Toros Copolla T4

A look at the Toros Copolla T4 shotgun and parts interchangeability with the Benelli M4.

by RK Campbell

The Toros Copolla T4 shotgun is a recent introduction from a Turkish maker. The shotgun isn’t a new design, only a recently introduced shotgun. Turkish makers have extensive experience in manufacturing shotguns. Over the years they have developed a strong working relationship with Beretta and Benelli, both respected and well established Italian manufacturers. The Stoeger line of shotguns and handguns is another example of firearms manufactured in Turkey. Turkish makers have jumped into the marketplace in a big way.

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The Toros Copolla T4 is a straight up clone of the Benelli M4. The Benelli shotgun is a good example of “Big R and Little M” as it excels at reliability and demands little maintenance. The T4 is a direct copy of the M4, down to the fact that all parts are interchangeable according to the importer. We would find out after making a side by side comparison. The T4 is manufactured by Sarsilmaz Silah Saniyah and seems well made of good material. The fit is good and the finish may not quite equal the Benelli but then the Toros T4 carries a price tag closer to $800 rather than the Benelli’s $1,800.

The Benelli M4 is often regarded as among the most reliable shotguns of all time. Superbly well made and reliable, the M4 was developed to meet U.S. military demands. The original Benelli shotguns used a reliable inertia drive. The shotgun the Army and Marines wanted had to be gas operated as the inertia drive proved less reliable when optics and accessories were added. Benelli’s patented Auto-Regulating Gas-Operated (ARGO) system is clean and reliable, making the M4 among the most reliable shotguns ever designed.

The Toros Copolla T4 tested was

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