Benelli to Release Limited Edition M1014 Shotguns

Benelli has announced that they will be offering a Limited Edition M1014 semi-auto 12 gauge shotguns. The guns will be available for purchase starting from June 2017. These limited edition guns will have a US flag engraved on the receiver to honor the U.S. Marine Corps, which are arguably the most known users of this shotgun.

M1014 is basically the military designation of Benelli M4 shotgun. The limited edition guns will come equipped with a fixed skeletonized stock, pistol grip and a separate cheek rest as shown in the above image. The shotgun also features mil-spec anti-reflective surface treatment on all the external parts.

The legendary reliability of this shotgun is mainly achieved due to several design features of its mechanism. One of them is the Benelli’s A.R.G.O. (Auto Regulating Gas Operation) gas system with dual stainless steel pistons. The rotating bolt is also claimed to be one of the key elements of its reliability.

Dual pistons of the Benelli A.R.G.O. system

Here is a video presentation of the M4 shotgun by Benelli:

The Benelli M1014 Limited Edition will be sold at an MSRP of $2,199. Nothing is known yet concerning in what quantity the guns are made.

Although these are limited edition guns, the price is comparable to conventional M4s. That being said, I think it would be a better investment to get one of Limited Edition models. This kind of firearms are usually valued by collectors and will probably have higher resale value.





Hrachya H

I was born and currently live in Armenia, where I work in a family business of leather goods manufacturing. Being a retired sergeant of my country’s armed forces and a lifelong firearms enthusiast, I always enjoy studying firearms design, technology and history. Also my knowledge of Russian allows me to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • Kyle

    I already have an M4. Hmm if I buy one of these I can wield them akimbo like the cool CoD ninjas. Al hail the glory that is the M1014!

  • USMC03Vet

    No thanks. Limited and collector editions of products are a farce.

    • One of the worst trends in the industry IMO.

      If you are doing a limited run once in a blue moon for charity, ok I can tolerate that. But doing limited runs as a regular course of business DIAF.

      • USMC03Vet

        It’s not just firearms it’s many industries. It’s basically a strategy to part suckers from their money.

        • Marc

          Sports jerseys in colors that have nothing to do with the team’s colors comes to mind for sure.

    • Anonymoose

      I just want an M4 Entry in the H2O coating, and also the income to afford such a gun and not have to live off ramen for 6 months.

  • adverse4

    NO.

  • Malthrak

    So… there’s gonna be a several hundred dollar markup for an engraved flag on a combat shotgun right? And who’s the idiot that’s gonna pay it? Someone is gonna buy those.

    • Patriotunknown

      Plus if you want that stock just buy a regular m4 and find a collapsible stock online. The regular m4 have the notches so the collapsible stock actually works. A fixed “skeletonized” stock is dumb.

    • Pumpkin King XXIII

      Some 400 lbs basement ninja living off his parents.

  • YS

    Is the magazine capacity also limited?

    • Haulin’ Oats

      It’s certainly not unlimited. So yes IDKFA does not apply here.

      • YS

        What I meant to say was…

        Military M1014 has 7+1 capacity, but civilian M4 only has 5+1 capacity for 922(r) compliance. If they’re going to advertise it as M1014, I would expect it to have the full 7+1 capacity, not the limited 5+1 capacity.

  • The Dude

    This gun is literally for crayon eaters, and not the Marine kind.

  • TDog

    The Benelli M4 Limited Edition: Because the regular edition wasn’t expensive enough.

    The Benelli M4 Limited Edition: Don’t worry – our payment plan is very fair!

    The Benelli M4 Limited Edition: For everyone out there who isn’t a Marine who wants to pretend they are.

  • Haulin’ Oats

    Come on Benelli, bring back the stainless steel M4 and while you are at it, make a titanium version too! To me those would be SPECIAL EDITIONS.

    • Haulin’ Oats

      Oh and while you are at it Benelli, make it belt fed.

  • Brad

    At that price I suspect they will be very limited. So much for buying one for my son who is a (crayon eater) Marine.

    • iksnilol

      Get him a regular one and then get it engraved with the logo of his unit?

  • Major Tom

    Give me one for free and I might consider giving it a good review.

  • Justin Roney

    I like Benelli shotguns, but there is simply no way it’s worth $2,000+. I paid $300 for a Nova brand new around 2005 and it’s been a great gun. But unless that flag was engraved by the ghost of George Washington, that’s just a rip-off. Is anyone seriously paying that for a semi-auto shotgun?

    • Haulin’ Oats

      Just get an FN SLP and save money. Plus nutnfancy reports no ammo incompatibility with FN’s offering where as the benny can be occasionally get picky about what you feed it.

      • Pumpkin King XXIII

        I traded my slp plus $200 for a m4 that had been sitting on my lgs’s shelf for two years. My fn was a problem child on cheap anno. It hated rio buckshot and white box Winchester.
        I have never had a problem with the Benelli, never been finicky or picky. Never had a FTF, FTE or short stroke with it. It eats everything. Only thing I would change is a larger factory bolt release button
        My experience with the slp and benelli was exactly the reverse of nutnfancy.

        • Yup, Winchester…it maybe cycles 1/3 of the time shooting that stuff.

          And I agree, the factory bolt release is tough to use, especially with gloves on!

      • I used an M4 in the Marine Corps, and now own an FN SLP. I obviously prefer the FN because I spent my own money on it instead of uncle Sam’s, but no matter what some YouTuber says, the FN is definitely picky when it comes to ammo. I’ve had numerous FTEs with cheap stuff. I still love the gun (I love both in fact) but its reliability is wholly dependent on what kind of ammo it’s firing.

  • Anonymoose

    hmhm…that’s the same dude who narrates the Uberti product videos. Does he do all the Beretta subsidiary videos or something?

  • iksnilol

    All guns are limited edition, technically.

    • mazkact

      Yep, best I can tell Mosin Nagant rifles are no longer made.

      • iksnilol

        Shame…

        One day when I’m rich. I’mma buy a bunch of them. Like hundreds of them. And send themanonymously at random to Alex C. First in original condition… then more and more bubbaed as time drags on.

        Of course one would document such an endeavor.

        • mazkact

          Alex’s opinion on the Mosin Nagant was about the only time I disagreed with Him. Most of my Mosins are of the Finnish variety and they are certainly not “garbage rods”.

          • iksnilol

            Meh, most Mosins are decent if you put like half an hour into them.

            Again, they’re milsurps. Milsurps aren’t gonna be good-good.

  • ShooterPatBob

    Fake collapsible stock and lower capacity than the Marine version. Dumb!

  • Madcap_Magician

    Did they ever make the collapsible M1014 stock available to people without purchasing officers? Because until they do they can GTFO.

    • Richard

      I’ve seen some collapsible stocks for the m4 on gunbroker for about $250.

  • TonyP

    A fixed stock? All the other ones with the same stock actually move.

  • Markbo

    Haaaaaaaa haaa haaa haa ha ha ha!
    Just because the government is stupid enough to pay that price doesn’t mean I am!

  • Michael Glenn

    High performance isn’t for everyone. Didn’t they already have a limited edition Flag model released about 15 years ago? Back due to high demand.

  • Ced Truz

    I’ll stick to my $300 Mossberg thanks.

    • Mike

      Kratom is dangerous and anyone forcing it on a horse should pay the price!

      • Ced Truz

        Go home Mike, you’re drunk.

        • Mike

          Sounds like you are.