The Benelli M4 is an awesome shotgun. However, it’s a little too pricey and we think it falls short when compared to similar shotguns.
An Italian tactical semi-auto shotgun? Whats not to like?
Well, we’re not huge fans of the Benelli operating system on any. of their semi-autos. Sure, it works and MANY shooters (who are better than us) swear by it. We just can’t get over the recoil impulse felt while shooting it – the recoil is clunky and weird to us. Also, they can be a bit finicky depending on what type of load you’re shooting (the Remington VersaMax Tactical is a better option in our book).
Another issue with the M4 by Benelli? That weird crumple-zone in the magazine tube limits the capacity! You can’t get enough shells in the gun to compete with other shotguns and you can’t increase the capacity on your own.
If you want a 3-Gun shotgun, you’ll need to look elsewhere as this can’t keep up because of its low capacity.
If you want a quality semi-auto that has some neat features, this shotgun may be for you. However, we prefer some of the other models of Benelli shotguns over this one.