Franchi's Catalyst Shotguns

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posted on January 20, 2016

Finding the right shotgun fit means everything, but it's exceptionally difficult if you're sporting a smaller frame than what your scattergun was designed for. The average female shooter is smaller in stature than their male counterparts, companies have been recognizing and adjusting for that in recent years. Franchi is joining in the party in 2016 with the introduction of its Catalyst line of shotguns.

The Catalyst name and design will be introduce in two of Franchi's existing platforms: the Affinity and the Instinct.

The Affinity Catalyst will be the industry's most affordable inertia-driven semi-automatic shotgun made specifically for women. The 12-gauge shotgun's 3-inch chamber allows for reliable cycling of 2 3/4-inch field loads all the way up to heavy, 3-inch magnum loads for waterfowl and turkey.

Franchi's Instinct Catalyst, meanwhile, is set to provide female shooters with an over/under. Like its sister model, the Instinct Catalyst is designed to align instinctively to a woman's body. It features a A-Grade satin walnut stock, automatic ejectors and all-steel construction.

Franchi Affinity Catalyst

• Gauge: 12
Action: Semi-auto
Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch
Barrel Length: 28 inches
Stock: A-Grade satin walnut
Color: Black anodized receiver, blued barrel
Overall Length: 48.5 inches
Weight: 6.6 pounds. Capacity: 4+1
Chokes: IC, M and F (wrench included)
Sights: Fiber-optic red-bar front sight
Length of Pull: 13-7/8 inches
Drop at Heel: 1-1/2 inches
Drop at Comb: 1-1/4 inches
Minimum Recommend Load: 3-dram, 1-1/8 oz.
MSRP: $999 

Franchi Instinct Catalyst

Gauge: 12
Action: Over-and-under
Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch
Barrel Length: 28 inches
Stock: A-Grade satin walnut
Color: Color case-hardened receiver, blued barrel
Overall Length: 45 inches
Weight: 7.2 pounds
Chokes: IC, M and F (wrench included)
Sights: Red fiber-optic front bead
Length of Pull: 13-7/8 inches
Drop at Heel: 1-1/2 inches
Drop at Comb: 1-1/4 inches
MSRP: $1,599

For more information, go to FranchiUSA.com.

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