Friday, September 7, 2012

Browning "New" A5 Hits the Shelves!

After being teased at SHOT Show 2012 with this new shotgun I nearly forgot about its existence until it finally hit the shelves.

Once I had assembled the A5 I noticed two things very quickly. First, it was very light weight coming in at 7 lbs. 5 oz. The other thing was that it felt cheap. Not in the sense that weight means quality but the bolt catch seemed flimsy and the hex bolts displayed prominently on the left side of the receiver kills the aesthetics. I have not had a chance to fire the "New" Browning A5 but it certainly points well.

If I was in the market for a new recoil operated 3" 12ga with wood furniture I think I would be more attracted to a Benelli M2 Feild. At $100 cheaper (MSRP) I think the M2 is a better buy than the "New" A5. IMHO



  1. The old A5 is a notorious stomper. Looks like those big chaps in the video were getting a fair kick as well.

  2. The 'hex' bolts you refer to in the A5 on the receiver are not hex bolts they are 'torx' bolts.

  3. There are still some people who likes it. I've seen someone with that A5 but hadn't had the chance to check it out thoroughly.

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