Benelli 5.56 x 45mm NATO


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H2O MAN
September 10, 2009, 06:09 PM
http://www.benelliusa.com/assets/silos/small_jpg_grey/silo_502_mr1_223_syn_defense.jpg (http://www.benelliusa.com/rifles/benelli_mr1_self_defense_rifle.php)

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dscottw88
September 10, 2009, 06:50 PM
Huh? This reminds me of a mix between a FNAR and a Cx4 Storm. Seems like a quick cash in on the "Anything-That-Uses-STANAG" crowd. But it doesn't seem to bring anything new to the table.

THE DARK KNIGHT
September 10, 2009, 06:54 PM
But it doesn't seem to bring anything new to the table

It brings another ban compliant, off-list semi auto rifle to the table

It also looks to be completely plastic shrouded for one hell of a durable finish

And based on the shotgun of similar type for a great combination with it

bill larry
September 10, 2009, 07:20 PM
This is what the FNAR should have looked like. Good job Benelli!

Badlander
September 10, 2009, 07:21 PM
I would go nicely with my Benelli M1. How pricey are they

H2O MAN
September 10, 2009, 07:42 PM
Badlander I would go nicely with my Benelli M1.

That was my 1st thought... I may get back into the 5.56mm game :evil:

11800 5.56 x 45mm NATO (.223 Rem.) 16" Synthetic Tactical Pistol Grip 37.1" 7.9 lbs. (w/o magazine) $1299

desidog
September 10, 2009, 07:46 PM
The buying-force is strong with this one. If that shows up in .308 I don't think i could resist.

H2O MAN
September 10, 2009, 07:51 PM
It will accept standard M16 magazines... PMAGs :evil:

Badlander
September 10, 2009, 07:55 PM
Reeds sporting goods 2 for $2399.

RX-178
September 10, 2009, 08:00 PM
That's the Beretta RX-4 storm. Beretta (supposedly) canceled that project because of a combination of export restrictions (out of Italy) and import restrictions (into the USA).

Looks like they found a way around it.

Hammerhead6814
September 10, 2009, 08:39 PM
It won't sell. You can't mount a ridiculous number of accessories to it, therefor the AR-15 fans will look at it and say "But I can't fit the other $3000 in accessories I have on that!".

THE DARK KNIGHT
September 10, 2009, 08:57 PM
OOOO I second that for one in .308!

nwilliams
September 10, 2009, 09:30 PM
The Benelli MR1, a tactical version of the R1 sporting rifle.
http://www.benelliusa.com/rifles/benelli_mr1_self_defense_rifle.php

That would look really nice next to my Beretta Cx4:cool:

MSRP according to Benelli is $1299. The R1's sell for around $1100-$1200 so I imaging that will be roughly the price we see on these.

Heck
September 10, 2009, 11:44 PM
I am strangely drawn to this one and I don't know why. I may have to have it.

dispatch55126
September 11, 2009, 12:01 AM
It does look clean but I don't know about the drop in the stock. Don't know how comfortable that would be with a pistol grip.

Avenger29
September 11, 2009, 12:07 AM
It won't sell. You can't mount a ridiculous number of accessories to it, therefor the AR-15 fans will look at it and say "But I can't fit the other $3000 in accessories I have on that!".

Not all of us AR-15 fans are like that. But for me to accept it, it must absolutely, positively be able to mount a light and optic (clearly, it's able to mount the optic), and, preferably, a quick adjust 2 point sling.

Unlikely I would buy one in the near future, though. Would like to shoot one and see how it runs.

Now, if Benelli/Beretta/whoever the hell would bring the price down to $800 or so...it would probably compete very favorably with the Mini-14 and the lower priced ARs...

Autopistola
November 25, 2009, 07:34 PM
I got to fondle one of these in the store today...I'm am impressed and really want one. I didn't like the $1199 price tag though. The drop in the comb is comfortable with irons (which I thought were really nice). At first I thought it might use the benelli inertia-locking because the bolt lugs look similar and I couldn't see a piston. I liked the sleek looks unlike the beretta counterpart.

SteveCase
November 25, 2009, 08:59 PM
would look alright if it had a straight stock instead of having the drop. kinda looks doofy if you ask me

Gelgoog
November 25, 2009, 10:08 PM
The pics do not do it justice, it is much nicer in person. I uses the well proven system of the R1, can accept P-mags, has nice controls and shoulders nicely.

There are also optional rails so you can attach lights.

browningguy
November 25, 2009, 10:55 PM
I'm guessing "ban compliant, off-list" is a California thing? Cause I have no idea what it means.

Boba Fett
November 25, 2009, 11:02 PM
would look alright if it had a straight stock instead of having the drop. kinda looks doofy if you ask me
Think about it this way:

Ever notice how many people hold an AR-15 with part or even a large part of the butt above their shoulder?

http://www.riflegear.com/blogimages/ShootingKitty2.jpg
No idea who this is, but perfect example.

The main reason for this is so they can get a better weld with the stock.

It appears that Benelli has simply looked at how people shoot and made adjustments so their rifle is more compatible with how people should shoot. You want more of the butt in your shoulder for better control.

It may not be the prettiest rifle, but just like women, looks aren't everything.

I'll take function over fashion any day.

ECVMatt
November 25, 2009, 11:08 PM
That rifle w/o a pistol grip stock is CA legal. It will sell like hotcakes out here in CA. I am waiting to see the CA version. Lots of us out here have boat loads of AR mags to use in it.

Hope to see one soon.


Matt

Autopistola
November 26, 2009, 12:57 AM
I don't know if the R1 ARGO system is proven, but I did find these posts by "Tucker301" on this website and they make me wonder:

http://www.benelliusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19694

Coronach
November 26, 2009, 01:37 AM
I'm not quite getting it. Is this just another "oh look, me too! I can make a 5.56 rifle that takes STANAG magazines"? Or does it bring something else to the game?

I'm not dissing the rifle- at all. I'm all for choices. I'm all about variety. But the market is starting to get flooded with quasi-military styled 5.56 NATO-chambered rifles, and each successive entry is going to find it tougher and tougher going if it doesn't stand out. This rifle looks nice, it's probably quality, but it doesn't seem like it does anything out of the ordinary.

Maybe its ergos and reliability/durability are enough to make it stand out. I dunno. People said the same thing about the R1, though, and that doesn't seem to have really caught on fire.

Mike

gunnutery
November 26, 2009, 07:14 AM
That rifle w/o a pistol grip stock is CA legal. It will sell like hotcakes out here in CA. I am waiting to see the CA version. Lots of us out here have boat loads of AR mags to use in it.

Hope to see one soon.


109815

You can also see the accessory rail, similar to the FNAR. If you search for Beretta Rx4 you'll see this pic and others like it. I've kindof always liked the traditional stock myself, although a pistol grip is tolerable.

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