A self defense rifle has to perform the first time, every time.
The ultra-reliable A.R.G.O. system incorporated into the new Benelli MR1 does it for the U.S. military, and makes the MR1 the best home defense rifle available. MR1 self defense guns are chambered in 5.56 mm NATO (.223 Remington) and use the battle-proven Auto Regulating Gas Operated (A.R.G.O.) systemâ€”the same system developed by Benelli for the M1014 (M4) and used for over a decade in multiple conflicts by the United States Marine Corps.
Built to the same tough military specifications and embodying the solid reliability that the U.S. Marines rely upon, the MR1 has no equal among home defense weapons. It 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, 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. The result, a Benelli carbine with features rivaling all other home defense rifles, including Marine, tough reliability and the ability to function in the harshest environmental conditions.
The A.R.G.O. Piston-Driven System
The A.R.G.O. Piston-Driven System is the heart of the Benelliâ€™s R1 and MR1 rifles, featuring simplicity, sturdiness and accuracy, all packaged in an ingenious design.
ComforTech Plus is a complete recoil reduction system superior to any other recoil reduction product on the market. Now available on the Vinci and Super Vinci, ComforTech Plus optimizes the revolutionary ComforTech system by reducing recoil and muzzle climb even more, without adding weight or moving parts.
Specialized and precise instruments developed by Benelli engineers measure and create graphs that illustrate the total recoil of the Super Vinci against its competitors. The other guns have a peak recoil that is 14 and 15-percent greater than the Super Vinciâ€™s. But more significantly, the total felt-recoil of the competitorâ€™s guns is as much as 22-percent more.
The Benelli MR1 comes standard with a five-round magazine. The MR1 can also accept standard M16 magazines.
Aperture sights are military-style, adjustable for windage and elevation in the field, using a cartridge rim. A Picatinny rail allows mounting of both conventional and night-vision sights, while retaining metallic-sight capability.