SHOT SHOW 2018 – The Italian gunmaker F.A.I.R. hit the SHOT Show with a trifecta of classic, elegant and performing side-by-side and over-and-under shotguns, boosting all the style of Italian craftsmanship and available in all the most popular shotgun calibers
The FAIR booth at the 2018 edition of the NSSF SHOT Show stood out for elegance as usual, so much so that even Donald John Trump Jr. – eldest son of the current President of the United States and an avid hunter and gun enthusiast – could not wait to visit it as he stepped by the world's biggest trade show for hunting, sporting, and defensive firearms for a couple of days.
New for 2018 from FAIR was a trifecta of hunting and sporting shotguns, offering fine Italian craftsmanship and outstanding performance: the Iside Basic side-by-side shotgun and the Carrera One and SLX 600 Deluxe Black over-and-under shotguns are all available in a plethora of popular calibers including 12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge and .410 gauge, each using a dedicated frame – the .410 gauge variants using 28-gauge frames as a notable exception.
Each shotgun boosts a plethora of distinctive features, including – but not limited to – some excellent examples of the fine engravings and decorations the company is known for: the Iside Basic side-by-side shotgun is a plain model with a case-hardened finish on its round-body frame, while the SLX 600 Deluxe Black sports a bright black action with five golden subjects and a triple-depth laser engraving with hunting scenes, and the Carrera One is laser-engraved with English scroll and golden images of clay pigeons. It take too long to describe each of the three models in detail, so stay tuned on GUNSweek.com for dedicated articles in the coming months!
All three models are available with a choice of 71 cm barrels and a 76mm/3” chambering – 70mm/2.¾” for the Iside Basic side-by-side shotgun in 16 gauge; the Iside Basic itself is also available with a 68 cm barrel, while other barrel options available include 68 and 76 cm for the SLX 600 Deluxe Black and 76 cm and 81 cm for the Carrera One.
The Technichoke chokes system is standard: both the Iside Basic and the SLX 600 Deluxe Black come equipped with three interchangeable chokes, while the Carrera One comes with five.