Gear: Benelli M1 Super 90

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Benelli M1 Super 90

Benelli Arms Co.
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Shotguns
Price: $800
Average Rating:
(17 Votes)

The M1 Super 90 Tactical is semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun which utilizes Benelii's recoil inertia bolt system to cycle the firearm. The design is simple and very reliable.

Member Reviews

  • Bryce_max30
    bighead, Tue, 04 Sep 2007 08:32:23 UTC.
    1st review

    For anyone desiring a simple, reliable design in a semi-auto shotgun, look no further. My M1 has never misfed, jammed, or failed to fire. And it looks cool too. While a little pricey compared to some other shotguns, in this case I would say you get what you pay for.

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    SgtMongo, Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:46:19 UTC.

    I love my M1 Super 90, but I have had jams with low-recoil rounds. Specifically the SuperShok or Power Shok polymer rounds used by my department. The rounds do not cycle in the M1. All other normal rounds cycle perfectly. You just need to be sure that rounds you carry on-duty will cycle the action. Test the type of ammo you carry, train with it, not with cheaper, lighter loads.

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    nharvey2730, Sat, 27 Oct 2007 01:51:01 UTC.

    I really like my benelli but I have the same problem as sgtmongo. most HK products will eat anything you put in them but be sure to test what you will carry on the road, i've had problem with lawman brand #4's. All slugs seem to work but be sure to have full power rounds to be reliable.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:50:12 UTC.

    I like it but it will not eat everything you feed it. This could be a problem on the street and has potential to get you hurt should someone feed it low recoil loads so they wont get a bruise. Our E.R.T. has a bout 4 of these. All had problems with the front sight loosening and having to be repaired with loctite (blue). If I owned one I would not be too happy with the reliabillity and the cost. Plus you dont get the noise like you would from a pump:)

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    Anonymous, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 14:17:53 UTC.

    Has one fault. If you drop the weapon on its butt the round drops out.

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    aaa111, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 01:37:55 UTC.

    it's hard to beat the benelli

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  • Troopers1_max30
    cowens, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 06:58:49 UTC.

    Really nice shotgun in semi-auto, easy to crank off multiple rounds in a row. I like the pistol grip.

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    Posse44, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:10:46 UTC.

    Great gun. I would suggest getting the action worked a little if you want to shoot lighter loads then slug and buckshot.

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    KPD119, Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:23:25 UTC.

    Great gun. We fielded this to the Iraqi army. It was a little difficult to teach breakdown and cleaning with all of the small parts.

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    M1884, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 06:13:40 UTC.

    benelli make good shootgun

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    JiegojBam4, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 13:31:35 UTC.

    These are nice weapons cycle very fast

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    rottweiler300, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 15:04:22 UTC.

    Great shooting weapon. I haven't shot it but a couple of times, but I haven't had any problems.

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    Tackett623, Tue, 07 Oct 2008 22:44:27 UTC.

    good gun

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    hk_sg1, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 00:17:54 UTC.

    Ulta fast, ultra reliable shotgun. The Recoil Inertia action is smooth and problem free, and as with anything - the less moving parts you have, the less you have to go wrong. The Recoil Inertia action also bleeds off the felt recoil, another bonus. Low-recoil ammo (obviously) can have difficulty cycling these weapons, due to the action.
    I highly recommend the M1 Super 90. The light weight, ease of use, and shootablity of this shotgun, in my opinion, makes it shine in the world of CQB. If possible, get an earlier Heckler Koch import. HK stopping importing them in the early 90's, making them more desirable to collectors. Also, the earlier M1 Super 90's also allow an extra round to be carried on the feed tray, allowing the 8 round model to carry 9 rounds.

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    SinCity66VW, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:29:52 UTC.

    Great gun. Most of the complaints can be fixed with proper training and ammunition. It is just not designed for low recoil shells, and Benelli openly advertises this during thier law enforcement and government demonstrations. With practice and training, I have never had a single problem with either of mine. Well worth the above average cost for the initial investment.

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    pink_talon, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:15:03 UTC.

    Simple, reliable and FAST. I used the timer and found my split time for 7 shells 9x00 Buck averaged .31 sec (5'4" 135 lb). What surprised me was that it was (not significantly) faster than my .357Sig Glock 27 w/ dual ported bbl. Can place headshots from offhand w/ Fosters 50+yds no problem. I train using low-base shells as malfunction practice so that I can find the bolt switch on the trig guard (not the chambering button) by muscle memory when it doesn't cycle. I've heard that keeping the spring in the buttstock scrupulously clean dramatically helps cycling even with borderline loads. Love the Ghost load in the HK! My go-to no problem!

    Kat Girl
    Firearms Instructor and avid hobbyist

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    Grafton817, Sat, 17 Jul 2010 22:24:54 UTC.

    1 in every squad. Although we tend to take the AR-15 out more often, it is nice to see the shotgun there waiting if needed.

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