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So I am debating on buying a Benelli M4 SBS with LE stock on it.

The shotgun is $2099, is it worth buying? Then the one year wait...

What are you thoughts?
 
Posts: 1679 | Location: New Hampshire | Registered: January 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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How much is the 4in worth? The full size with the adjustable stock is one of my favorites.




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Man.. that's just a hell of a lot for a SBS.

BUT: I say if you can afford it and its what you really want. F'ing get it. You only live once.




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Posts: 7625 | Location: Alpharetta, GA | Registered: August 04, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I wanted one as well but decided against it. I could not justify the 4" like Andyb said. I have the H2O with adjustable stock and love it.
 
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i'm going with a no vote

do you own any night vision or thermal ?

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i'm going with a no vote

do you own any night vision or thermal ?

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Older night vision like 10 years old, and no on the thermal.
 
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I want it, just dont know if I $2099 plus another $200 for tax stamp want it.
 
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The only thing that would be complicate it, is off loading an NFA item, more hoops and paperwork.

But, there is a lot of cool factor to be had in a SBS, let alone an M4 sbs


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i'm going with a no vote

do you own any night vision or thermal ?

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Older night vision like 10 years old, and no on the thermal.


if you have a solid gun collection - i feel like modern night vision / thermal are wise acquisitions

you can only shoot one gun at a time anyway

currently looking to add in that area

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Not worth it IMHO.
 
Posts: 13208 | Location: The Edge of the Ozarks | Registered: December 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm not a shotgun expert, but really wonder what this does that an 18" 870 or 11-87 doesn't at less than half the price with no stamp.

I'm seriously asking.
 
Posts: 7464 | Location: The Red part of Minnesota | Registered: October 06, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Unless you enjoy and shoot shotgun often, not remotely worth it.

I have an 590A1 SBS (LE Trade in) for $400 shipped plus $200 tax. I have owned in nearly a decade and shoot it maybe once a year, if that.

I owned a Benelli M2 for a couple years (non-SBS) and eventually sold it off, because I really don't enjoy shotguns.

Still have the 590 and a nonSBS version, just because, but I have maybe $1K total in both.
 
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Bought a Benelli M4 entry SBS several years ago for almost the exact same price. Same adjustable stock, same semi-auto action.

For those that don't own this exact model, you may not understand its attraction. Don't let these nay-sayers influence your decision. This gun is fantastic. Short barrel and adjustable stock = bad ass room clearing gun with semi-auto benelli dependability. Put a 1,000 lumen torch on this stick, a good red-dot and 00 in the tube. Anybody unlucky enough to be in its path will pay a very dear price.

If this is what you want, go for it. You can't clear a room near as easy with a full size.


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I keep looking at them simply because I don't own one. I know if I buy one it will end up being a "What did I buy this for?" gun. (I have an M2, SBE, Super Nova and 16 other shotguns.. so I sure don't need it) But my desire to learn is strong.

I keep looking at used ones. The $1200 mark is where I start getting the itchy mouse finger. They're sure as hell not worth more to me. What really holds me up at 12-1300 is I know what I else I could buy with that money, or what custom work I could have done for that money, rather than some box stock off the shelf one trick pony shotgun that's only good at a game I don't play. And yet... Wink


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We have very similar taste. I almost was to the point of ordering one and finally talked myself off the ledge. While they are sweet, with the current wait times and overall expense, I decided it wasn't worth it. A non-NFA one will be my next purchase.




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PM sent to CAS as I have a SBS I may sell.
 
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I would vote a hard "no" on the SBS. That idea has never really made sense to me. Shotguns in general have such a low magazine capacity, and making one into an SBS cuts it down even further. I have a Benelli M4 and I love it, but 9 rounds in a long gun really doesn't do much for me when I could have a suppressed SBR or PCC with 3x more rounds and a fraction of the noise.
 
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A Class 2 designed and made a 7 1/2 or 8” bbl that was 2+1 12 gauge, Mossberg. It could be carried in an Eagle shoulder holster as my Mp5k-pdw

On the latter, I could carry a gemtech suppressor on the off side as well, easily concealing either under a rain coat and the mp5-k was a converted SP-89 that was listed on my concealed carry permit (Years later the state law was amended to disallow full auto weapons as a concealed carry weapon).

Now, I have a SBS Benelli Entry factory 14” bbl shotgun.

All of these are fun to play with tsrget shooting and in a close defensive encounter would be significant.

As with all firearms, each has its place depending on the situation. The SBS Mosberg I had was before Serbu designs came out. Twelve gauge in such a small package was not fun to shoot, however, as the recoil was tough on your wrist!

Robert
 
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<-- Lives in no NFA land.
 
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I would have to say you guys have convinced me to not buy a Benelli M4 SBS, I am however going to buy a SBS though just this one instead

$1299 instead of $2099
 
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