You ever heard of a sub-standard, Italian-made sporting
Neither have I.
When it comes to wingshooting; apprehending criminals
and other nasties; or bringing terrorists to justice, Italian brand
guns/shotguns cannot be beat. Must be all those years of practice.
We've all heard of
Italian gun maker Pietro Beretta.
The boys at Beretta own Benelli Arms, have done so since the turn of
century. And if a gun has the Beretta stamp on it, it's certainly
good enough for this dove and quail shooter, so much so that I'm
looking for a Beretta for my next gun buy.
If you like Beretta guns, you're gonna love Benelli.
The M3 is a
pump-action or semi-auto shotgun combo
rolled into one fine shooting iron, but you're not likely to be
wingshooting with this bad-boy. The M3, an update of the M1, holds 7
rounds in its tubular magazine, one in the 'hole.' No. You're likely
to be hunting bad guys with the M3, not birds.
Benelli has a history of cranking out fine shotguns,
and they rolled the same reliability, versatility and durability into
the M1 Super-90 and the M3 Super-90 tactical guns. Because when it
comes to combat shooting, that gun in the hands of a SWAT officer in
the inner city or a Special Ops guy in the harsh and unforgiving
conditions of Afghanistan had better perform. These guys' lives
depend on it, and they need a weapon that, like them, can stand up to
the most rigorous of conditions.
That gun would be a Benelli M3 Super-90.
The M3, like the M1, features a patented Benelli system
that affords this shotgun manual, pump-action operation as well as
semi-auto with the twist of an action switch ring located at the end
of the forearm. Rotate the ring and the gun is locked in
semi-automatic mode. Rotate the ring again, and the gun switches to a
pump, ideal for low-pressure rounds like tear gas and less-lethal
Operators can use the M3 to breach a door, take it down
off its hinges - in pump action, switch over to semi-auto - and
enter the room filled with hostiles packing a tube full of slugs or
The Benelli M3 comes in traditional shotgun style.
Or, switch out the
stock, add a pistol grip and collapsible stock, and voila,
you're good to go.
The Benelli M3 shotgun - don't leave Base Camp