Looking for a versatile all-around semi-auto at a bargain price? Consider Franchi's I-12. Using Benelli's Inertia-Driven operating system with a rotating bolt head to provide a tight lockup and reliable functioning in the roughest weather, the I-12 sells for about half the price of the Benelli.
Although the I-12 is a lightweight shotgun, the dual-action TSA recoil pad can tame the heaviest loads. Its 20-gauge companion, the 720, is a good choice for a young shooter or for ducks over decoys. Available in Realtree AdvantageMax-4HD and AP camouflage or all black, the I-12 is offered with interchangeable extended pass-shooting and over-decoys choke tubes.
Contact: Franchi USA; (301) 283-6981; www.franchiusa.com