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Question by TAM9492. Uploaded on September 05, 2011
The Franchi 1-12 shotgun with the TSA recoil pad has up to 44-percent less recoil than the competition. These are great for waterfowl.
That's the exact model I am looking at. It will be a waterfowl gun. I can get one factory new for $469 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. Heck of a deal, I'd say!
Years ago, I borrowed a friend's Franchi 20 gauge O/U for a round of skeet, and I easily outshot my own 12 gauge. I offered to buy it from him, but it wasn't for sale. He did agree that if he ever sold it, he'd offer it to me first...and I am still waiting for him to sell me that shotgun!
Haha, I guess they must be good if they're worth waiting for.
Just in case anyone was wondering, TSA is Twin Shock Absorber™
Baby of Benelli, right? Made in Italy?
Luigi Franchi's shotguns have gone through a few transitions over the years. We could say the same for Winchester Repeating Arms and others. Franchi was a family business but was acquired by another corporate entity in 1897, which in turn relinquished the firm to Beretta, which I believe is the corporate parent of Benelli. Life has gotten complicated with the "new economics" of corporate takeovers and mergers.
Quite a history, but is it still made in Italy?
Yes it is made by Italy
Wouldn't say baby of Benelli, Franchi has been around a lot longer than those folks and make a better product, but then, who doesn't.
I just read some old reviews on the I-12 and a lot of people weren't impressed. Others were super impressed.
If you use it right and take care of it, any gun is a good gun.
My dad has one and he loves it.
Just placed the order for an I-12 today. Can't wait to try it out!
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