Blaser F3 Vantage Over/Under Shotgun

    German firearms manufacturer Blaser has announced a new over/under shotgun, the F3 Vantage. From the press release:

    New Hybrid Design for Maximum Performance

    The “F3 Vantage” embodies the Blaser design philosophy to deliver a
    premium sporting gun perfectly tailored to the needs of the shooter. This
    hybrid design provides quick target acquisition and enhanced shooter

    Striving for perfection in order to support the shooters desire for the perfect
    shot is the very reason for our latest addition to the F3 shotgun family.
    The new “F3 Vantage” not only scores with the mechanical perfection
    found in all Blaser shotgun receivers, it also delivers ideal target awareness
    due to the hybrid nature of the raised rib. This 32” (81cm) adjustment
    free barrel offers the perfect blend of elevation for comfort and unsurpassed
    peripheral vision. This unique rib design insures your sight picture
    will be consistent when shooting aggressively or relaxed depending upon
    target presentation. The rib’s forward rake makes shooting with a mounted
    gun effortless and the responsiveness when shooting from a low gun
    will leave the most challenging FITASC targets a cloud of dust.

    To fully appreciate the new rib design the engineers turned to the next
    critical element, stock design. Available in several variants you are assured
    your shoulders and neck will be relaxed allowing better movement
    from any shooting position. Recoil management is also addressed by using
    the original KICK-EEZ recoil pad made with Sorbothane the softest
    and most durable pad on the market.

    Available in both right and left handed models, all Blaser firearms are
    covered by a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.

    The “inline” stock idea applied to over/under shotguns certainly does raise a few eyebrows. I certainly know the recoil pad they’re using works very well.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]