Franchi Instinct L Shotgun Review: My Experience with the 2012 Model

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    That sounds like a great choice! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with it. Have you had a chance to take it out for a spin yet? If so, what did you think? SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • PinBall's avatar

    The only problem with them is the automatic safety. Cost people a couple clays this morning

  • Samuel's avatar

    @PinBall luckily for me it is strictly a field gun, and the auto safety is preferred. thanks for the info

  • Christian's avatar

    Never personally shot one but I own franchis and they’re great guns and know people who have loved that one.

  • William's avatar

    It’s a great little shotgun. Is that your first shotgun? If it is you’re spoiling yourself right off the bat great job!

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  • Samuel's avatar

    @William Not my first, but my first real investment. My first gun was a 16 Guage SxS that i bought off my grandpa for $100, that I will still continue to use from time to time.

  • William's avatar

    @Samuel that’s awesome!! What birds are you chasing?

  • Samuel's avatar

    @William Mostly pheasants and huns, but really all upland game. I also like to hunt a few ducks and geese when I get the chance.

  • Samuel's avatar

    @William I forgot to tag you in the comment above.

  • Samuel's avatar

    @Christian Glad to hear that.

  • Mike's avatar

    I got that same gun in a 28 gauge. I love it. I hunt upland only with it and it pulls fast and swings well. I bought mine new and maybe have 1000 rounds through it. Never experienced a problem. I would imagine the 12 will treat you great. Congrats on a beautiful gun.

  • Samuel's avatar

    @Mike I'm glad to hear that you have had a good experience with it. I makes me more confident in my purchase.

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