A world-class shotgun that doesn’t disappoint, the FN SLP is one of the best shotguns out there. Packed with superb features and versatility, you can use this beauty for commercial, military, or law enforcement.
FN SLP: The Reliable Gas-Operated Shotgun
With its toughness, the FN SLP could be an heirloom shotgun as it can stand for about 30 years, even with daily abuse. This beauty has been around for several years now and is quite popular for 3-gun, law enforcement, and home defense. After shooting the FN SLP on the range for a day, I’m convinced this shotgun is a must-have. Learn more about this gas-operated shotgun as you scroll on.
The FN SLP was introduced back in 2008 and since then, this beauty has been known for its excellent performance. On 2009, the American Rifleman magazine recognized the FN SLP as the Shotgun of the Year. Simple, accurate, and reliable, the FN SLP will never disappoint you with its solid performance.
- Gauge: 12-ga
- Chamber: 3”
- Capacity: 6+1
- Operation: Gas-operated
- Action: Semi-automatic
- Barrel length: 18′
- Overall length: 38.75”
- Weight: 7.7 lbs
- Sight: High profile or Adjustable rear
- Choke tube system: Standard invector
- Length of pull: 14”
- Drop at comb: 1.375”
Ease of Use and Performance
Shooters with small body build will appreciate the FN SLP as it has a light recoil. This beauty shoulders quite well and points very naturally. Its high profile ghost ring rear makes it easy for the shooter to acquire the target.
The FN SLP swings very nicely. This beauty also transitions smoothly, allowing the shooter to easily move to the next target.
Pros and Cons
- Light recoil
- Shoulders well
- Points naturally
- Swings nicely
- Transitions smoothly
- Easy to assemble and disassemble
- A little slow in reloading
- Limited tube capacity
Overall Verdict and Price
The FN SLP is priced at around $1300 to $1400. Despite the reloading issue I encountered upon shooting this beauty, I will still recommend this autoloader especially for 3-gun shooting.
Take a closer look at the FN SLP by watching this video:
After shooting the FN SLP on the range for a day, I fell in love with how reliable this shotgun is. If you want a lightweight, semi-automatic shotgun that could meet your expectations, I’d recommend buying this tough and heavy-duty gun. Every penny is worth this beauty.
Do you own an FN SLP? What do you like most about this autoloader? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.