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Old 08-31-2011, 11:42 AM
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We are looking for a high quality HD semi shotgun. I think we have decided on the Benelli M2 or the M4. The cost difference is not an issue. This is to be used by both myself and my wife. My wife is 5' 5" and 110lbs. I have two questions:

1. If they were the same price, which would you choose, and why.

2. We want to put the best LED light on the end of the barrel with a remote pressure switch. We are hoping for a rechargeable unit putting out as much light as possible, without the balance being thrown off. If cost is not an option, what are our choices.

Thanks for all opinions.
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The M2, it holds more rounds and is lighter/less bulky.
I came to the same conclusion after wanting the M4 really bad. The M2 is just a better fit for my wife (she's about the same size as yours).
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The M2, it holds more rounds and is lighter/less bulky.
I came to the same conclusion after wanting the M4 really bad. The M2 is just a better fit for my wife (she's about the same size as yours).
I own 2 M2's one for 3gun, and the other for hunting, my wife loves it, so do it. I've put a ton of rounds downrange with them and they always work. I dont see what the m4 does that the m2 can't.. Plus more aftermarket parts.
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The M2 is recoil operated and the M4 is gas operated.

The M2 has the main disadvantages that you have to have a proper grip, otherwise it does not cycle properly. That can be an issue with weaker shooters.

Also the M2 wants to be cleaned really good, otherwise the cycling issues also appear.

The M2 can be a pain in the ass to setup until that biatch really eats what you feed her...this only applies to light sporting loads (we had issues with Brennecke KO slugs).

Well, the M4 basically does all that: it runs like a champ, after the first cleaning and greasing it sucks light bird shot loads like a pro, is not itchy about cleaning (she does not mind sloppy seconds) and you don't need to take care how you hold her (she likes all positions, due the gas system). You also have a wider variety of lingerie to dress her up.

So guys, if you are satisfied with an old skank which reads bible and does missionary position only, go for M2. If you want a young juicy bitch, reading kamasutra and doing all the stuff you only have seen in porn movies...go M4 and never look back.
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The M2 is recoil operated and the M4 is gas operated.

The M2 has the main disadvantages that you have to have a proper grip, otherwise it does not cycle properly. That can be an issue with weaker shooters.

Also the M2 wants to be cleaned really good, otherwise the cycling issues also appear.

The M2 can be a pain in the ass to setup until that biatch really eats what you feed her...this only applies to light sporting loads (we had issues with Brennecke KO slugs).

Well, the M4 basically does all that: it runs like a champ, after the first cleaning and greasing it sucks light bird shot loads like a pro, is not itchy about cleaning (she does not mind sloppy seconds) and you don't need to take care how you hold her (she likes all positions, due the gas system). You also have a wider variety of lingerie to dress her up.

So guys, if you are satisfied with an old skank which reads bible and does missionary position only, go for M2. If you want a young juicy bitch, reading kamasutra and doing all the stuff you only have seen in porn movies...go M4 and never look back.
I agree totally!! I own an M4 and it is a dream. They are not cheap by any means but well worth it.
I am former E-5 USMC and wish we had these back in the 70's. What a fine weapon and I would not want to be standing in front of it by any means.
Here's the image it is stock from Benellis website...

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I came across the same conundrum a while back and decided on the M2. The M4 is an excellent shotgun, but the M2 suited my needs better. It's lighter, is easy to clean, has a better aftermarket following, and it has performed flawlessly for me cycling everything from walmart bulk (winchester) to 3"mag slugs and everything in between. It does have it's weaknesses (too much strapped on it can cause malfunctions), but I haven't experienced this with a replacement charging handle, extended magazine, 5 shell side saddle and light.

It's my HD tool of choice.
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Well it goes without saying that both are fine weapons. I am personally in love with the M4 but when I decided to build my HD shotgun it was just out of my price range. I went with a Remmy 870 tactical that came stock with ghost ring sights. I later added a few accessories that are irrelevant to this thread but I did not cut any corners and the result was around half of what the base M4 cost. I do not know your skill level with the shotgun platform or your wife's. If you can afford either benelli then that's great but semi-autos are some what known for being finicky with ammo especially lighter loads which your wife may be more inclined to want to use. Malfunctions with semis can be difficult to clear and for the experienced maybe not so difficult but like any malfunction could cost valuable seconds that could mean the difference. What I guess I'm trying say is that spending a lot of money doesn't always mean it's the best personal choice and perhaps going with a tried and true platform like the 870 or Mossberg 500 series could be better. Just keep an open mind. I hope I did not offend in anyway and you can't go wrong either way just weigh the positives and negatives of all that's available. My 2 cents.
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Well it goes without saying that both are fine weapons. I am personally in love with the M4 but when I decided to build my HD shotgun it was just out of my price range. I went with a Remmy 870 tactical that came stock with ghost ring sights. I later added a few accessories that are irrelevant to this thread but I did not cut any corners and the result was around half of what the base M4 cost. I do not know your skill level with the shotgun platform or your wife's. If you can afford either benelli then that's great but semi-autos are some what known for being finicky with ammo especially lighter loads which your wife may be more inclined to want to use. Malfunctions with semis can be difficult to clear and for the experienced maybe not so difficult but like any malfunction could cost valuable seconds that could mean the difference. What I guess I'm trying say is that spending a lot of money doesn't always mean it's the best personal choice and perhaps going with a tried and true platform like the 870 or Mossberg 500 series could be better. Just keep an open mind. I hope I did not offend in anyway and you can't go wrong either way just weigh the positives and negatives of all that's available. My 2 cents.
I'm going to have to agree with this. If I trusted a semi auto shotgun for HD, I'd use my Saiga 12, or even Saiga 410 with 3" slugs. But, for HD I use a pump shotgun. Theres alot less that can go wrong with a pump in a situation while youre under stress than wit a semi. As long as you remember to work the action, the pump would be a better choice.

But as he stated above, fine weapons and cant go wrong with either of them. Pick your flavor.
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