Benelli M4 Charging Handle Steel
The Rx Arms Benelli M4 Charging Handle is a direct replacement for the the Benelli M4 OEM charging handle. The OEM handle is small, and difficult to handle during high stress situations. So I designed what I believe to be one of the best all around charging handles on the market with the Benelli M4 Titanium Charging Handle. However, the weight reduction using titanium comes at a financial premium. I’ve taken the same design to make a 4140 Hardened Steel version. This version features the same Anti-Spin, Locking Design of the Titanium handle, with the same reliability and longevity that my customers have come to enjoy.
The Rx Arms Benelli M4 Charging Handle Steel version is 17 grams. This is within the margin of weight that we believe will provide a reliable, fail proof charging handle. Some manufactures produce charging handles that are upwards of 28 grams or more. The risk in this heavy of a handle, is failure or breakage, due to the whipping effect of the bolt cycling.
The Outside diameter of the charging handle is 0.55″, and features a “volcano” style knurl to reduce sharpness on skin. The steel version will be finished in Mil Spec Hot Black Oxide Bath.
For installation, rotate the handle while pushing into the bolt, this will make it easier to get the detent to compress. My goal was to save as much weight as possible, so it may be a task to install for some, at the benefit of weight savings. Rx Arms Benelli M4 Parts and Accessories are all made here in Canada. Ships to USA and Canada.
Benelli M4 Charging Handle Steel Version Specs:
- Rx Arms Benelli M4 Charging Handle Steel Version is specifically designed and tested for the Benelli M4 / M1014.
- Rx Arms Benelli M4 Charging Handle is much larger than the factory Benelli M4 Charging Handle, giving the shooter more area and confidence to rack the gun.
- The Volcano Knurl gives superior grip while avoiding too sharp of edges to cut the skin.
- Material: Rx Arms Benelli M4 Steel Charging Handle is made from 4140 Hardened Steel bar stock. It is also re-heat treat and tempered after machining to obtain the correct hardness for interaction with the bolt detent.
- Rx Arms Benelli M4 Charging handle features an Anti Spin, Locking design. Once inserted, it locks into place and resists rotation.
- The finish is Mil Spec Hot Black Oxide. Meets or exceeds Mil-Spec MIL-DTL-13924D for Class 1 black oxide coatings.
- Weight: 17 grams. This is much less weight than other oversize charging handles, to reduce the chance of failure or breakage, by the whip effect of the cycling bolt.
- Lifetime warranty.
- Made in Canada.
USA Residents Information (IMPORTANT):
- USA customer are responsible for any customs tax/duties, however anything under $800 USD is rarely taxed according to the research I have conducted. This is not legal advice, do your own research and due diligence.
- According to the ATF, a Form 6 exemption is granted for “Minor components and parts for Category I(a) and I(b) firearms except barrels, cylinders, receivers (frames) or complete breech mechanisms, when the total value does not exceed $100 wholesale in any single transaction.” . This item is under $100 and according to the information presented, to the best of my knowledge, is exempt. This is not legal advice, please do your own research and due diligence.
- For Customs, this part will be labeled as “Shotgun Accessories” HST Code 9305.20.80 (Found in Chapter 93).
- USA Shipping: This item will be shipped with tracking.
Other International Shipments (IMPORTANT):
- Other International customers are responsible for any customs tax/duties. This is not legal advice, do your own research and due diligence.
- International customers are solely responsible to comply with all of their local laws and regulations. Rx Arms Solutions is not liable for any legal compliance issues that may arise from the purchase of my products.
- For Customs, this part will be labeled as “Shotgun Accessories”:
- New Zealand HST Code: 9305.20.00
- Norway HST Code: 9305.20.00
- Sweden HST Code: 9305.20.00
- International Shipping: Items will be shipped with tracking.
- Once shipped, this item is non refundable, if it gets lost in the mail, it is the customers responsibility and cost. Rx Arms Solutions is not liable for any lost shipments.
Why Upgrade The OEM Benelli M4 Charging Handle?
A question I see a lot online, is why bother upgrading the OEM charging handle at all? While the original design is a classic look, the size can be impractical if using an aftermarket bolt release mod such as my Benelli M4 Bolt Release Tab. Although it can work, typically, with an aftermarket bolt release tab, the OEM charging handle doesn’t have enough clearance to comfortably rack the gun, while avoiding clipping the bolt release with your fingers. The clearance the Rx Arms Benelli M4 Charging Handle provides, greatly improves the confidence with which you can rack the bolt, knowing that your fingers are in the clear.