Red dot sights are known to be cross compatible with almost any types of guns you could think off. That includes the shotgun we are working on with today. The Benelli M4 is a semi-automatic shotgun. While you may have the assumption that shotguns don’t need sight, that’s nowhere near the truth.
Our goal here is to help you find the best optics for Benelli M4, we will go to max lengths to make that possible. Without further ado, let’s start.
Best Benelli M4 Optics – [Editor’sChoice]
1. Trijicon RM06 RMR Type 2 Adjustable LED Sight
Trijicon RMR is one of the most recommended red dot sight by us and plenty of other users online. You will find tons of other people vouching for this sight on their videos and site for years now. The RMR Type 2 improves on OG RMR and makes it an even better deal.
The sight is made out of aluminum. A durable and lightweight material. Perfect for a sight like this. It’s water, shock, and fog proof. That’s why it’s a good pair with a gun like Benelli M4. The sight has one lens that is fully multi-coated. You can see your target clearly.
As this is a reflex sight, you don’t need to worry about aiming form a slight distance. The best part about this sight is the compatibility. If you want, you can keep the sight for a long time. To the point where you could transfer this sight to a new gun.
Where are they made in?
They are made in USA.
What improvement does type 2 have?
It has better battery contact.
Does it have any warranty?
Yes, Trijicon provides warranty.
2. EOTECH 512 Holographic Weapon Sight
It’s been a hot minute since we featured our last holographic sight on TargetChaser. Eotech holographic sights are some of the best the market has to offer. Their sights are incredibly durable and well-made. They are made to last. The 512 is no different.
The sight is made out of aluminum and it’s extremely durable. The sight is extremely durable and made to last in extreme military condition. As it’s weatherproof and shockproof, you can virtually pair this with any gun you can think of and use this in any given weather.
The lens of the sight is fully multi-coated. The reticle of the sight is illuminated and extremely bright. You can pair this with a magnifier and the accuracy of the sight will stay the same. The nose looking thing on the front of the sight is the battery latch. You can change the battery on the fly with an easily removable battery latch.
Does this sight support night vision?
It has 20 manual daylight setting and 10 additional night vision levels.
How do you know if the battery is low?
When you start the sight, the reticle will flash if the battery is low.
Does it have auto shutdown feature?
Yes, it will turn off in 4 or 8 hours depending on what you set on.
3. Vortex Optics Razor Red Dot Sight
Vortex has a large reputation behind their Razor lineup. Under the Razor name, Vortex makes almost everything hunting related. This one is a red dot sight under the same Razor name. Just like its brothers, this sight is also rich with features.
The sight is made out of aluminum. It’s extremely durable, rugged, and light. The sight has a very good anodized finish. It doesn’t have any visible flaws. One thing, this sight is not short. It’s fairly tall with the base plate. Once you mount it on top of a tall mount, you may or may not run into eye level issue.
The lens of the sight is fully multi-coated as well. It’s extremely bright and vibrant. There is no visual error present on the sight either. You will have a blast with this sight on top of your Benelli. It’s made to have fun and fun shall you have.
Is this sight 100% waterproof?
Yes, there is O-ring sealing present to prevent water from going inside.
What battery do you need for it?
It needs a single CR2032 battery.
Where is this made in?
It’s made in Japan.
Does it come with a mount?
Yeah, it comes with a picatinny rail mount.
4. HOLOSUN HS507C X2 Circle Dot Solar Failsafe
This is one of the coolest looking sight you will ever come across. Besides looking cool, Holosun HS507C performs pretty good as well. Holosun has gain much attraction over the years. Well deserved attention even. Their sights are some of the best in the market.
The sight is made out of aluminum. The sight has anodized finish with no visible errors whatsoever. It is completely waterproof & extremely lightweight as well. You won’t notice you have added weight on your weapon. As it’s a reflex sight, you don’t need to aim closely like you do with a riflescope. You can keep your safe distance without parallax.
The lens of the sight is amazing. It’s bright, clear, vivid, and extremely color accurate. Like most other red dot sights, this one is illuminated as well. But this one, it has a twist to it. It does require battery still, but if the battery were to fail, you still could run this sight thanks to the solar failsafe on top of the sight. That’s right, it can run on solar energy as well. How cool is that?
Where is this sight made in?
It’s made in China.
Does this sight come with mounting plate?
It doesn’t have any mounting plate included. But it follows the Trijicon footprint. You can add Trijicon mounting plates to this sight.
Does this have a Lock mode?
Yes, it does.
5. Burris FastFire III Red Dot Sight
Burris Fastfire series has been the heart of talk for years now. The Fastfire series was always easy to recommend and still is. It’s one of the best red dot sight for any guns including pistols and shotguns. FastFire 3 is a feature rich sight with a competitive price tag.
The sight is made out of aluminum. One of the most durable material for sights and scopes. The sight is waterproof and the battery compartment is extremely secured. You don’t need to worry about using this sight on a cold or rainy day. The lens of the sight is fully multi-coated. Giving you a crystal clear view of your target.
As the sight is a reflex sight, it’s parallax free and offers unlimited eye relief. Benelli M4 is a good host for this sight. The gun takes the sight quite well. As the sight is for short range and so is the gun, the combination of them together plays out quite nicely.
Does this come with mount?
It comes with a low-profile picatinny mount.
Where is this made in?
It’s made in the Philippines.
Can you remove the picatinny rail to replace with Fast Fire mounting plate for Glock?
You definitely can.
How to Choose The Best Sight For Benelli M4?
Choosing a sight is a lot similar to choosing a new gadget. You need to check your priorities and cross match them with the sight. This way you will find out the best sight for you quite easily.
While the Benelli M4 can very well take a full fledge scope, you don’t necessarily need to buy a scope. Instead go for a sight that is small in size and light in weight.
As we are pairing these sights with a shot gun, the build quality is really important here. We don’t want the recoil from the gun to break our brand new sight. Make sure to grab a sight that has a durable structure.
For a product this small, warranty is mandatory. You can’t fix a sight by yourself most of the time. You shouldn’t attempt to fix it yourself. Let the company handle it for you.
There are plenty of other sights that will fit on the Benelli, but they didn’t make the cut. We didn’t want to suggest you some sights that we wouldn’t use. All of the sights here are some of the best optics on the market and you will absolutely love them with your M4.
That’s all for today. Hopefully, this post was able to clear your confusion and help you decided on a sight for the Benelli M4. We will be back with more soon. Till then take care.
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