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Posted: 3/8/2006 8:00:53 AM EDT


Anyone familiar with this?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:02:14 AM EDT
Hardshell had one. He posted his impressions a while back. IIRC, he found it high in "cool" factor, but not a great gun.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:03:59 AM EDT
I had a SPAS 12 top folder. Got rid of it as soon as I shot a Benelli M1S90.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:07:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
I had a SPAS 12 top folder. Got rid of it as soon as I shot a Benelli M1S90.



Is the Franchi that bad or the Benelli that good?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:16:11 AM EDT
I had a SPAS 12 .... yeah, it's "COOL" but kinda useless otherwise. It functioned well and was accurate. But it was very heavy and why the hell ya need a pump AND auto built into one?

I liked my "LAW 12" better ..... the auto version. I sill have the full choke tupe laying around somewhere for it ...
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:17:03 AM EDT
Benelli is that good.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:18:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By skid2964:
. But it was very heavy and why the hell ya need a pump AND auto built into one?




IIRC (at least for the Benelli M3) Benelli did that because low powered rounds (non-lethal types) wouldn't always cycle the semi autos. So the pump was for when a cop wanted to use special purpose rounds.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:26:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 8:26:40 AM EDT by Yojimbo]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
I had a SPAS 12 top folder. Got rid of it as soon as I shot a Benelli M1S90.



I had one too and sold it to get a Benelli M3.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:37:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:49:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ClayP:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
I had a SPAS 12 top folder. Got rid of it as soon as I shot a Benelli M1S90.



Is the Franchi that bad or the Benelli that good?



The Franchi wasn't necessarily "bad" (seemed rather advanced when purchased around 1981) but it was a bit bulky and ungainly. Hardly comfortable.

The Benelli was of course, a dream.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:52:50 AM EDT
The only thing it has going for it is the KOOL factor. There are a lot of better guns other there that will do the same thing. As pointed out the Benelli will shoot rings around the Franchi but it looks like a normal shotgun so it doesnt have that hollywood cool look to it.
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