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The M1014 is a 12G shotgun featured in both ArmA 2 and ArmA Tactics.

ArmA 2

« The M1014, also known as the Benelli M4 Super 90, is manufactured by Benelli Armi S.P.A. in Italy. It is a 12 gauge semi-automatic combat shotgun designed for US Armed Service. The M1014 fires 2.75 or 3 inch shells with about 50 m effective range.
Armoury Description

M1014 12G
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Shotgun
Calibre 12 Gauge
Dispersion 0.003 rad
Variants None
Arma 2 logo.png
The M1014 12 Gauge shotgun.

The M1014 is used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2.


The M1014 is a semi-automatic combat shotgun that is chambered to fire 12 Gauge shotgun shells.

It can load either 8-round pellet or slug shell magazines, has a maximum fire rate of up to 120 rounds per minute, and a muzzle velocity of 396 m/s. The M1014 lacks the ability to mount any accessories or muzzle attachments.

The M1014 works best in close quarters.

The M1014 is a high-powered combat shotgun used by the U.S. military. It has an effective range of between 40 and up to 250 metres, though it's best employed for close quarters combat situations only.

Both the M1014 and its Russian counterpart are roughly comparable to one another. Their recoil, ammunition capacity and dispersion are almost identical. The main difference with the M1014 is that its fire rate is far lower in comparison to the Saiga 12K.

The M1014's sole saving grace are its ghost ring sights, which are more ergonomic to aim with compared to the cumbersome ironsights found on the Saiga 12K.


Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
Pellet 6 -0.005 396
Slug 9 -0.005 396

The M1014 can load two types of magazines. Both require one inventory slot to carry:

8Rnd. M1014 Pellets

Scatters pellets in a small arc when fired.

8Rnd. M1014 Slug

Single-target, high damage shot shell.


  • Initially, only slug shell "magazines" were available for the M1014 on ArmA 2's release. This is because proper simulation for pellet-based shotshells were not added until the release of the Private Military Company DLC.
  • Though the M1014's model has a top rail modelled on it, there are no variants with optical sights mounted on them.
    • The in-game model's third person level-of-detail view also seems to lack a charging handle but is clearly visible in first person.
The information below details unused, pre-release or removed content.
  • Unused icon for the ArmA 3 M4 SSAS.

    Along with the Saiga 12K, the M1014 was originally intended to have been in ArmA 3 as well where it would have been called the M4 SSAS (not to be confused with the M4 carbine). It can still be seen in early presentation videos released by Bohemia Interactive during ArmA 3's pre-Alpha phase of development.
    • The M4 SSAS simply used an updated port of the ArmA 2 M1014 model that would have supported optical sights on its top rail thanks to ArmA 3's dynamic attachment system.
    • Though an incomplete reloading animation (animation name: GestureReloadSSAS), sounds, and its icon are still unused, the actual model of the M4 itself no longer remains in the game files.


ArmA Tactics

« The M1014 is the U.S. military designation for the Italian Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-auto shotgun. Highly effective in close quarters combat, it has a faster rate of fire than the Remington 870.
Armoury Description

M1014 12G
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png Operators
Type Shotgun
Calibre 12 Gauge
The M1014 12 Gauge shotgun.

The M1014 is used exclusively by the Operators in ArmA Tactics.


The M1014 can be unlocked at the Armoury for 800 credits.

A powerful weapon in close quarters, the M1014 is capable of one-shotting enemies regardless of whether they score a critical strike. The user can swiftly take out two enemies in a single turn without the need to reload or rely on another Operator to finish off the targets for them.

However, it should be noted that the M1014 has one major drawback to its use: range. Unlike the M4A1 or even the M249, both hit probability and damage drop off sharply against targets that are just a few metres away from the Operator. Ironically, it is the inverse of the M110 (the latter being terrible at close ranges); it is possible to waste all four shots on a single target and barely reduce them to half health.

To make matters worse, the M1014 is the sole primary weapon which can't be upgraded. With no method of increasing its magazine capacity, the ability to mount a suppressor or accessory to boost its range, the M1014 is redundant for missions where firefights occur over long distances.

Luckily, the M1014's main upside stems from the fact that it doesn't require skill points invested into shotguns to be powerful. As such, any member of the team can be chosen as a candidate for the M1014 immediately upon purchase - as long as the mission takes place exclusively in close quarters. If the mission does not have close range encounters, it is always better to exchange the M1014 for the M249.


The M1014 cannot be upgraded.


  • Tactics-achievement-upcloseandpersonal.png
    Up Close and Personal
    • Score 25 or more kills on enemies while armed with the M1014. Kills from any of the four operators count towards getting the achievement, but they must be the one that strikes the killing blow.


  • Contrary to its depiction in Tactics, the M1014 (and most shotguns in general) are not as short-ranged or as inaccurate as they are shown in-game.
    • M1014s in reality can comfortably be used to engage targets at distances in excess of 50 metres. Tactics' M1014 on the other hand, has its buckshot pellets hilariously losing their energy against targets standing just 10 metres away.
    • Given the M1014's lack of upgrades (and the M110's deliberately imposed damage penalty in close quarters), this was most likely done for gameplay balancing purposes.


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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machineguns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-usmc.png USMC - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203)
Assault rifles M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm (M40A3)
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136SMAW
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-usarmy.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns PDW 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
Assault rifles SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles M14 7.62 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136MAAWS
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead
Weapons of ArmA Tactics
Shotguns M1014
Assault rifles M4A1 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M110 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm