Franchi (Benelli) 20 gauge Affinity. It's a month old and I have about 800 rounds through it without one hiccup or any cleaning. Inertia driven action and so damn easy to carry and shoot. Only thing I added was an LM extended clay target choke tube. I call it the Glock 19 of auto-loading shotguns...
Have you found that loading shells into the magazine is easier than originally thought?
November 12, 2012, 07:47 PM
As long as you're happy, but it ain't gonna replace mine.
November 12, 2012, 08:26 PM
loading shells into the mag is no different than any other autoloader. Not a problem...
November 12, 2012, 08:31 PM
Virginian, until you have one of each, how can you say that. I have both, and I can say the 1100 is a great gun, but doesn't compare with a Benelli/Franchi inertia gun. Like comparing a vintage Ford Falcon to an M Series BMW. Sorry...
November 12, 2012, 08:32 PM
Did you have any issues adjusting to it being a ~5.5lb gun from the 7 lb Remington? I tried it with a 20ga Franchi 48 and it was just too light for me. I had a heck of a time keeping it moving and shot it for crap. It was really nice to carry, but I ended up going back to my LT20.
November 13, 2012, 06:54 AM
I shot one. And I can still say I haven't met an inertia or long recoil gun I liked. I used to say that about O/Us, but a little Beretta 28 gauge changed my mind a tiny bit on that one.
November 13, 2012, 12:22 PM
I use a Stoeger 2000 Defense that's tricked out for 3 gun. It really kicks the snot out of me, even with targets loads. I'm thinking its time to get into a gas operated gun.
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