Experience a semi-auto shotgun that sets a new standard when it comes to design, reliability and “shootabilitly”.

“Instinctive speed, timeless elegance” is the motto of Sauer’s new SL5 semi-auto shotgun. The goal was nothing less than the ultimate combination of relentless reliability, perfect ergonomics and an elegant appearance. All of this was achieved in cooperation with the Italian gun maker Breda, who perfected the legendary inertia reloading system in cooperation with inventor Bruno Civolani. SAUER engineers have then designed the perfect balance around this well proven “motor” of a system. We simply call it “perfect shootability”.

With the help of the Ergofit-inlays, shooters can furthermore adjust drop and cast of the gun and fit it individually. All parts are made of metal and wood- the only exception is the recoil pad. Satin finished coatings on barrel, receiver and bolt are features for the real hunter as they prevent any reflections and provide best protection for the gun. The technical package is finished off by 5 multi chokes included at delivery and the typical Sauer sling swivels that can be removed at the push of a button. The laser grained walnut stock provides an elegant appearance and additional natural camouflage without any foil or print. SAUER’S new SL5 is delivered in a solid ABS-case and is available with 28” and 30” barrels.

Technical Details

Caliber 12/76 (12 ga. 3 inch)
Barrel length 70 cm (28 inch) // 76 cm (30 inch)
Overall length 124 cm (48.8 inch) // 130 cm (51.2 inch)
Weight 3.00 kg (6.61 lbs) // 3.10 kg (6.83 lbs)
Proof tested For magnum steel shot (Mod./Imp. Cyl./Cyl. Chokes only)
Frame Aluminium
Breech Inertia
Safety Trigger safety
Trigger Direct trigger
Trigger pull weight 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs)
Barrel Hard chromed bore
Rib 7 mm ventilated
Korn LPA Leuchtkorn
Chokes 5 interchangeable choke tubes (Cylinder, Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified, Full) included at delivery
Magazine capacity 4 shells in 12/70 (12 ga. 2 ¾ inch) // 3 shells in 12/76 (12 ga. 3 inch)
LOP (Length over Pull) = Distance from middle of the trigger to center of the butt plate 36,6 cm (14.41 inch)
Trigger length = Distance from the middle of trigger to front corner of pistol grip 11 cm (4.33 inch)
Sauer Ergofit Inlay 3 Inlays to adjust drop and cast off for left and right hand included at delivery
Drop at comb 30, 35, 40 mm (0.12, 0.14, 0.16 inch)
Drop at heel 50, 55, 60 mm (0.20, 0.22, 0.24 inch)
Cast off 2 mm right or left (0.08 inch)
Pitch 10 mm (0.39 inch)
Case Black Sauer case included at delivery
Sauer Quick-Fit sling swivels 2 Sauer Quick-Fit sling swivels included at delivery