ATI Benelli M4 lead

In the upcoming August 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, author David Bahde tricks out his Benelli M4 shotgun with the Advanced Technology International (ATI) deluxe Raven upgrade package.

Bahde writes, “ATI’s Benelli M4 Raven Stock, Forend, Magazine Tube and Mag Follower Package performs several functions. First, it meets all 922r requirements, making it possible for any owner to legally alter their shotgun. Doing so in one inclusive package makes things incredibly simple. The stock, pistol grip, forend, magazine tube and follower replace the requisite of having five imported parts with U.S.-built products, keeping you legal, but that is just the start.

“The six-position stock adjusts similarly to AR-style units. It extends over a well-built buffer tube using an adjustable tensioning mechanism. The stock is attached to the receiver using a precision CNC-machined mount that includes a pivoting sling loop that can be attached to either side. This sling loop sits flat when not needed. You can use it for a single-point sling or, coupled with a forward mount, the two-point sling of your choice. Recoil is controlled using a Scorpion pistol grip. Made of sure-grip rubber, it is comfortable and will enhance your control. The same material is used in the Razorback recoil pad. This buttpad remains flexible at extreme temperatures, has a non-slip surface and enhances the reliability of the M4’s operating system. The Raven stock’s configuration closely matches the original stock, making it usable with the factory iron sights.

“An adjustable cheekpiece also comes with the package. Elongated, it’ll fit most users. It’s also easy to adjust with a large dial and stays in place. While the outside of the cheekrest is polymer, its internal components are Type III anodized 6061- T6 aluminum for strength.”

To learn more, check out the August 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, available on newsstands and digitally July 1, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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