For a semi-automatic shotgun, the Franchi Affinity has an excellent balance. You will definitely “feel right” once you bring this beauty out in the field!
Franchi Affinity: The Excellently Balanced Shotgun
The Franchi Affinity is a lot like the Benelli M2 when it comes to the control layout. Benelli fans just like me can easily adapt to using this beauty. I had the opportunity to shoot the Franchi Affinity once in the field and it really was a very satisfying experience. Read through this post to learn more about this semi-automatic shotgun.
Just like the Franchi Intensity, this semi-automatic shotgun is powered by the Inertia Driven system. The Franchi Affinity is such a versatile shotgun which can be used for waterfowling, upland bird hunting, small to large game hunting, duck hunting, or trap shooting. Franchi is a company known for manufacturing high quality shotguns and the Affinity is surely not an exception.
- Gauge: 12-ga or 20-ga
- Barrel Length: 26″ or 28″
- Stock: Black Synthetic, Realtree Max-5, Mossy Oak Bottomland, or A-Grade Satin Walnut
- Overall Length: 47.25″ or 49.25″
- Average Weight: 6.4 to 6.8 lbs (12-ga); 5.6 to 5.9 (20-ga)
- Capacity: 4+1
- Length of Pull: 14.25″
- Chokes: IC, M, or F
- Front Sight: Fiber optic red-bar
Ease of Use and Performance
The Franchi Affinity has a slim fore-end, making the shooter easily point and swing this semi-automatic shotgun. It has a textured pistol grip for easier and firmer hold even though you hunt in the moisture of a hunting blind. This beauty has a rounded recoil pad keeping the gun from getting caught on your shooting vest. Its fiber optic red-bar front sight is perfectly placed in line with the shooter’s eye.
Pros and Cons
- Shoots excellently
- Swings easily
- Feels right to your shoulder
- Easy to clean
- Slim frame
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- Quite stiff trigger pull at first few uses
Overall Verdict and Price
The Franchi Affinity is basically the replacement of the Franchi I-12. For a selling price of $850 to $950, this beauty is practically a steal! It’s like using a Benelli M2 for a much affordable value and you’d definitely wouldn’t regret getting one.
Learn how to disassemble and clean your Franchi Affinity by watching this video:
When I had the opportunity to shoot the Franchi Affinity, I immediately decided to get one for myself. This beauty is a versatile and reliable semi-automatic shotgun perfect for your shooting needs. You should try this one out in the field and you’d know what I’m talking about!
Do you own a Franchi Affinity? What do you like best about this shotgun? Share your experiences with this gun in the comments section below!
If you want to know more about guns, check out this post about the Franchi Instinct SL!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.