Franchi Introduces New Line of Over & Under Shotguns – Instinct SL

Franchi Instinct SL Over & Under Shotguns
Franchi Instinct SL Over & Under Shotguns

ACCOKEEK, MD –-( A new line of light, fast and reliable over & under shotguns initiates a new beginning for Franchi’s family of fine firearms.

Franchi’s brand new Instinct SL, available in 12- and 20-gauge, is a classic over & under shotgun that combines the best of Italian tradition and craftsmanship with the most innovative technology to create shotguns that feel right.

The Instinct SL weighs in at 5.7 pounds for the 12-gauge and just over 5 pounds for the 20-gauge.

The Instinct SL not only incorporates the creative artistry for which Franchi’s master craftsmen are known, but also blends the right style and performance to provide exceptional shooting comfort, reliability and pride of ownership. The Instinct SL is an attractive shotgun that’s the right choice for range or field.

The distinctive receiver is a combination of polished and brushed silver alloy that features minimal engraving to keep the lines clean and the look elegant. The automatic safety, incorporating a barrel selector, is tang-mounted for convenient and quick access. Whether it’s breaking clays at your local range or downing a speeding grouse whistling through bare branches in the late fall, the Instinct SL is the right gun in your hands.

The stock is cut from fine select AA-grade satin walnut in the pleasing Prince-of-Wales style. It features cut checkering and sports a lustrous oil-finish that complements the wood’s beautiful grain. Each Instinct SL comes packed in its own protective custom-fitted, hard-shell gun case.

Franchi is the brand exclusively dedicated to building exceptional shotguns with the precise weight, balance, fit and feel. The Instinct SL has the right fit and finish to make this modern classic feel right, and Franchi is so confident in the new Instinct over & unders that they back each Instinct SL with an industry-leading 7-Year Warranty.

“When a quail covey flushes and a double puff of feathers signals a pair of Gentleman Bobs tumbling to the ground, your Franchi SL feels right in the best possible way,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA’s VP Marketing & Communications. “With an extreme lightness of weight and intuitive design, nothing points faster on a speeding bird.”


  • Gauge: 12- & 20-Gauge
  • Barrel Length: 26” & 28”
  • Chokes: IC, M, F
  • Sights: Vent Rib with Red Fiber Optic Front Bead
  • Finish: Aluminum Alloy Receiver & Blued Barrels
  • Stock Material: AA-Grade satin walnut Average
  • Weight: 12-gauge, 5.7 lbs., 20-gauge, 5.4 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 42.25” and 44.25”
  • Length of Pull: 14.25”
  • Drop at heel: 2”
  • Drop at Comb: 1.5”
  • MSRP: $1349

About Franchi:

In 1868, Franchi began manufacturing firearms in Brescia, Italy. Thus began our well-established tradition of craftsmanship. Franchi’s role in the gunmaking industry has always been major. We are a leader in modern firearm manufacturing techniques. Franchi has perfected the art of building double-barrel and auto-loader shotguns, and we have earned a reputation for enduring quality.