Browning introduces new models to the Silver semi-automatic shotgun line
By Jacki Billings
The Silver Black Lightning is the high end model of the four new Silver series shotguns. (Photo: Browning)
Browning launched four new models in the Silver semi-automatic shotgun line, introducing the Silver Black Lightning, Silver Matte Hunter, Silver Matte Hunter Micro Midas and Silver Rifled Deer Matte.
The Silver shotguns boast a self-adjusting Active Value gas system that diverts gases in order to operate the action instead of increasing recoil. Remaining gases are vented out the top of the forearm and away from the receiver for cleaner operation.
The 12-gauge 3-inch models are equipped to deal with a variety of loads to include 1-ounce field loads to heavier 3-inch magnums. The 3 1/2-inch models is built to similar specs but can take on 1 1/8-ounce field loads to 3 1/2- inch magnum loads. Each of the new models touts a lightweight aluminum alloy receiver, three Invector-Plus choke tubes, brass front bead sight and Inflex recoil pad.
The Silver Black Lightning boasts upgraded features such as a gloss black receiver finish paired with a gloss blued barrel finish and lightning-style, gloss finish buttstock and forearm made from Grade 2.5 Turkish Walnut. The Black Lightning retails for $1,259.99.
The Silver Matte Hunter Micro Midas offers a mid-range