Jeff Johnston has often heard that homeowners looking for a home defense round should use a shotgun “with birdshot” because it won’t penetrate walls and therefore can't hurt family members in other rooms. But does that theory really hold up?
The Franchi Intensity, in many ways, delivers on its name. It capitalizes on some of the industry’s most respected technologies to reliably harness the most powerful shotshell payloads, and it does so in a slim, attractive package that betrays its middle-of-the-road price point. Hard to argue with any scattergun that offers both versatility and value.
Much like its Vista Outdoor companion Federal Premium, CCI piqued the interest of media members at SHOT Show 2016, thanks to the introduction of its new Big 4 handgun shotshell. Big 4 is designed to extend the range and capabilities of downsized shotshells, using a payload of No. 4 lead shot.