Rizzini BR110 Sporter 12ga Shotgun ReviewAug 31, 2023
You wouldn't be wrong for associating Rizzini with "Classy and expensive shotguns" However, this sporting shotgun may be more attainable than you'd think if you're an avid sporter looking to up your game. Stay tuned to learn all about this awesome over/under 12 gauge shotgun!
If you have experience with the Rizzini BR110 please let us know on the TFL COMMUNITY!
Rizzini BR110 Sporter IPS
- It's always interesting to hear what manufacturers have to say about their guns. At times it seems like they all say the same thing about how reliable their gun is over other manufacturers. Rizzini says "The BR110 Sporter IPS is a fully adjustable workhorse available at an affordable price" They also claim this shotgun to be "The best value in an O/U sporting shotgun." Our only goal today is to put these statements to the test, and determine whether this shotgun is a good fit for YOU! Let's go!
- This is a 12-gauge, 3-inch model with inertia triggers
- MSRP: $3,565 (Sporter IPS) $2,620 (Sporter) $2935 (Sporter X)
- Intended for sporting disciplines
- The length of pull is 14 3/8 according to Rizzini, we measured 14 3/4"
- Drop at comb is 1 1/4 adjustable to 1 5/8 (according to Rizzini)
- Drop at heel is 2 1/5 (according to Rizzini)
- 26 lines per inch checkering throughout (impressive and nice!)
- This is the 30" barrel option (28" and 32" available)
- The rib is adjustable! (50/50, 60/40, 70/30) No tools needed!
- Adjustable comb
- Xl Bore - Back bored with extended forcing cone
- 8.5 LBS according to Rizzini, we weighed this gun at 8lbs 14.3oz
- When we put this shotgun on the trigger scale, we got an average pull weight between 3.5 LBS and 4 LBS. Making this the lightest shotgun trigger we've ever reviewed. Super stoked to see how this benefits our speed shooting test!
- This Rizzini sports grade 2 turkish walnut
- The steel receiver is finished in matte grey
- There is a single selective trigger and a top tang safety like most standard over-unders
- There is no engraving however the bottom of the forend has a nice diamond cut, the receiver has the Rizzini sporter logo, and the rib has their circular emblem
- Aesthetically speaking, this shotgun is fantastic - it feels very natural in the hands
- The rounded forend doesn't have any contours to its shape, allowing you to customize your forward hand to many different grip styles
- There is a very small brass mid-bead, and a tasteful white fiber on the front - good job Rizzini!
- You'd typically expect a sporting gun to be a bit front-heavy, but this Rizzini is almost perfectly balanced at the hinge point
- The butt pad is nothing special - if you need more length or cushion, a Falcon Strike may be your best option
- The adjustable rib is a non-magnetic metal - we believe it's aluminum
- This Rizzini comes with five extended chokes
Recoil and Reliability
- The adjustability of this gun played a factor in making its recoil manageable. Every time, it was straight back into the shoulder with no problems
- What we noticed during this test was how comfortable this gun was to maneuver and swing. Again - gun fit is so important when making a buying decision
- We can't speak to the reliability of an over-under in depth! It would take some dedicated time on the range to determine if this shotgun will hold up over time. However, there's no doubt that Rizzini's are built to last! If you have experience with this gun, let us know how it's held up on the TFL COMMUNITY!
Breakdown/Quality of Build
- This Rizzini breaks apart like most other over-under.
- This shotgun includes a long alan key to remove the stock, and access the trigger.
- This Rizzini is built very well and has tight tolerances. The thing we noticed is in that the adjustable rib that vibrates a little bit when you close the action. We dont forsee any issues with this but you never like to hear rattling when you close your gun.
- This shotgun also has auto-ejectors!
- Although you won't be trying to shoot down 2 birds as fast as possible, we like to see how fast we can get on target with every gun we review. This sheds light on the overall functionality of the shotgun, testing how well it instinctively mounts, how reactive the trigger is, and how the gun feels overall.
- The more we shot, the more fun we had! The consistency and mountability of this gun turned our speed test into a really good time. The balance, mount, and trigger worked flawlessly to get us on target almost every time!
- Through many attempts, our fastest time shooting 2 hand thrown clays was a .84! We could seriously not miss with this gun!
In conclusion, this Rizzini is freakin' awesome. As we said in speed shooting, the ergonomics of this gun made mounting and shooting super fun, and super consistent. This is the type of gun that when you pick it up, you just KNOW that there's about to be dusted clays everywhere. Besides the balance, pointability, and adjustability, the trigger is the absolute highlight of this gun. It was super crisp and under four pounds! We attribute this feature to our fast shooting success. This gun ain't 'cheap', but if you're an avid shooter and really want to up your game, this is a really good gun to level up with at a relatively attainable price point when compared to other discipline-specific sporting shotguns. We really like this Rizzini BR110 Sporter IPS!
Shout out to Rizzini for sending us their "best value shotgun" - The BR110 Sporter IPS!
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