August 18, 2009

Benelli Rolls Out MR 1 Carbine

ACCOKEEK, Md. -- Benelli's latest consumer offering--the MR 1 rifle--uses the ARGO (Auto-Regulating-Gas-Operated) system developed for the M1014 rifle used by the United States Marine Corps.

The MR 1, chambered for 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem.), has military-style aperture sights adjustable for windage and elevation in the field, using only a cartridge rim. A Picatinny rail allows mounting of both conventional and night-vision sights, while retaining metallic-sight capability.

All steel parts are black phosphated, and aluminum parts are hard-anodized in a matte finish for low visibility and corrosion resistance.

Benelli MR 1

Benelli MR 1

The Benelli MR 1 carbine comes standard with a five-round magazine, and can also accept standard M16 magazines. An optional Picatinny tri-rail forend kit is available for mounting a laser aiming device, front handle, illuminator and other accessories.

The MR 1 features a stainless steel, self-cleaning piston that operates directly against the rotating bolt. This piston-driven ARGO system incorporates a gas port located just forward of the chamber where the gases are hotter and cleaner, resulting in less fouling and more reliable cycling, the company says.

Specifications:

Caliber5.56 NATO (.223 Rem.)
Barrel Length16"
Overall Length37.1"
SightsMilitary-style Aperture Sight
Metal FinishBlack phosphate & Hard-anodized in matte black finish
StockTactical Pistol Grip
Average Weight7.9 lbs.
Bore CharacteristicsHard chrome lined with a 1-in-9 right hand twist
MSRP$1299











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Comments (5)

The price IS stiff, but the rifle is VERY NICE! If they make it in .308 I'll have to figure a way to put that much money together.

Posted by: cmblake6 | December 20, 2009 5:45 PM    Report this comment

I can't believe you would hand over your guns. Me, never in a million years. To quote the great "If they want my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold dead hand".

Posted by: Robert J | August 25, 2009 12:12 PM    Report this comment

I just wanted to say . It looks like a nice gun but the price is to high i wouldn't want to pay that price and a few months down the road Oboma and his thugs come and take it. Then you are out the $1200 bucks

Posted by: Chivo69 | August 23, 2009 4:55 PM    Report this comment

I"m glad that there's another semi-auto centerfire rifle on the market. However, for that price I"ll just get an AR as I've been trained on proper maintenance. However, if one wishes a piston driven rifle that uses AR magazines, this looks pretty good.

Posted by: CHARLES B | August 20, 2009 12:01 PM    Report this comment

thanks. look forward to honest evaluations.

Posted by: bravo326 | August 20, 2009 9:30 AM    Report this comment

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