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The Benelli M4: A Tactical Shotgun Made for Shooting

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Here is why the Benelli M4 shotgun was born to be a usable, reliable gun.

The Benelli M4 is a tactical shotgun that has been adopted by our military.

The gun was designed in 1998 as a combat shotgun for the United States Marine Corps and designated the M1014. It has a patented gas operating system, the Auto-Regulating Gas-Operated (ARGO), that is self-cleaning and ultra reliable.

This was the first gas-operated shotgun Benelli ever made, and helped set the tone for more tactical and specialized duties, in and outside of law enforcement.

The short-stroke design utilizes stainless-steel, self-cleaning pistons which are found just ahead of the chamber and serve to function opposite the rotating bolt, which eliminates the need for the more intricate mechanisms found on other automatics that use gas actuation. The ARGO consists of only four parts: two symmetrical shrouds with two small steel gas pistons.

Chambered for the 12-gauge shell in either 2.75-inch and 3-inch shell, the M4 also has ghost ring sights for quick targeting, and a picatinny rail for mounting scopes and assorted other gear. Combat proven, this shotgun is an unstoppable shooting machine.

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The Benelli M4 is equipped with a 18.5-inch length barrel, overall length of 40 inches, weight of 7.8 pounds, and a retail price of $1,899 to $2,399, depending on the specific model selected.

This tough shotgun is hard to beat and truly made for action.

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The Benelli M4: A Tactical Shotgun Made for Shooting