We have Benelli's newest rifle in stock and ready to ship. They're NON-Restricted .223/5.56x45mm chamber rifles that take STANAG-type magazines (so, of course, LAR-15 10-rounders work!) and have 20" 1:9 barrels.
They run on the ARGO gas system that operates the M1014/M4 shotgun, which is definitely considered by most to be the premiere semi-auto combat shotgun in the world at the moment and was adopted by the US military for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Benelli claims this to be the most reliable gas operation system for a long arm.
These have the telescoping stock, which the US models do not -- a definite plus for us They also have a picatinny optic rail on the receiver!
We have a handful of these ready to go out and no word on when more will be available. If you're looking for a NON-Restricted .223 factory-STANAG rifle which is less expensive than an XCR with an amazing pedigree, this is the way to go. Benelli makes a great gun.