Gear: Benelli M3 12 Gauge Select Action Shotgun


Benelli M3 12 Gauge Select Action Shotgun

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Accessories
Price: $1100
Average Rating:
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Type: selective pump-action or semi-auto recoil inertia operated Gauge: 12 Length: 1040-1200mm Barrel length: 500-660 mm. Weight 3.2-3.5 kg Capacity: 8 rounds in underbarrel tube magazine

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    kbabcock, Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:37:53 UTC.
    1st review

    Excellent weapon system. Operator is able to select semi-auto or pump action. Handy when using less-lethal, beanbags, frangible breaching rounds, etc that may not have enought force to eject on own thus requiring the pump. Easy switch at top of pump handle that releases action for pump or secure for sem-suto. Mine is outfitted with a tactical sling and a solid frame pistol grip. Here's the writeup from World Guns on it.
    The Benelli M3 is an updated version of the Benelli M1 shotgun. M3 uses same inertia recoil semi-automatic system as earlier Benelli M1, but with addition of the another Benelli patented feature, which allows to the shooter to lock the semi-automatic action and switch to the manually operated pump-action mode and back in the matter of seconds. The action type switch is located at the forward end of the forearm, and is formed as an annular knurled ring. Rotation of this ring either engages the action rods of the pump system and locks the semi-automatic recoil system, or disengages the action bars, locks the forearm and allows the inertia recoil system to operate the action automatically. This greatly improves the versatility of the shotgun, allowing it to fire low-powered ammunition (mostly of special purpose, such as less-lethal rubber or tear-gas projectiles) in the manually operated pump action mode, and to fire full power combat loads with slugs or buckshot in rapid semi-automatic mode. Underbarrel tubular magazine usually holds 8 rounds for police or military versions, or less in some civilian models.
    M3 Super 90 is available with various barrel lengths and stock options, with fixed butt and semi-pistol or pistol grips, or with top-folding butts and pistol grips. Sight options include shotgun-type open sights, rifle type open sights, ghost ring (diopter) sights and various mounts for red dot or low magnification telescope sights and tactical flashlights and laser pointers.
    M3 is a high quality, very versatile shotgun, and is very popular as a police weapon, and as a civilian weapon for self defense and sporting purposes (IPSC shotgun).

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