First Look: Sauer SL5 Waterfowl Shotguns

First Look: Sauer SL5 Waterfowl Shotguns

J.P. Sauer & Sohn has just added three new waterfowl models to the SL5 shotgun line.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn has just added waterfowl models to its SL5 line of 12-gauge semi-auto shotguns. The German company already offered turkey, tactical and classic configurations of the SL5, but now three options for waterfowlers are available as well.


Sauer may be German, but like the rest of the SL5 shotgun line, the new SL5 Waterfowl models are made in Italy. Also in common with the previous SL5 models, the Waterfowl line are inertia-driven semi-auto 12-gauge shotguns with a 3+1 capacity and chrome-lined barrels. Unlike the older models, the SL5 Waterfowl guns feature a 3.5-inch chamber. The barrels also feature a stepped rib and are available in lengths of 26, 28 and 30 inches.


Other features of the SL5 Waterfowl series include sling attachment points, a recoil pad, a red fiber-optic bead sight and a rubber comb integrated into the synthetic stock. Each shotgun ships with five extended Crio Plus chokes as well. The three models vary only in their finishes. The standard configuration features black furniture and a black finish on the metal, but the other two are a bit more eye-catching. One sports a Fred Bear Old School Camo coating all over, while the other features the same retro camo on the stock and forearm but with a brown Cerakote finish on the metal instead.


Jason Evans, CEO of Blaser Group, said this about the new waterfowl models:

We are excited to introduce these new, high-performance SL5 Waterfowl shotguns…They are designed to withstand the brutal elements waterfowl hunters experience throughout the season, year after year, and the Fred Bear Old School Camo pattern is a true classic that is popular with many hunters of all ages. We’ve had a lot of requests for this pattern and are happy to finally meet the demand.

All three new models are available now and are backed by a 10-year warranty. MSRPs range from $1,579 to $1,799.

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