Benelli M2 Tactical

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The Benelli M2 Tactical is the most successful tactical semi-auto shotgun.

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Benelli M2 Tactical with Pistol Grip Stock and Ghost Ring sights.

The Benelli M2 is based upon the highly successful Benelli M1 Super 90.  It is the current version of shotguns based upon Benellis innovative inertia drive system.  The system has few moving parts and relies upon recoil rather than gas to cycle the action.  This means that no gas is directed into the receiver, resulting in a very clean running and reliable semi-auto.  The major drawback, is that adding lots of accessories to the gun itself will require higher powered loads to be used as the interia drive system is tuned to the weight of the gun.  When used with proper ammunition though, it is extremely reliable and many Benelli’s, used primarily in South American hunting ranches, are still working after over 100,000 rounds.

The M2 Tactical takes the basic M2 design and makes it more suited to police, military, or home defense use.  The barrel is 18.5” to shorten the overall length.  Underneath the magazine tube is lengthened to hold 5 rounds.  The receiver is also tapped to allow a scope or rail system to be attached.  There are three types of stock offered; standard, standard comfort tech recoil reducing, and tactical pistol grip.  The sight options are open rifle sights or a protected ghost ring setup.  The Benelli M2 and its predecessor, the M1, are the most widely used semi-auto tactical shotguns in use with military and police units.  

Caliber - 12 Gauge 3” (also 2 3/4”).  Shot should be 1 ⅛ oz to ensure reliability.

Receiver - Steel.

Action - Recoil - Benelli Inertia Drive.

Barrel - 18.5”.  Shotgun is 39.75” long and weighs 6.7 lbs.

Stocks - Synthetic pistol grip.

Magazine - 5 round tube.

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