Franchi SAS 12 Shotgun Replicas
Short historical presentation of the Franchi SAS-12
The Franchi SAS-12 and the Franchi LAW-12, are the two most popular variants of the Franchi SPAS-12. It should be recalled that the Franchi SPAS-12 is a pump-action shotgun developed by the Italian firearms manufacturer Franchi from 1979 to 2000. The SPAS-12 was used by armed forces and police forces around the world worldwide, but has also been popular with individuals. It should also be noted that the SPAS-12 has been seen in many films such as Terminator, Robocop or Jurassic Park and many video games such as Battlefield 3 and 4, Far Cry: New Dawn or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas .
The first basic version of the Franchi SPAS-12 is made with a wooden detachable stock with a standard grip. Subsequent models, including the SAS-12, were later fitted with a metal folding stock with hook. Subsequently, the Franchi SPAS-12 was equipped with a non-adjustable circular aperture sight. The LAW-12 became a semi-automatic only model and the SAS-12 a pump-only model. The specificity of these three "twin" rifles is that their parts are interchangeable.
Specificities of the Franchi SAS-12
The ASG Franchi SAS-12 Short Barreled Airsoft is marketed as "ASG Franchi SAS-12", but is replicated after the 12 gauge Benelli M3 Super 90. In terms of dimensions and appearance, it is a good replica. Also, in terms of weight and materials used, the ASG Franchi SAS-12 is slightly lighter. Almost the entire exterior of this airsoft replica is polymer except for a few internal metal working parts. Overall, the ASG Franchi SAS-12 feels solid, but a bit lighter.
As an airsoft shotgun, the ASG Franchi SAS-12 is not expected to achieve very high accuracy, with balls scattering all over the place. Surprisingly, the ASG Franchi SAS-12 turns out to be much more precise than one would imagine and the balls do not scatter too much.
Finally, as for the trigger, the ASG Franchi SAS-12's is a little heavy at first, but since it's not a rapid-fire gun, your finger won't get tired.
The different variants that are available on the customer's site
On Phenixairsoft you will find the most popular variant, namely the ASG Franchi SAS-12 BAS (Barreled Airsoft Shotgun). This all-black model has a 6mm caliber and a 30-round capacity magazine. The ASG Franchi SAS-12 BAS airsoft replica is 1040 mm long and weighs 1200 g. It has a fixed breech and Hop Up. The ASG Franchi SAS-12 deploys a power of 0.7 joule for a velocity of 260 FPS.
What are the different variants available on Phoenix Airsoft?
As for the operating mechanism, the ASG Franchi SAS-12 is equipped with a spring propulsion system. You should know that if you use 0.20 g balls, the range easily reaches 25 meters thanks to the spring system.