Truckee® Forend for Ben M4 (12-GA, M-LOK, 11 in)
Meeting the urgent requirement for an easy way to mount weapon lights and other accessories on the Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun, the Truckee replacement forend provides industry standard M-LOK® mounting points on sides and bottom.
Machined from 6061 heat treated aluminum, the Truckee forend is sleek, rugged and lightweight. M-LOK slots accept Picatinny rail sections or specialized light mounts or vertical grips. The 8½ inch Truckee forend can be installed in seconds on any Benelli M4 shotgun; while the 11 inch version requires the removal of the Benelli M4 shotgun’s factory front sling loop.
- Made from 6061-T6 aluminum and high temperature glass-filled nylon polymer endcaps.
- Industry standard M-LOK slots can accept Picatinny rail sections as well as other M-LOK mounts and accessories.
- Replacement forend counts as one US-made part for compliance with Federal law 18 U.S.C. § 922(r), if necessary.
- Installs in seconds; stays on the barrel when the weapon is stripped for cleaning, but can be easily removed, at the bench or in the field, if access to the gas system is desired.
- No tools required for installation or removal.
- 8½ inch Truckee forend can be installed on any Benelli M4 shotgun.
- 11 inch Truckee forend requires the removal of the Benelli M4 shotgun’s factory front sling loop (requires the use of snap ring pliers).
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Love: It's a solid forend. Mine doesn't wobble at all. Functional and nice looking. It also allows me to put my left hand further in the front, which provides a better balance with a shorter tactical stock like Urbino. Hate: It is a pain in the xxx to install and uninstall it. It defeats Benelli's ingenious design for field service with no tool. However, with minor design changes, it could be solved easily: (1) Trim down the top edges of the forend by 1mm each side. It wouldn't affect its function. But, much easier to slide the forend through without worrying about possible damages. (2) Change the rear end cap to two pieces - left and right. Then, it'd be very simple to put the rear cap on. Once the barrel is installed back to the receiver firmly, one-piece and two-piece caps would be equally secured. It'd be also very easy to uninstall without tool. It preserves Benelli's idea of using only the parts from the gun itself to do field service. (3) Make the plastic openings around the piston rods larger. It reduces the chance of piston rods rubbing against the plastic. (***MESA TACTICAL*** The suggestions are for you. Well, if you do take my suggestions and make changes accordingly, please replace mine with the new design!)
Build quality seems very good. As others have mentioned the instructions are poor and I couldn't find a video made by the company. I found instructions made by a third party, which doesn't even show the entire process. The instructions say you don't have to take it off, which isn't true if you ever need to clean the gas pistons of the m4.
It’s ok. I like the m lok. The only con is it’s not a firm fit. It wobbles around a little bit. Over all a little better than stock forearm.
Well I read all the reviews about how difficult it was to install this handguard and I was about to return it, I even requested an RMA, then I gave it one more shot and figured it out. I made a youtube video if anyone is interested, just search for "Mesa Tactical Truckee install Charles Daly 601 DPS". Took me a little over 2 minutes to install once I figured it out. I really love this handguard now. It's clean looking and uses no screws like other ones. Some people said they had wobble but mine is nice and tight so I don't know why they had an issue. You can also remove the entire barrel and handguard as one piece without dealing with screws like on the other handguards made for the M4. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is because the end cap near the receiver is very tight to get on and off and I had to make an install video because no one else, even Mesa Tactical, made one, and also even if you follow the instructions to the letter and look at the pictures it's not really clear how it installs. I highly recommend this handguard and I also recommend not installing it unless you watch my video as it makes it very clear how it installs.
I was sent the 8.5" when I ordered the 11". So I would love to review the 11" but I don"t have one to review. I ordered a month ago and after getting a RMA to return the 8.5" and sending it back, I haven't heard a word. I've called three times and Zuly said she would look into it but still nothing. I'm quickly becoming disappointed and am losing interest in this company. I mean I'm trying to exchange my money for your product but you are making it really difficult. My original order number was 13141... Can anybody over there spend 3 or 4 minutes on my order please?
There's two critical parts to this install. One is getting the handguard over the gas pistons. After 45 minutes and a call to Mesa Tactical I was able to figure it out, scratching my barrel in two places. The second is getting the end cap on the receiver side over the barrel and into the handguard. I tried for over 30 minutes and couldn't do it. I probably could have done it and risked breaking the end cap, but I realized if it's this difficult do I really want to do this EVERY TIME I want to clean the pistons? NO I don't. I got an RMA and I'm returning it. Like other people have said here, there's a reason there's no install video.
As every review and video have said, it’s a little fiddly to install, but doable. It fits tight and feels solid.
The hand rail is nice and long and has plenty of MLOK slots. Enough for me to mount a sling and light. ***MESA TACTICAL*** PLEASE Make a video to show the easiest way on how install the rear mount. That was a bitch and a half to put on. The instructions say to snap in on over the gas tubes... It was more like get out a 6' lever, finesse it in to just he right angle and position, make the hand guard wasn't slightly compressed.. try not to bend the ARGO system..... etc etc... it took me almost a 1/2 hour of messing with it to get it lined up and installed. Then after all that.... slightly disappointed to read in the instructions that a slight wiggle is normal, and necessary to not stress the barrel or something like that.
Works perfect, and is 922r complaint. I used this to replace the Hayl grip from strike industries.