Franchi Affinity Shotgun
Not so Fun Affinity
I have owned an Affinity for 2 years now and the following is my experience:
First of all, let me say that the gun does have all the qualities as opined by the 5 star reviewers. I wish I could belong to that same group, but mine has been a bit of a lemon.. My gun is now at the company for the second time for repair. Ergo, I am thankful for the 7-year warranty that comes with the purchase, but it is, understandably,downright frustrating to own a nice autoloader that will not fire on ocassion (usually in cold weather conditions). Despite the problem, I would still recommend this auto loader as an all-around use shotgun; it is a good bargain, fits well, light weight, and handles a variety of loads without failure to eject.
January 15, 2015
Great feel and shoulders well. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a fast shooting light weight 12 gauge.
September 14, 2014
All I can say is *WOW*... I've had mine for a year now, and I have fired at least 4,500 rounds through it without a single hiccup. This gun eats anything you can put in it. My Affinity patterns very well, and aftermarket chokes are easy to come by because of it being threaded for the old Beretta/Benelli Mobil chokes. It is exceptionally light for an autoloader, mine clocks in at just a mere fraction over 6.8lbs (28" barrel 12 gauge) and it is perfectly balanced. The shim kit that comes with the gun allowed me to adjust the gun stock to fit perfectly for my dimensions. The higher rib with red fiber optic sight lets you get on target fast, and the recoil is quite manageable because of the very cushy butt pad. The internals have a very good fit and great chrome finish. This is a very high quality shotgun, even the plastic bits feel great and you can get a really good grip with the checkering... Which is almost unheard of with guns in this price range. Everything about the Franchi Affinity looks, feels, and performs like a gun that'd cost twice as much. Also, Franchi has a great 7 year warranty as well, in case something does happen it... All in all I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I highly recommend the Franchi Affinity to anyone. You're getting Benelli performance without a Benelli price tag.
November 2, 2014