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From Blaser Group out of San Antonio, importers of Blaser, Mauser, J.P. Sauer and Sohn, English gunmaker John Rigby & Co., plus Minox optics and Liemke Thermal Optics:

San Antonio, Texas (March 15, 2022) – J.P. Sauer and Sohn, Germany’s oldest manufacturer of hunting firearms, is pleased to introduce new high-performance SL5 Turkey shotguns.  Featuring a durable Inertia-Driven System requiring fewer parts and minimal cleaning, the smooth-cycling, accurate, and reliable SL5 is available in three camo patterns – Mossy Oak Obsession, Mossy Oak Bottomland, and Mossy Oak New Bottomland.

Designed for hardcore turkey hunters, these semi-auto 12-gauge shotguns accommodate 2 ¾ and 3-inch shells and feature an 18.5-inch deep-drilled, chrome-lined barrel with stepped rib for precise alignment. All SL5 Turkey models feature a black anodized receiver with oversized extended bolt handle and release button, removable picatinny rail, and durable camo composite pistol-grip stock with Cervellati recoil pad and sling attachments. The red single-bead LPA front fiber-optic sight facilitates fast and accurate target acquisition.

“We are excited to partner with Mossy Oak to introduce these new high-performance, camo pattern turkey guns in our SL5 series,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group. “There is strong demand, and we designed these new shotguns to deliver desired features and consistent reliability at a very competitive price point.”

Made in Italy and backed by a 10-year factory warranty, the SL5 Turkey shotguns weigh 7 pounds, have a 3+1 capacity, and come standard with three chokes – a flush Cylinder, an extended CRIO Plus Modified choke, and a Carlson extended Turkey choke.

MSRP: $1,199.99

About Blaser Group

The Blaser Group is the official U.S. importer for iconic German firearms brands Blaser, Mauser and J.P. Sauer; English gunmaker John Rigby & Co.; Minox optics and Liemke Thermal Optics. Established in 2006, the company which is based in San Antonio, Texas works with distributors, wholesalers, and over 200 authorized Blaser Group dealers across all North American states, with this figure continually growing. Today the Blaser Group’s industry-leading product portfolio includes bolt-action, combination rifles and over-and-under shotguns designed specifically for game hunters and competitive target shooters. Its custom shop offers exclusive engravings, design work and custom finishing for bespoke guns. With recent innovations, Blaser Group has gone on to expand its product portfolio into cutting-edge optics and accessory lines. For more information about the company and product lines, visit:

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  1. That’s a good looking turkey gun. Reminds me of a a Benelli. I like the camo on the furniture and the steel left subdued. Just me. The turkeys don’t care. Couldn’t tell a bit of difference when I switched to a camo shotgun. Just kept on killing them. I was more fashionable around camp though.

    • It’s made in Italy and its inertia driven. It may not be a benelli, but it may be its first cousin.

      I like my Benelli. Mine came in camo. I replaced my all black mossy 500 with this for hunting. I cannot testify that the camo pattern does any real good for the hunting.

      But it probably don’t hurt any.

      • It appears that the shotgun is manufactured by Breda in Italy ( Check out the shape of the Blaser’s receiver, trigger guard, barrel rib, and other distinguishing features compared to the Breda B12i Competition / Tactical. Breda’s got a great reputation, so it will be interesting to see if either Breda USA or Blaser Group bring over more variants.

    • I thought that too at first (wondered why the headline said “Turkey” instead of “Turkish”; figured it might be an ESL thing), but the press release says “Made in Italy”.

    • Pb, a shotgun that is capable of killing a turkey may be built in Turkey, but it doesn’t have to be.I dare say none of my turkey guns ever will be. Italian shotguns? Yeah, I killed a few birds of all kinds with those. They’re okay.

  2. Nope, uhhh uh. A turkey gunm ain’t got no tactical pistol grip. Brush hangers.
    A single shot H&R 12 gauge full choke, erk erk erk , poppoppop, *kapow*.
    I got me a survival mirror soe’s I can sees how cool I look in me camiflage outfit when I git lost

  3. It’s a Modified Benelli M4 which has the same Inertia-Driven system. It looks like Benelli licensed the technology to them.

  4. RE: “feature a black anodized receiver”

    Black anodized means the receiver is Aluminum without saying the receiver is Aluminum. Nonetheless it sounds like a nice one for field turkeys and home invading turkeys.

  5. MSRP: $1,199.99

    No thanks. I bought two shotguns from gun broker for a lot less than this. I get people spend on what they like/want. The Tikka I bought last summer and the scope I want will be north of the cost of this Turkey gun.

  6. Or you could buy a Maverick 88, which is very reliable and have $900.00 left over. Just saying the turkey will be just as dead. But I digress, this coming from a guy who obsesses over a Sig P210.

    • I hunted, successfully, for years with a mossy 500. Did everything I needed in a hunting gun.

      But then I decided to treat myself to a Benelli. I was not wrong.

  7. Hardcore turkeys hunters aren’t using guns with 3” chambers rather than 3.5” chambers? Maybe with the new TSS shells, maybe 3.5” is falling out of favor?


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