Seriously … is there anything defined by the word Italian that isn’t going to wonderful? Food, shoes, couches, purses and of course, my favorite … shotguns.
At Media Day at the Range, held Jan. 16 at a range near Boulder City, Nev., some WON Guns (Sara Ahrens, Mia Anstine and I) not only got the opportunity to shoot Franchi’s new line of shotguns, but also received hands-on instruction in busting clays from Joe Coogan, Brand Marketing Manager for Benelli USA and host of the popular television show Benelli on Assignment.
I shot the Instinct L, an over & under shotgun. Franchi’s new slogan is “Franchi Feels Right,” and this one did. The beautiful, light weight (under six pounds) 20-gauge with a Prince-of-Wales style stock cut from Select A-Grade satin walnut features cut-checking on the slim fore-end and one of my favorite little things – a pistol grip. The gun is gorgeous and swings in balance with a woman’s body easily. And, forget about wearing a shooting vest. I shot at least 20 rounds through that gun and my right shoulder feels like my left shoulder – pain free!
I love over & under shotguns – because of the ability to manipulate the load and eject the shells. The smell of the powder, but most of all, the tradition attached to using this tool. I think women will love Franchi’s Instinct L. Instinctively.
Please visit the Franchi website to see more about this fine, fine gun. MSRP: $1149.