uglymug wrote:Pretty sure franchis are made right along side benellis in their urbino facility.
I've heard that before, but don't know where it originated (probably by someone with a good imagination on a forum). I've looked at the Franchi and the Beretta Holdings websites to see if they claim this, and I couldn't find any statements to that effect.
What does "made right along side Benelli's" actually mean; does it mean that a Franchi gun and a Benelli gun travel down one assembly line side-by-side? Or, that there are two parallel assembly lines in the same building, one carrying Franchi and one carrying Benelli, each staffed by their own assemblers? Or, that the components of both brands are made at the same foundry/machine house/stamping house/plastics molder/woodworking house? Maybe the the Franchi facility is right across the street from the Benelli facility? Who knows, since the statement really is meaningless.
Both Franchi and Beretta Holdings state that Franchi is a separate company that is owned by Beretta Holdings. Just like Steiner is a separate company owned by BH. Are Steiner binoculars and Burris scopes and Laser Devices products and Franchi guns and Benelli guns and Beretta guns and Beretta sporting wear ALL made side by side?? I doubt if any of them are made by the same people; they are all different companies making different products, having the same owner.
Get the SX3.