One of the really cool things about attending SHOT is that you get to see guns that have yet to hit the shelves. Some of these guns will never even make it to mass production. But Franchi has a winner in their newest offering, the Aspire. This gun is going to have mass appeal; it is light weight with refined machining and construction.
Unlike many of the other manufacturers who release new shotguns starting with the 12 gauge, Franchi has elected to start the Aspire in 28 gauge and .410. It’s really refreshing to see a different approach to production. Franchi has focused on upland hunters with both the Instinct and the Aspire. You can tell they have listened to feedback from the Instinct and incorporated the improvements. There are some significant design modifications with the Aspire which are worth checking out.