Benelli Announces MR1 - ComforTech

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Benelli announces the MR1 ComforTech®- the latest addition to the MR1 family featuring a stock that's ideal for normal hunting conditions. The new MR1 ComforTech® buttstock technology reduces recoil without adding any additional moving parts or weight. ComforTech® also helps reduce muzzle climb, allowing shooters to get back on target fast. Benelli offers various accessories for the MR1 ComforTech®-switch the recoil pads to adjust the length of pull, or snap in a raised comb cheek piece to raise your eye level for various red dot sights and scopes. The MR1 ComforTech® can be adjusted to suit individual physical specifications, giving shooters the best fit for shooting comfort.

The MR1 features a stainless steel, self-cleaning piston that operates directly against the proven rotating bolt, thereby eliminating the need for complex linkages found on other inferior gas systems. This piston-driven system (ARGO), perfected by Benelli, incorporates a gas port located just forward of the chamber where the gases are hotter and cleaner, resulting in less fouling and more reliable cycling. In function testing the same ARGO system in the M4 shotgun easily exceeded the military requirements. The result is a Benelli carbine with Marine-tough reliability able to function under the harshest conditions.

The sights are a military-style ghost ring aperture, adjustable for windage and elevation in the field using only a cartridge rim as an adjustment tool. All steel parts are black phosphate and aluminum parts are hard-anodized in a matte finish for low visibility and corrosion resistance. The Benelli MR1 carbine comes standard with a five-round magazine, but also accepts standard M16/AR15 high-capacity magazines. An optional Picatinny tri-rail fore-end kit is available for mounting a laser aiming device, front handle, illuminator and other accessories

"The MR1 ComforTech® is another great development from Benelli," said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli's VP of Marketing & Communications. "Any shooter who appreciates accuracy, reliability and being able to shoot fast will want to own a Benelli MR1."


  • Model - MR1 ComforTech®
  • Caliber - 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem.)
  • Barrel Length - 16 inches
  • Sights - Military-style Ghost Ring Aperture w/ picatinny top rail
  • Metal Finish - Black phosphate & hard-anodized in matte black finish
  • Stock - ComforTech® (California Compliant)
  • Average Weight - 7.9 lbs.
  • Overall Length - 37.1 inches
  • Bore Characteristics - Hard chrome lined with a 1-in-9 right hand twist
  • Method of Operation - ARGO (Auto-Regulating-Gas-Operated)<
  • MSRP - $1429

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hunter25's picture

This sounds like an

This sounds like an interesting rifle and I wish they had put a photo to go with it. I tried the link but for some reason I could not get through the site properly.

Everything in this review sounds great and includes a lot of desireable features such as the ghost ring sights. The most interesting thing is the California compliant stock so it is clear what market they are trying to go after with this one. Being non traditional style with all the same capabilities will appeal to many people.

As soon as I get a look at one I will have a better idea of what I think of it. But with a 1,500 dollar price tag it better be really really nice.