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Franchi Instinct SL | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews



A gun built for a speedy swinging, the Franchi Instinct SL is comfortable to the shooter's shoulder! Find out in this post if this is the shotgun for you.

Franchi Instinct SL: The Quick-Swinging Shotgun

Franchi Instinct SL is equipped with aluminum alloy receiver that has auto ejectors. This beauty includes interchangeable chokes plus a custom-fitted hard case, tang-mounted automatic safety with built-in barrel selector, and Prince of Wales AA-grade satin walnut stock. Built for both balance and speed, its trigger is gold-plated that make its look even more attractive. The shooter can have a perfect grasp of it from its slim pistol grip and forend.


Gun Info

Gun Info | Franchi Instinct SL | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews

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This beauty includes an interchangeable cylinder, modified, and a hard case to protect it when being transported. Its receiver is made up of a lightweight alloy that makes it weigh even lighter to allow the shooter have a quicker swing. It's a modern classic that's comfortable to use.


Gun Specs

The Franchi Instinct SL has barrel selector, auto ejectors and auto safety. This beauty can be found in several finishes like polished blue barrels, AA-grade satin walnut, and aluminum alloy receiver.

  • Gauge: 12″
  • Length of Barrel: 28″
  • Chamber Length: 2 3/4″ and 3″
  • Overall Length: 44.25″
  • Average Weight: 5.7 lbs.
  • Chokes: Modified, IC, F, and wrench
  • Sights: Red fiber optic front bead
  • Length of pull: 14.25″


Ease of Use and Performance

Ease of Use and Performance | Franchi Instinct SL | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews

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Franchi Instinct SL's red fiber-optic front sight allows the shooter to have a quick and accurate target acquisition. Its lightweight feature makes everything comfortable in using this beauty. It can take on anything from quails to ducks and might probably be one of the best hunting shotguns there is.


Pros and Cons


  • Comfortable to the shoulders
  • Quick swinging
  • Attractive


  • strong recoil


Overall Verdict and Price

Overall Verdict and Price | Franchi Instinct SL | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews

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Its weight is not the only thing light about this gun but also its price. The Franchi Instinct SL costs around $1,400. Its affordable price makes it an even more wonderful gun.


Learn how to clean your Franchi Instinct SL by watching this video:

Super lightweight and comfortable to your shoulders, I'm sure you'll enjoy shooting with the Franchi Instinct SL. This beauty is recommended for snap shooters and those who are into upland bird hunting.

Do you own a Franchi Instinct SL? What features do you like best about this shotgun? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Are you looking for a sporting rifle instead? Check out this post about the Cimarron 1885 High Wall!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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