Benelli Offers Compact Versions of M2 Field Shotgun in 12 & 20 Gauge

Benelli Compact M2 Field Shotgun in 12 & 20 Gauge
Benelli Compact M2 Field Shotgun in 12 & 20 Gauge
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ACCOKEEK, MD –-(Ammoland.com)- Benelli’s venerable “workhorse,” the rugged and reliable M2 Field is now offered in a Compact model available in both 12 and 20-gauges, specifically designed for small-statured and young shooters.

The M2 Compact features a short stock complete with ComforTech and a gel butt pad ergonomically designed to fit the shoulder.

The M2 Compact also comes with a set of shims for adjusting the buttstock’s drop and cast. Benelli’s M2 Compact 12-gauge comes in a 26-inch barrel and the 20-gauge model comes with a 24-inch barrel.

Compact guns, when properly designed integrate form and function in order to provide the perfect gun for small-statured and young shooters.

These scaled-down guns are important because they play a key role in establishing how a smaller-framed shooter or beginner safely and effectively handles guns. In many cases, compact guns provide the first hands-on shooting experience for a learning shooter, and as such, that experience will influence their future participation in the shooting sports. The main feature of a compact gun, and which, determines its proper fit for a shooter is a shorter buttstock.

This is what provides the shorter length-of-pull (LOP), enabling small shooters to enjoy and participate in all types of shooting sports, from hunting to clay target games. When the time is appropriate, a full-size buttstock can be fitted to the M2 Compact.

“Typically a youth’s gun is considered to have just a short stock in a sub-gauge, but the M2 Compact available in both 20 and 12-gauge will serve small statured shooters in every type of shooting or hunting endeavor,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA’s VP of Marketing. “Our customers asked and we responded with a gun that will serve beginner shooters as well as those that just need a gun to fit better.”

M2 Compact 12-Gauge: COMMON SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Magazine Capacity: 3+1 Crio
  • Chokes:  C,IC,M,IM,F
  • Sights:  Red bar front sight
  • Length of Pull: 13⅛”
  • Drop at Heel: 2⅛”
  • Drop at Comb: 1½” (Includes shim kit to adjust drop and cast).
  • Overall length: 46.25” Weight:  7 lbs.
  • Minimum Recommended Load: Use 3-dram, 1-⅛-oz. loads in all Benelli 12-ga. semi-auto shotguns.
  • MSRP: $1359

M2 Compact 20-Gauge: COMMON SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Magazine Capacity: 3+1 Crio
  • Chokes:  C,IC,M,IM,F
  • Sights:  Red bar front sight
  • Length of Pull:  13⅛”
  • Drop at Heel: 2⅛”
  • Drop at Comb: 1½” (Includes shim kit to adjust drop and cast).
  • Overall length: 44”
  • Weight:  5.8 lbs
  • Minimum Recommended Load:  Use 2-½-dram, ⅞-oz. loads in all Benelli 20-ga. semi-auto shotguns.
  • MSRP: $1409

 

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  • One thought on “Benelli Offers Compact Versions of M2 Field Shotgun in 12 & 20 Gauge

    1. looking for a shotgun for my wife and daughter to use hunting pheasants. They are both 5’4″ and 120 lbs. Which would you recommend the 12 or 20 and size of shells to hunt pheasants? Lastly, what chokes do you recommend for these on pheasants ?

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