Benelli M2 Competition Shotgun 2023+


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Benelli M2 Competition Shotgun 2023+

The Benelli M2 has long been the gold standard for use in practical and action shooting. The new Benelli M2 released in 2023 has all of the legendary reliabilty and performce of the M2, with some excellent changes, most notably an improved 2-piece shell latch. The new design greatly improves longevity of the shell latch over the previous iteration which could be worn out quite quickly with lots of loading practice, and allows for much easier and more effective fine tuning. The stock and forend have been updated for improved ergonomics and recoil management. The new M2 also features a new bolt assembly similar to the Ethos design, which effectively removes the chance of out-of-battery malfunctions, or 'bolt bounce'. The Ethos bolt assembly is an expensive upgrade, and this gun includes that technology at no additional cost, making is an excellent value.

Our Benelli M2 Competition Shotgun features:  

  • Loading port opened and polished, optimized for twins/quads loading methods
  • Lightened and polished bolt body (standard bolt body is available as an option)
  • Extended and polished stainless steel shell carrier
  • Shell latch tuned and polished for reduced resistance when loading
  • Bolt modified to allow out-of-battery loading and ‘ghost’ loading
  • Oversized Briley bolt handle
  • Oversized Hayes bolt release button
  • Nordic Components magazine tube, capacity of your choice
  • RCI X-Rail magazine spring and follower
  • Match Saver
  • Hiviz Tricomp fiber optic front sight
  • Tested for slug accuracy and re-zeroed if needed

About the new 2023+ Benelli M2:

January 2023, Accokeek, MD – For nearly two decades, the M2 Field shotgun has been hailed by experienced shooters and hunters as the unfailing workhorse of the Benelli semi-auto shotgun stable. Now, Benelli is billing the M2 Field as "workhorse rugged with thoroughbred speed." It is an apt description given that, for 2023, the M2 Field is updated to deliver even better performance.

To start, all M2 Field shotguns in 12- and 20-gauge benefit from an updated stock, forend, and receiver design. The forend and receiver take on a sleek profile, blending seamlessly together in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and provides a longer grip surface on the forend so shooters of all sizes can maintain a more comfortable and optimized grip. The conventional round-style bolt release button has also been updated to a longer bar shape that is easier find and is quicker to manipulate when wearing gloves.

The equally new buttstock design offers an extended AirTouch surface behind the pistol grip to enhance traction when hands are wet or gloved. This stock also features Benelli's new Micro Cell recoil pad. This is a one-piece unit that works in conjunction with a corrosion-resistant recoil tube and stainless-steel spring housed inside the stock that significantly reduces felt recoil. Optional Micro Cell recoil pads are also available in varying widths to offer customized length-of-pull adjustment from the standard 14 3/8 inches (13 1/8 inches on the Compact models) to 13 7/8 or 14 3/4 inches.

Another new feature for the M2 Field shotguns is a revised bolt. The new design provides smooth, quiet operation with enhanced strength and efficiency for flawless cycling with any loads courtesy of Benelli's Inertia Driven System.

As expected, the M2 Field series continues to benefit from Benelli's standard Crio® treated barrels and choke tubes.

NOTE: firearm sales are FINAL once you receive your firearm. Any firearm orders cancelled before completion/shipment will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee.

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 5 ratings)
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Love my shotgun!
Written by Teresa on Aug 9th 2023

I absolutely love my Benelli Competition Ready Shotgun! Hayes did a fantastic job outfitting it for me!! I highly recommend them!!

Benelli M2
Written by Mike on May 13th 2022

I previously owned an M2 with the TTI package. I decided to try Hayes for my new M2. Their port work was excellent and the gun has worked flawlessly. They also expedited its delivery after I asked if it could be ready for an upcoming match. Great work product and service. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

Benelli M2
Written by Deny Rubbo on Apr 29th 2022

Absolutely Awesome! The upgrades to the bolt, loading port and stippling are perfect. Makes an already superb handling shotgun that much faster and a join to shoot. Perfect 3 Gun shotgun. Reliability has been great.

Written by BT on Feb 20th 2021

Words can't describe how amazing this shotgun feels/shoots. I took it to my plate rack within hours of receiving it and was completely blown away at how fast I can run it accurately. The reloading port is finished better than any other I've ever seen in person. It costs a bit and takes a while to get it, but if you are serious about 3 once cry once and this will likely be the last shotgun you'll want.

Hayes Custom Benelli M2
Written by Brandon D Heard on Nov 18th 2019

This is probably the finest firearm I've ever shot. It cycles smooth, recoil is amazing, and it handles like a dream. The dovetailed rear sight and the Hiviz tricomp are amazing. Slug hits on paper are dead on off hand at 50 yds in the A zone every time. The work to the loading port are phenomenal and my time from loading 8 went from around 4.5 on my best run to 3.2 consistently. Hayes Custom Guns knows what they are doing with the M2 and will have my business from here on out.