View Full Version : A newby with a project gun

December 30, 2010, 12:11 AM
I'm looking for some help. :eek: Likely, I'm not the first to ask these questions, and if this subject has already been covered, maybe a quick pointer to the threads of previous questions & answers etc. etc.

So, I'm a newby to this site, and I think you folks may be able to help me with a few steps in my project gun build. I have a field grade Benelli 20 gage Montefeltro semi auto shotgun. This is the starting point for my project gun.

I want to build up this gun to work as my home/ranch self defense tactical shotgun. I would also like to have the option of using the gun as a short to med range (150 yards and in) deer gun, shooting slugs & sabots.

To date I have screw in chokes, including two rifled tubes. I have fitted a cantilever-type scope mount to the vent rib with rings and a Leupold 2x7 scope. I have also fitted sling mounts and a sling.

I need help with the following:

Does anyone make a composite or tactical stock and fore grip for this gun? Are there any magazine tube extensions and tube clamps offered? Any suggestions for a more weather resistant finish, or full camo application/finish? Anything else I could be missing?

December 30, 2010, 02:07 PM
Greeting Redd Daetona and welcome aboard

IMHO, your selection of the Benelli as your project gun is a little unfortunate. I'm reminded of the muscle car rodders, the guy with the Studebaker is going to find a lot less aftermarket goodies than the Ford and Chevy owners. Let's face it, the makers of aftermarket tacti-cool and all-purpose gear look for the biggest market, and the Benelli 20ga Montefeltro isn't there. The Fords and Chevys of the of the HD and multi-purpose shotgun world are the Mossberg 500 and the Remington 870 Express.

Anything you find for specifically for your Montefeltro will probably have to come from the factory catalog. Benelli makes tactical and ComfortGrip(pistol grip) stocks for the M2, and the Monty and the M2 are very similar. They use some of the same stock shim kits -- perhaps the stocks are easily swapped. Rather than just guessing, why don't you contact a Benelli dealer? Of course, many miscellaneous bits, like sling swivels and flashlight clamps, aren't model specific.

December 30, 2010, 08:26 PM

Thx for the reply, and I hear ya. Not the best option to mess around with, but as it is in hotrods, cars and bikes at the drags, ya run what ya brung, and my old Monte is "it".

Your suggest to contact Benelli is spot on, and I will do so. At the least, I could get a stock replacement $$ quote etc etc

I have the gun pretty much together and bore sighted as she sits. I hate to camo-up and mil finish the current wood stock, but maybe I can find another stock and fore end to finish up instead.

And now its off to figure out my 20 gage ammo options, and what kinda slugs and such to run thru her.