Franchi Affinity 3 20ga Compact ReviewJul 22, 2021
The Franchi Affinity 3 20 gauge compact was made for smaller framed shooters. This shotgun is most ideal for youth, petite women, or any fun-sized adult.
The neat thing about this shotgun is that if it is for a growing young person, the gun can grow with them. The length of pull is adjustable from 12-3/8″ to 13-3/8″ and you can add a full-size stock in the future as well.
The Affinity 3 Compact isn't ideal for me to shoot so I had my son, Rylan (9) help out with this review so we could share his feedback.
The Affinity 3 Compact 20 gauge in camo has an MSRP of $959 (Shop the Affinity 3 at Reeds)
The Video above includes the full review of the Franchi Affinity 3 20 gauge Compact (Bottomlands Camo) but if you prefer to read about it, below is a quick summary.
- 20 gauge
- 3" chamber
- 26" Barrell (24" available in Black Synthetic model)
- 6.0lbs (3")
- Length of Pull Adjustable 12-3/8″ to 13-3/8″
- Drop at Comb Adjustable 2″ to 2-1/2″
- Drop at Heel 1 1/2"
- Receiver drilled and tapped for scope mounting
Ergonomics/Look & Feel
- Feels great in the hands and is well balanced
- Oversized charging handle and bolt release for easy operating
- Bored out loading port - This is something I love, there is nothing worse than beating up your fingers loading your gun.
- 5 lbs 14 oz Average
- Crisp trigger with some travel. Feels good.
Quality of Build
- I always look at the quality of the build relative to the price. Everything on the Affinity 3 comes together nicely and is tight.
Ease of Breakdown
- Very simply to break down for a full cleaning.
- Moderate recoil. I wish it had a softer recoil pad.
- After a few hundred rounds, I believe this shotgun is ultra-reliable and will run for a long time without issue (when you shoot with the gun against your shoulder 😉)
- I love to shoot fast and this gun does that pretty well considering the gun is way to small for me.
All around, the Franchi Affinity 3 20 gauge Compact is a really nice gun and my son really enjoyed shooting it on and off-camera.
Would you like to see a head-to-head comparison with another compact semiauto shotgun?
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