Since its establishment in 1971, F.A.I.R.® has specialized in the manufacture of functional and highly reliable sports and hunting shotguns.
Purchasers of F.A.I.R.® shotguns are hunters or sports shooters who not only want their shotgun to look great, but also demand a technically advanced and highly reliable product, enabling them to ensure the best chance of success. While following in the tradition of centuries-old Italian gun manufacturing, we have always focused on applying the latest state-of-the-art mechanical and technical innovation of international shotgun industry to our production process. Our mechanical bodies are designed and developed following extensive R&D, in partnership with our clients across the globe. This enables us to offer a wide range of exclusive sporting guns, attuned to the requirements of different hunting and competition disciplines. If,on the one hand, technology and experience suggest the best solutions to overcome the most common technical problems of shotgun mechanics, on the other it is only thanks to topranking manufacturing skills that our products were and continue being awarded widespread praise and appreciation. As a result of our intensive Research and Development Program, we use the latest technologies and materials for our products. We believe that our focus on technical innovation is one of the key elements of our success, ranking F.AI.R.® 2nd among Italian over-and-under manufacturers. Our state-of-the-art production facility in Marcheno includes several highlyflexible production lines, enabling us to manufacture rifle-barreled guns alongside the more traditional smooth-bore models. Ungulates and haired game hunters appreciate the high quality of F.A.I.R.® products, since these guns are manufactured with the same technology we have long been using and improving to produce our smooth-bore shotguns.
Design plays the major role in the production process. Our Design Department uses advanced CAD/CAM systems to develop and organize the interaction of the different mechanical components, simulate their dynamics and understand the resulting effects and all possible implications. Each mechanic component is scientifically and rationally designed in compliance with all mechanical and physical requirements. Our manufacturing process is performed by advanced CNC machine tools, ensuring perfect compliance with our design specifications. The high level of standardization assured by these complex working units makes it possible to machine fully-interchangeable parts, assisting the assembly and maintenance of F.A.I.R.® guns. Semi- finished parts with extremely low surface roughness are then hand- finished, adjusted and set up; these final manual processes are performed on all of our shotguns, regardless of their price level or target market.
The manufacturing expertise accumulated over forty years of top quality production of Over/Under shotguns has enabled us to achieve an important goal in 2012: the official presentation of the “ISIDE” Side by Side shotgun range. Our return to the production of Side by Side shotguns was defined by the press “as an educational example of constructive revolution in the mass production of side by side shotguns” and has the important merit of having reinterpreted a classic of weapon-making in a modern way marking the true return of side by side shotguns, confirming F.A.I.R.®’s vision of “Tradition and Technology”. This shows how the traditional hand working of our skilled craftsmen, precious inheritance of artisan schools developed inside the ancient workshops of our territory, continues to play a major role, in harmonic symbiosis with all the most advanced means offered by inexhaustible technological progress. This symbiosis is the essence of F.A.I.R.® reality: an industrial company able to maintain its handicraft approach, its production care and refined taste as consolidated methods of production.
Quality controls and tests start since the earliest stages of production. Systematic dimensional and metallographic checks are performed before the final test at the Italian National Proof House in Gardone Val Trompia, where all smooth bore shotguns are tested in compliance with current C.I.P. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu portatives) regulations. All F.A.I.R.® shotguns are fitted with prime quality wood parts, matched and assembled to action bodies by careful embedding. Our product range extends from standard pieces offering excellent quality at good prices, to precious custom-made shotguns with exclusive finishing, mechanics and engravings; special pieces that provide an enduring testimony to the refined artistic and technical skills of the ancient gun-making region of Val Trompia.