Gun Report

Benelli M2 Tactical No. 11052 12 Gauge

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The fit, finish and performance of the Benelli was tops, but those qualities come at a stiff price. The cleaner running mechanism was a big plus, and the magazine could be topped off without running it empty. Recoil was slightly more pronounced.

Benelli M2 Tactical No. 11052 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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The large triangular ambidextrous safety button of the M2 is located behind the trigger in the rear of the trigger guard on the right side of the M2 (arrow), which is a natural and common place for it to be. It was easy to manipulate with and without gloved hands. The red dot on the cartridge drop lever, located on the right side of the receiver just forward of the trigger guard, indicates the M2 is cocked and ready to fire.
The rear sight could be adjusted for windage and elevation using a coin, shell rim, or flat-blade screwdriver. The receiver was drilled and tapped for the included Picatinny-style rail.
A solid-rubber recoil pad helped absorb some of the recoil, as did the rubber insert in the backstrap of the pistol grip.
The lip on the frontstrap of the pistol grip helped keep the trigger hand in position during rapid fire.

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