Gear: Benelli M1


Benelli M1

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Shotguns
Price: $500
Average Rating:
(42 Votes)

Benelli M1 - 12 Gauge, 14" Barrel, Ghost Ring Sights, Surefire Forend Light

Member Reviews

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    BlueDawg, Sat, 02 Jun 2007 11:58:26 UTC.
    1st review

    Reliable & Solid Weapon Platform

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    iceman4563, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 01:35:26 UTC.

    My favorite 12 GA auto. This gun is fun to shoot. If you don't have to buy the ammo I suggest practice, practice & practice some more.

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    BJJMP, Sun, 18 Nov 2007 14:16:44 UTC.

    I've had nothing but success with this weapon in training. I've never had to use it on a call but I wouldn't turn this thing down for anything when having to enter a room.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 11:59:50 UTC.

    Awesome weapon. The academy my department uses has actually forced our officers to use Remington870's during qualifications. They don't believe a local Sheriff's Office would issue this! Easy to shoot, easy to maintain, and fun to shoot.

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    okc_marine, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 09:44:14 UTC.

    i used one in iraq to breach door hinges and door knobs. great piece of gear.

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    C_Repine, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 13:45:24 UTC.

    Good solid shotgun when using Highbase loads. The only real downside is trying to practice with light birdshot.

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    Lopezjp1, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 06:17:52 UTC.

    This is my duty gun (All of our PD's shotguns are 14" 870's). It's quick and good in tight places. As far as not being good with birdshot for practice, I use what I will shoot for practice. I must have got taken because mine cost a lot more than $500.

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    nickmyers, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:58:42 UTC.

    The only faught of this weapon is you have to use a 3" magnum load, anything less and you stand a good chance of the weapon failing to chamber the next round. Practice this in training so you don't learn about it the hard way.

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    aaa111, Sun, 06 Apr 2008 13:23:39 UTC.

    benelli is tops. great quality. no junk here

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    Anonymous, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 03:15:35 UTC.

    It gives a good bang for the buck.

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    cluesCmotives4u, Sun, 13 Apr 2008 06:00:04 UTC.

    I have the Benelli M3 auto/pump shotgun. It only takes 1 second to go from auto to pump for low recoil rounds or 1 second from pump to auto for your good ammo when you really want to put some heat on your target. The Benelli M3 is the best shotgun I have ever had to suit all of my needs.

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    SkoolCop49, Sat, 19 Apr 2008 07:50:51 UTC.


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    Retleo, Mon, 26 May 2008 03:07:32 UTC.

    Beautiful and reliable tactical shotgun. Minimum recoil, fast target aquisition and easy to combat load. The pistol grip makes this shotgun a breeze to point and shoot.

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    adsestone, Sat, 31 May 2008 19:15:16 UTC.

    Benelli is always top quality. Great offensive and defensive weapon.

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    Posse44, Mon, 02 Jun 2008 03:22:54 UTC.

    Great shotgun, but if you expect to shoot it like Tom Knapp or any compition shooter with out using really heavy slug or buckshot loads, expect to send it off for some gunsmithing love.

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    Wolvarine, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:34:23 UTC.

    Awesome Weapon!

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    JOEL205, Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:40:10 UTC.


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    Chris_USMC_MP, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:13:03 UTC.

    Nice weapon

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    Anonymous, Sat, 18 Oct 2008 00:14:08 UTC.

    Nice to have weapon for Special Response Team and CQB.

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    JimJ269, Tue, 21 Oct 2008 04:17:17 UTC.

    It is like having a canon on your side the best shot gun for swat. The only problem is older less lethal rounds won't cycle the weapon on its own

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    solaris12, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:07:29 UTC.

    Because it kicks butt and it makes me feel like a real woman!

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    jwil8050, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 05:13:24 UTC.

    One of the best shotguns that I have ever owned. It can take a fall or toss and function without any issues. It is light weight and fast and with the push of a button you can quick load bean bag rounds without theworry of unloading the entire weapon or mis-loading a lethal round.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:06:21 UTC.

    Awesome gun!!!!

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    95Zcar, Tue, 27 Jan 2009 23:49:26 UTC.

    Great weapon and easy to fix on the rare occassion it is needed

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    MGC4277, Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:39:16 UTC.

    Outstanding weapon, excelent design. Well worth the price. Very good weapon for tactical teams!

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    OSU1, Wed, 18 Feb 2009 02:00:10 UTC.

    A bit pricey , but it is very dependable . I still like the 870 pump as the best cruiser gun

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    badboz, Sat, 28 Mar 2009 17:35:34 UTC.

    it's a top of the line firearm

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    TCamd, Thu, 09 Apr 2009 14:35:56 UTC.

    Excelent piece of equipment reliable and just plain fun to shoot, I love it.

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    dpage1615, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:51:18 UTC.

    great gear

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    Anonymous, Tue, 12 May 2009 07:50:12 UTC.

    I like mine.

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    aallen, Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:56:14 UTC.

    Best there is at a grate price.

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    460Rowland, Tue, 11 Aug 2009 01:14:23 UTC.

    I donot have the CQB model listed, my Benelli has a 20 inch barrel with rifle sights and a SureFire forend. With a skeet choke and rfile sights, this set up works great with slugs and buckshot. Being an inertia operated autoloader makes it more particular about ammo, but with full power loads it is very reliable.

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    ssciaretta, Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:15:19 UTC.

    great weapon, fits good and love the sites they put on them

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    loademup, Wed, 07 Oct 2009 21:18:10 UTC.

    My dad has one with a wood stock that was the same model used in the vietnam war. In almost any situation where I would need firepower this would be the firearm of my chooseing. Light and reliable (though it has alot of kick on a 15 yearold kid) overall great gun.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:06:35 UTC.

    Benelli, enough said. I have been a long time fan of the Remington 870 til I owned my first Benelli. I have several Benelli's now and swap between the M1 and my Super Nova for duty use.

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    cops422, Sat, 24 Oct 2009 04:42:10 UTC.

    I don't have one but I did try one out. I think every Law Enforcement Officer should have a Benelli.

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    twoliver, Thu, 12 Nov 2009 04:24:36 UTC.

    I have one and it is great. There was a learning curve after having an 870 for years. Shoots good, very little recoil.

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    3rdgencop, Fri, 11 Dec 2009 17:10:49 UTC.

    Issued equipment. I've used many times. These are great for shotguns. They are very accurate especially with slugs. They are easy to shoot with heavy loads. The tac light is a must. Don't underestimate the value of that on a shotgun. This gun can run extremely fast!

    Cons: Like all auto shotguns you need to use heavy loads with a good amount of recoil. Do not use light recoil rounds or you will have a malfunction. The good news is that malfunctions aren't that hard to fix with this weapon.
    Stocks are too long for smaller people. Especially with armor on. They need to put an adjustable stock on all of these. (If that's possible? Might not be)

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    bth1208, Sat, 19 Dec 2009 05:20:34 UTC.

    with light grain shot (bird shot) it has trouble re-chambering rounds. When used with heavier grain rounds the weapon is AMAZING! High quality and very easy to maintain! Almost no cleaning needed!

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    hbg522, Mon, 21 Dec 2009 06:04:56 UTC.

    solid weapon at a descent price

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    martysmith204, Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:44:13 UTC.

    Anything Benelli makes is great!

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    gmacewan, Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:28:51 UTC.

    LOVE IT!! Fastest autoloader EVER made by anyone. I prefer the straight stock, but that's just me. And best of luck finding one at the price shown here...try maybe double that. This is great for slugs and 3.5 inch Magnums. A real shoulder fired cannon.

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