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Old November 23, 2002, 10:16 PM   #1
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Benelli M4 vs. M1 Super 90

Just handled my first Benelli M4 today. Didn't seem like anything special to me, though it looked neat.

I've read a little about them but don't see that they are anything other than a different Benelli.

Does anyone have any further information on them? What makes them actually worth $400-$500 more than the M1 Super 90? Just that it's a copy of the "military" shotgun or is there an actual performance difference?
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Old November 23, 2002, 11:33 PM   #2
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"...$400-$500 more than the M1..."

Ugh. I guess I ain't getting one.
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Old November 23, 2002, 11:39 PM   #3
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I handled one as well last Thursday (when I was picking up a used M1 S90 The M4 is selling for $1499. I don't know what the difference between an M4 & the M1 are, though, other than the skeletonized stock & a sight rail mounted on the receiver...
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Old November 24, 2002, 12:33 AM   #4
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It's gas operated, which means you can throw as many tactical doodas on there without having the gun hiccup, which is a problem in some M1 Super 90s if you make 'em too heavy.

I ain't getting one until there is a dedicated foreend light for it.
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Old November 24, 2002, 05:35 AM   #5
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Lessee, $1500 will buy you about 5 good WIHTF shotguns like 870s, or 3 used 870s with ALL the accessories and lots of ammo.

I think I'll take a pass on this....
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