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Any Benelli experts out there?

Post by Mike38 on 4/2/2017, 1:09 pm

I recently purchased a used Benelli MP95E Atlanta. As received the trigger weight was right at 2.75 pounds. Being the goof ball that I am, I decided to get it closer to 2 pounds. Not good. Out of 50 rounds I had a couple of doubles, and many times the trigger didn't stay cocked. It appeared that the hammer was following the slide forward, or maybe there isn't enough sear engagement? A guy on Rimfire Central set me info on what the two screws do for trigger adjustments, but not sure I understand it completely. So I turned the trigger back up to 2.75 pounds. Shot 100 rounds this morning. No more doubling, so cured that, but had two times were the hammer followed the slide forward. Now I have the trigger set at 3 pounds, which I'm not happy about. I also tend to be very liberal with Tetra Gun Grease on the sear/hammer notch. It is now dry. Am I on the right track here? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. First outdoor match of 2017 is in 7 days, sure would like to be able to use this Benelli because I am shooting well with it, but I guess I can fall back on my trusty old High Standard.

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Post by rich.tullo on 4/3/2017, 12:12 pm

I would blow out the trigger group with compressed air see if that works? You should not over lube triggers as they plated in some cases and in other cases more than a drop of lube will increase creep not diminish it. 

Going back many years I seem to recall the 95 being sensitive to over travel too, back it down until the trigger does not work then back it off 1 to 2 turns. 

I would also stay away from HV ammo in that gun not only can it cause problems it can ruin the mags too. 

Another thing about the Benelli is you can bump fire them so make sure your grip is solid because there is an odd chance that its not the gun at all. 

Lastly, call Greg Derr at Derr Precision, he may know something about them.
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Post by Mike38 on 4/3/2017, 3:31 pm

Thanks for the reply. I have returned the trigger adjustments screws to their original settings. One tiny drop of oil on the hammer notch brought the trigger pull weight from 3 pounds dry to 2.75 which is the way it was as received. Must be a reason it was at 2.75? Will clean the trigger group well, and double check the over travel. If this doesn't do the trick, I guess I'll have to start making phone calls. Really want to use this Benelli. When it works, it gave me a jump of 20 points in a NMC, so it's promising.

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Post by rich.tullo on 4/3/2017, 4:31 pm

They are accurate. Worst case scenario is you need a new trigger group which is expensive. No oil, blow it dry the trigger is Ti plated. 

I would also take a look at the firing pin could be damaged.
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Post by Jon Math on 4/3/2017, 4:32 pm

I just upgraded the trigger group on my 95 to the 90 unit.  Made a nice improvement for me as I have big palms but short fingers so I was able to put the blade/shoe where I needed it to be.
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Post by Mike38 on 4/4/2017, 6:57 pm

rich.tullo wrote:They are accurate. Worst case scenario is you need a new trigger group which is expensive. No oil, blow it dry the trigger is Ti plated. 

I would also take a look at the firing pin could be damaged.


Sear / hammer is now dry. I was told the same on another forum. The Tetra Gun Grease that I put on it was more than likely most of my problem. The pistol came with an extra firing pin and they measure and visually are identical. Thanks.

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Post by rich.tullo on 4/4/2017, 8:18 pm

GTG glad I could help
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Post by Chris Miceli on 4/4/2017, 8:21 pm

rich.tullo wrote:GTG glad I could help
you're my hero
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Post by Mike38 on 4/8/2017, 1:37 pm

My Benelli is working great now. No mishaps of any kind. Shot 100 rounds this morning, scores would be 87 to 92 which is good for me. Trigger pull is at 2.5 pounds, and I'm getting used to the two stage. Now if I can just do that tomorrow at the first outdoor of 2017 I'll be happy. Thanks to all that helped.

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