Type: gas operated, semi-auto
Gauge:12 (chamber 3" – 76 mm)
Length: 1010 mm (extended stock), 886 mm (closedstock)
Barrel length: 470 mm
Weigth 3.8 kg unloaded
Feeding: 6 rounds in underbarrel tube magazine
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 DevelopmentCenter), avarded contract for XM1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun to Heckler&Koch USA,inc. Initially, some 20.000 units wil beshipped to US Marine Corps.
Technically, Benelli M4 Super90 is a gas operated, smoothbore, magazinefed semi-auto shotgun. Barrel locking is achieved by rotating bolt with two lugs. M4 Super90 has dual gas cylinders, gas pistons and actionrods 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 andcorrosiaon-resistant finish.Gun is very reliable in any weather conditions.