Benelli M4 Super 90 / M1014 JSCS
Benelli M4, with extended buttstock
Benelli M4, with closed buttstock
Benelli M4 Super 90 is developed in Italy by Benelli Armi Spa., and imported in the USA by Heckler&Koch USA,inc.
In early 1999, US AARDEC (Army Armmament Research and Development Center), avarded contract for XM1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun to Heckler&Koch USA,inc. Initially, some 20.000 units will be shipped to US Marine Corps.
Technically, Benelli M4 Super90 is a gas operated, smoothbore, magazine fed semi-auto shotgun. Barrel locking is achieved by rotating bolt with two lugs. M4 Super90 has dual gas cylinders, gas pistons and action rods for increased reliability. Low-power rounds, such as less-than-letal rubber slugs, may be cycled manually. Gun is field stripped without any additional tools. The telescopic stock may be replaced by pistol grip or hunting-style stocvk without any tools. Barrel has internal screw-in choke system for increased versatility. Standart sights are ghost-ring rear and blade front. Acessory weaver-style rail is installed at the top of the receiver. This rail may accept scopes, laser illuminators, night-vision sights etc.
Gun is so designed that it can fire 3" and 2 3/4" (70 and 76 mm) shotshells of different power without any ajustments and in any combination. All surfaces is covered by non-reflective, wear and corrosiaon-resistant finish. Gun is very reliable in any weather conditions.
gas operated, semi-auto
3 inch (76 mm)
(Unloaded) 3.8 kg
(stock closed/open): 886 / 1010 mm