The Benelli M3 is a dual-mode shotgun designed and manufactured by Italian firearms manufacturer Benelli Armi SpA, and one of the "Benelli Super 90" series of semi-auto shotguns. The M3 holds a maximum of seven rounds and uses Benelli's proprietary Inertia-driven action system first showcased in the M1. The M3 is notable for allowing the user to choose between semi-automatic or pump-action operation. First introduced in 1989, the Benelli M3 has been employed by over 10 nations around the world, mostly in law enforcement and counter terrorism roles. The airsoft Benelli M3 is made by Tokyo Marui as the Tokyo Marui Airsoft M3 Super 90 Spring Shotgun and the compact Tokyo Marui Airsoft M3 Shorty Spring Shotgun.