Type: Sping Pump Airsoft Shotgun.
Model: Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled.
Materials: Plastic (polymer) and some metal construction.
Weight: 2.7 pounds (1200 grams).
Length: 27.5 inches (700mm).
Ammunition Type: 6mm Airsoft BB's
Ammunition Capacity: 30 shots per shell.
FPS: 280 (3 shot burst) using .20 gram BB's.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG Franchi SAS 12 feels a bit heavy at first, but since this is not a rapid fire Airsoft gun and needs to be pumped between shots, your finger does not get tired and you will only get 10 shots (3 shot bursts each) off between reloading another full shell. That said the takeup is rather short and the release is predictable once you get used to it being a bit on the heavy side.
Accuracy: Keeping in mind that the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Spring Powered Airsoft Shotgun is in fact a "Shotgun", I did not expect to get sniper rifle accuracy from it and in fact I wanted the three burst rounds to spread out just a bit, similar to how a real shotgun blast would perform. I was very happy with the overall accuracy and spread I got when shooting from 30 feet out in a free standing position.I simple used the open iron sights and all the rounds seemed to center well and spread out just enough to get good coverage on my paper target. In terms of Feet Per Second performance I was not sure what ot expect since three .20 gram BB's where being shot out all at once. I was very happy to see consistent 280 fps velocities which was actually a bit more than I expected considering .60 grams of Airsoft BB's are being shot out with each shot.
Build Quality: This is an almost all external polymer Airsoft Shotgun with the excepting of the outer and inner barrel and a few other parts like the ring mounts, loading bay door and perhaps a few more internal parts being made out of metals. Overall the ASG Franchi SAS 12 feels solid but a bit on the lighter side. I would of liked to have seen more metal parts to perhaps get the weight up a bit but being that the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun is on the light side makes it a great choice as a backup gun that you could easily sling over your back and not be bothered by it all that much.
Realism: The ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun is marketed as a Franchi SAS 12 but is replicated after the Benelli M3 Super 90 Shorty - 12 gauge. In terms of size and looks it is a good overall replica but in terms of weight and materials comes in a bit on the lighter side.
Can be purchased from: The Canada Replica Airguns Store.
- Low cost with a super high fun factor.
- Good accuracy and fps performance. BB's spread out just right
- Light weight and short so great for packing around in tight quarters.
- Full Metal Barrel Assembly.
- No need for batteries or gas, just load with BB’s and away you go!
- Comes with speed loader, extra shell, jam rod and sling strap.
- Can also get it with a full stock.
- May get a bit tiring on the arm after a lot of repetitive shooting.
- Would of been nice to include a few more extra shells.
- Sights are none adjustable but it centered well for me
- Trigger is a bit on the heavy side.
The ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun is a super fun low cost Airsoft Pump Action Spring Powered Shotgun that shoots pretty hard considering it blast three rounds at a time and the Airsoft BB's hit their mark every time! It's light enough to use in most close quarter combat situations or even strap on your back as a secondary backup weapon. The best part is all you need is a bag of Airsoft BB's and you can shoot all day long, no need for batteries or gas.
Watch my YouTube Table Top Review of the ASG Franchi SAS 12 Short Barreled Airsoft Shotgun: