Franchi has introduced a new short-stock semi-automatic model to its Affinity line, called the Affinity Compact. The Affinity Compact is designed especially for young and smaller-statured shooters, and the gun actually grows with kids as they grow.
The key feature of the Compact is its adjustable buttstock, which starts with a 12 3/8-inch length-of-pull (LOP), to which spacers can be added in ¼-inch increments, increasing the LOP to 13 3/8-inches. As a young shooter grows, so grows the gun. When the time is appropriate, a full-size buttstock can be fitted to the Affinity Compact. A shim kit comes standard, allowing for adjustment of drop and cast.
The Compact features a 24-inch barrel, slim fore end, and is light-weight for shots requiring a quick swing. Its refined, well-balanced design and Inertia-driven system give the Affinity Compact a level of responsiveness that few shotguns can match. Available in 20-gauge only, the Compact receiver is made of a lightweight, durable aluminum alloy that’s strengthened with steel inserts that ensure a solid steel-to-steel lock-up.
The Affinity Compact gives parents looking to outfit a new shooter an affordable autoloader that is suitable for everything from hunting upland small game to busting clays at the range.
Barrel Length: 24”
Chokes: IC, M
Sights: Red fiber optic bar
Finish: Black synthetic, Realtree APG
Stock Material: Synthetic
Average Weight: 5.5 lbs.
Overall Length: 43.375” and 44.375”
Length of Pull: 12 3/8” to 13 3/8”
Drop at heel: Adjustable from 2” to 2.5” in 4 increments
Drop at Comb: 1.5” (Adjustable with shim kit)
MSRP: $899 (black synthetic); $999 (Realtree APG)
For more information, visit www.franchiusa.com.