Friday, September 21, 2012

Firearms Friday - New Franchi Shotgun Now Available

The weekend is upon us, so let's start it off with something fun - like another Firearms Friday. Below is an announcement I received via e-mail the other day about a new shotgun that recently hit the market - the Franchi Affinity Compact Semi-Automatic Shotgun. This one might be worth a look, especially for a young shooter.

Franchi's New Affinity Compact Semi-Automatic Shotgun

ACCOKEEK, MD (September 19, 2012) –– Franchi proudly introduces a new short-stock semi-automatic model called, the Affinity Compact.  Integrating form and function, the Affinity Compact is the perfect gun for both young and small-statured shooters. It’s a sleek, perfectly balanced, semi-automatic shotgun that’s driven by the ultra-reliable Inertia® system.

The key feature of the Compact is its adjustable buttstock, which starts with a 12⅜-inch length-of-pull (LOP), and to which spacers can be added in ¼-inch increments, increasing the LOP to 13⅜-inches. As a young shooter grows, so grows the gun. When the time is appropriate, a full-size buttstock can be fitted to the Affinity Compact. A shim kit comes standard with the Compact, allowing for adjustment of drop and cast.

The Compact features a 24-inch barrel, slim fore end, and is light-weight for shots requiring a quick swing. Its refined design allows a responsiveness that few shotguns can claim.  Available in 20-gauge only, the Compact receiver is made of a lightweight, durable aluminum alloy that’s strengthened with steel inserts that ensure a solid steel-to-steel lock-up.  

An innovative light, fast and reliable self-loading shotgun, the Affinity Compact is right at home in every type of shooting situation, whether it’s hunting birds or busting clay targets. Shooters now have an Inertia® Driven, short-stock shotgun at an attractive price. Picking up the distinctive Compact gives new meaning to “feels right.”

SPECIFICATIONS: Gauge: 20-Gauge  Barrel Length: 24”  Chokes: IC, M 
Sights: Red fiber optic bar  Finish:  Black synthetic, Realtree® APG™ 
Stock Material: Synthetic  Average Weight: 5.5 lbs.  Overall Length: 43.375” and 44.375” 
Length of Pull: 12⅜” to 13⅜”  Drop at heel: Adjustable from 2” to 2.5” in 4 increments 
Drop at Comb: 1.5” (Adjustable with shim kit)  MSRP: $899 - $999

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