Not to be confused with the carbine, the M4.
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In 1998, the US Army requested a new 12 gauge, semi-automatic combat shotgun. The Italian firearm manufacturer Benelli Armi SpA submitted the Benelli M4 into the competition. The Benelli M4 won against its competitors easily and was put into service in the US Army and US Marines Corps, designated as the M1014. The M1014 was also used by US law enforcement as a tactical combat shotgun. The Benelli M4 was exported to many nations, such as the United Kingdom, of which the British Army designated it as the L128A1.
The Benelli M4 was Benelli Armi SpA's first gas-operated shotgun. One of the unique features of the Benelli M4 is its new function method, the "auto regulating gas-operated" (ARGO) system. In the ARGO system, two pistons are located ahead of the chamber to function the opposite of the rotating bolt, thus eliminating the need for complex mechanisms found on gas-actuated automatics. The Benelli M4 is extremely durable and reliable, functioning for about 25,000 shells without the need of the replacement for any part. The Benelli M4 also incorporates a collapsible buttstock which can help for easier storage and transportation, as well as better maneuverability, and a Picatinny rail for optics and other features.
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- Abbreviation Meanings
- The M in "M1014" stands for Model, and 1014 is the model number,
- The L in "L128A1" stands for Land Service, 128 stands for the model number, A stands for Mark, and 1 stands for the type of Mark.