HK Benelli Joint Service Combat Shotgun

HK Benelli Joint Service Combat Shotgun

Designated the M1014 Combat Shotgun, the M1014 is a gas operated, semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun designed and manufactured by Benelli for HK, Inc. It is being procured for issue to all of the Armed Services,including the US Coast Guard and Special Operations Command, to replace or augment the current inventory of pump-action shotguns.

The M1014 functions using a new Auto Regulating Gas Operated (ARGO) Twin System with a rotating bolt with dual locking lugs. Engineered with dual gas ports, pistons, and cylinders, the ARGO Twin System was developed especially to meet the stringent Joint Services Combat Shotgun requirements. The ARGO system is self-cleaning and requires very little operator maintenance.

With a 3-inch chamber, the M1014 can fire both 2.75 and 3-inch shells. It has an 18.5-inch barrel and holds nine rounds of 2.75-inch shells ­ seven in the tubular magazine with one on the carrier and one in the chamber ­ or eight rounds of 3-inch shells. It has a collapsible stock ­ with the stock extended, the length of the M1014 is 39.8 inches and when collapsed, 34.9 inches. Its unloaded weight is 8.4 pounds. The M1014 is fitted with Ghost Ring iron sights, adjustable for windage and elevation without special tools, and an accessory mounting rail is attached to the top of the receiver to mount sighting and night vision devices.

Submitted by: Marvin V Stenhammar