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#7191447 - 12/16/12 Benelli M1 vs. M2 ???  
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What are the differences between these two shotgun models? Is the M2 considered an "improved" M1?

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#7191551 - 12/16/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: RipSnort]  
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Most of it is cosmetic. I would say in my opinion no it is not an improved M1.


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#7220068 - 12/23/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
Most of it is cosmetic. I would say in my opinion no it is not an improved M1.


I have both. I have a H&K super 90. One is a 24" barrel and the M2 has a 26" barrel. M1 has mobil chokes the M2 has crio chokes . The trigger group on the M1 is metal the M2 has some sort of engineered plastic. I personally like the trigger better on the M1 much much nicer.


#7220085 - 12/23/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: Oldelkhunter]  
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Oldelkhunter I have owned several M2's and have let all them go. The M1 is the model that broke the mold as far as I am concerned.


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#7220207 - 12/23/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
Oldelkhunter I have owned several M2's and have let all them go. The M1 is the model that broke the mold as far as I am concerned.


I went backwards when I bought my 2. I fired my buddies m1 and hit everything I aimed at , absolutely loved everything about the gun. I told him that day that if he ever considered selling it to put me at the top of the list. A while went by and figuring he would not sell it I bought the M2. A few months ago he told me the M1 was available. It was sold in less then a minute.


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#7223305 - 12/24/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: Oldelkhunter]  
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Are there other barrels available for the M2, either from Benelli or any aftermarket makers?

#7228090 - 12/25/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: duckster]  
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No aftermarket barrels, just from Benelli, but be prepared for sticker shock........ whoa


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#7228920 - 12/26/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: Orphanedcowboy]  
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I figured. It has the 28 inch tube with chokes, but was just curious.

#7229360 - 12/26/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: duckster]  
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I have both in 20ga and the M2 in 12ga, buddy has a M1 12ga, I have tried to get him to trade me straight up 12 for 12 and he refuses, even though he doesn't shoot it much.


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#7230994 - 12/26/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: Orphanedcowboy]  
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Originally Posted by Orphanedcowboy
I have both in 20ga and the M2 in 12ga, buddy has a M1 12ga, I have tried to get him to trade me straight up 12 for 12 and he refuses, even though he doesn't shoot it much.


I could like a M2 in 20 gauge grin


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#7233102 - 12/27/12 Re: Benelli M1 vs. M2 ??? [Re: Oldelkhunter]  
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Yessir, those 20 ga M2's are super nice.


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