Wanna get your kid started in skeet or trap? Are you a petit femme or — like me — shorter than the average bear? Then you’ll probably want to take a look at Franchi’s latest. It’s a compact, soft-shooting 20 gauge auto-loader with plenty of butt stock spacers to get just the right length of pull. I shot Franchi’s full-size 20 bore at SHOT and it was mighty easy on the shoulder. Press release after the jump . . .
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