Benelli M1 Super 90 SBS

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  1. Medic17

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    I just picked up a Benelli M1 Super 90 14" SBS.
    LEO Trade in from somewhere for $400, looks new.

    Anyway.
    What do I need to know about these shotguns?
    Tips and Tricks?
    Any upgrade suggestions?

    I hear they are super fast but picky.
    I only plan on running Federal Flight Control Buck and Brenneke Slugs through it.

    I would like to get a older style Surefire for it...
    Any issues?
     
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    SBS? How about a tax stamp for it?

    ezra
     
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    With the open specific information of SBS and 14" that should be considered a given...
     
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    A picture would be nice :)
     
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    Sorry- No Pics Yet.
    Its in transit to my FFL and will be in holding till I hear back from the ATF.
    Nothing fancy looks like a run of the mill M1 Entry Models. Rifle Style sights.

    Anyone know of a good gunsmith that will cut the stock down?
    14" LOP is a bit excessive.
    I hear its a challenge due to the recoil assembly.
     
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    Im patient :)
     
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    I have no Idea what SBS 14 is either. I have shot an M1 super 90 for 15 years or so and can say it is one of the most reliable shotguns I ever owed. Simple to take apart and clean, no gas system. Most of its duty was duck hunting in salt marsh and even full of crud it keeps shooting. On an inertia gun some times lite target loads will hang up, more so on the SBE2 the 31/2 inch gun. Mine shot fairly lite 1 oz target loads just fine. After about 12 years I had to replace the recoil spring in the stock, back to running like new after well over 10 thousand rds. Inertia guns are simple and light but have more recoil than gas guns. Not a big deal hunting but not an ideal clay target gun if you shoot several hundred rds a day at a tournament.
     
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    Have an old one that I bought as a tactical configuration but have since converted it to 3-gun style with a straight stock, 21" barrel, and 10 rd mag. Dremelled the notch on the bolt to allow for ghost loading, lets you rest a round on the lifter with a full mag.
     
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    Any pics??
     
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    On a shotgun 14" is actually on the short side, most come 14 3/8 and target guns run 14 3/4 and longer. Coles guns in ME could help you if it has a wood stock.
     
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    The only helpful thing I can tell you is to check at pistol-forum.com. I know some of the people there know there way around an M1S90. I wish I had the money to grab one when classic firearms had some LEO trade-ins a couple months ago.
     
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    For non pistol gripped shotguns I prefer a very short LOP, around 12-12.5"
    I usually go for the youth style stocks.

    I have a feeling with the pistol grip stock I will prefer a slightly longer stock but 14" seems like a killer.
    Wait and see I guess.
     
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    I've got an Super 90 trade in but it has an longer barrel.

    Mine has LPA adjustable ghosting on the rear and I put an XS tritium big dot out on the front post. My barrel uses choke tubes as well.

    My specimen seems to recoil pretty good but it's totally reliable with all ammo, even the Walmart cheap 7 1/2 and 8 loads. It's nice and broken in so it feeds everything very well.

    These old Beneli LEO trade ins are an fantastic buy and if one can get an short barrel version that's alright too.

    The bad of the super 90 is again the recoil. I seem to notice it more in this Beneli 90 for some reason, but it's livable.
     
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    we carried Super 90's for a duty shotgun; very reliable shotgun, very fast, tritium ghost ring sights were fantastic

    we did have a few problems when we used low recoil slugs/buck; after that we reserved them for practice only

    I think you'll be very happy with your purchase :)
     
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    Can one just replace with a collapsible stock? You did REALLY good on that price!

    Bring it over brother... I wants to shoots its :D
     
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    I have had two M1S90s, one with the 14" barrel and one with an 18" barrel. Both performed flawlessly and both got away from me, to people that did not have arthritis in their hands and shoulders. The one you are getting looks great and gives me the "I wants..."!
    I recently saw a 20 ga version with an 18" screw choke barrel that has caught my eye. My two 870 20 ga defensive shotguns are tolerable and very effective and a semi would be a welcome addition. Thanks a lot for giving me bad intentions...

    ezra

    Edit: It seems to me I remember seeing a 12" entry style stock for the M1 offered by Benelli back in the early 90's...black synthetic and nice and short for use with armor and rattle.
     
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    That's a great deal on a Benelli, even including your tax stamp.

    Back when my life was more exciting I did work with a 14" shotgun and found it very handy. They are short enough to get your hand in front of the muzzle so be mindful of that. I consider a strap or handstop mandatory on a short pump. Maybe not mandatory on a semi, but worth considering.

    I second the recommendation of pistol-forum.com. The signal to noise ratio on most gun related forums is so bad I don't bother with them, but there are a large number of professionals on there and the discussion quality is high.
     
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    Any idea on which dept these came from?

    @alukban
    Yeah there is a lot we have to get together and shoot.
     
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    image.jpeg Bring that sucker out west and grab Alukban as well. I've got an place to do some grouse hunting with those Benelli's.
     
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    Nah, the west is awful; that pic is Photoshopped...no one would want to move or live here...:14:

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    That's right. Every where west of the Mississippi sucks. You all should move to New Jersey....
     
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