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Franchi SPAS-15

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Franchi SPAS-15 with fixed stock and long barrel - 12 gauge
Franchi SPAS-15 with solid folding stock and short barrel - 12 gauge
Franchi SPAS-15 with folding skeleton stock and long barrel - 12 gauge

The SPAS-15 is a combat shotgun manufactured by Luigi Franchi S.p.A. between 1986 and 2005 as the successor to their well-known SPAS-12 model. Based on the same idea as the SPAS-12, the SPAS-15 is also a dual-mode firearm, capable of switching between semi-automatic and pump-action operations to accommodate different ammunition types. Unlike its predecessor, the SPAS-15 features a layout closer to an assault rifle, and feeds from detachable box magazines rather than an internal tube. It is offered with externally-threaded chokes to facilitate the use of muzzle attachments, and comes with a side-folding stock and grip safety. The SPAS-15's mode-switching toggle was relocated onto the topside of the pump sleeve, rather than the SPAS-12's below.

Being conceived closer to the advent of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, the SPAS-15 is even harder to come by in the United States, with only 180 units ever having made it onto American soil. On the other hand, it also received a much more welcoming opinion from police and military users, with several agencies still using it to this day. Civilian ownership of the SPAS-15 in the United States is difficult to say the least, but such is not the case in Italy, where the shotgun is still very accessible despite being discontinued in 2005.


(1986 - 2005)

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Caliber(s): 12 gauge
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg)
  • Length: 39 in (100 cm) with stock extended
  • Barrel length(s): 18 in (45 cm)
  • Capacity: 3, 6, or 8 round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Pump-Action, Semi-Auto

The Franchi SPAS-15 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
L.A. Takedown Scott Plank L.A.P.D. Det. Vincent Hanna 1989
Daniel Baldwin L.A.P.D. Det. Bobby Schwartz
Predator 2 Steve Kahan L.A.P.D. SWAT Sergeant 1990
Terminator 2: Judgement Day Human Resistance Soldier 1991
Spawn Seen in an armory room 1997
Ronin A French SWAT officer 1997
Godzilla A U.S. Army soldier 1998
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Prokhor's man 2006
Dolan's Cadillac A Gangster 2009
National Security (Segurança Nacional) Brazilian Policeman 2010


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Alien Nation - The Series Eric Pierpoint Detective George Francisco "The Takeover" (S1E05) 1989
The X-Files - Season 4 FBI tactical agent Carried out of militia compound / "Unrequited" (S4E16) 1997
Supernatural seen on wall 2005
Arrow - Season 3 SCPD ESU officer "Public Enemies" 2014-2015

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Syphon Filter 3 2001
Global Operations 2002
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines "Jaegerspas XV" 2004
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain 2004
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Rainbow Six: Lockdown 2005
Operation 7 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms 2007
Battlefield: Bad Company "SPAS15" 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 2010
The 3rd Birthday 2010
Battlefield Play4Free With tan handguard and pistol grip 2011
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action 2012
Max Payne 3 "SPAS-15" Semi-automatic only 2012
Unit 13 2012
Warface 2013
Rainbow Six: Siege "SPAS-15" Semi-automatic only, Added in Operation Skull Rain 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades "SPAS-15" Has both pump-action and semi-automatic modes 2016

See Also

  • Franchi - A list of all firearms manufactured by Franchi.

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