not catch the M3 foreend when you are operating the M3 manually. Last modification was to change out the stock Benelli shell carrier for one that pretty much eliminates the dreaded "Benelli Thumb". The modified carrier can be seen here: http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=13902&d=1086135853. Next stops: awaiting a Vicker's tactical sling; then, shotgun goes off to Benny Hill for bolt lightening. Things I am thinking about: adding a GG&G oversized bolt handle; putting a scope mount on my (undriller or tapped) M3 so that I can try out a couple of optics; adding a tactical light with or without laser. Would love to hear other folks experience with the M3 and/or successful M3 modifications. Anybody have a TLR1...or other tactical light... installed on their M3? Will post M3 pix once I get the shotty back from Benny Hill. Regards, NoBeginner P.S. I would really rather have someone else learn everything the hard way (LOL); then have the joy of doing it myself. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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