Monday, 6 March 2017

SJ Hardware Benelli M4 +1 Magazine Tube Extension

A few months ago, I received a gift basket of shotgun parts for my Benelli M4 Tactical from SJ Hardware. For the sake of clarity, I will disclose that I have known the owner of SJ Hardware for over a decade and consider him a friend. Additionally, the product was provided to me free of charge with the promise I would be honest in my assessments. As my regular readers know, friendship is not a free pass on this blog. This is the fourth in a series of articles assessing this collection of aftermarket accessories.

 SJ Hardware Benelli M4 +1 Magazine Tube Extension

The factory Benelli M4 Tactical is imported into Canada with the magazine tube capacity limited to four 3" 12 gauge shells. The law in Canada allows for semiautomatic shotguns to hold a maximum of five (5) rounds in the magazine of the longest length of shotshell the firearm is designed to fire, regardless of capacity with shorter length shotshells.

The SJ Hardware Benelli M4 +1 Magazine Tube Extension brings the Benelli M4 up to its LEGAL maximum magazine capacity with 3" 12 gauge shotshells. When combined with, ghost loading and a 'round in the chamber', this will bring it to a LEGAL of 7 rounds with 3" 12 gauge shotshells. This helps to even the playing field in 3 Gun Matches versus pump guns in Canada.

The SJ Hardware Benelli M4 +1 Magazine Tube Extension is machined from solid 4140 steel. 4140 alloy steel is chromium, molybdenum, manganese containing low alloy steel which impart high fatigue strength, abrasion and impact resistance, toughness, and torsional strength. It is coated in a black nitride finish which further increases wear-resistance, fatigue strength, and corrosion resistance. It is made in Canada so it will meet the requirements of our rugged climate.

This is a drop in part with no gunsmithing or tools required. It uses the factory spring, shell follower and magazine tube cap as well. It was very simple to install.

I have used the SJ Hardware Benelli M4 +1 Magazine TubeExtension exclusively for a few months now with no adverse effect on reliability. The shotgun has cycled flawlessly with this magazine extension in place through hundreds of rounds downrange.

It is satisfying to be able to carry my Benelli M4 Tactical loaded to its maximum LEGAL capacity with 3" shells.

The price: $99.00 CAD

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