Ah well. It looks like too few law enforcement agencies are TTAG readers. If they were, they might have read Foghorn’s review of the Saiga-12 shotgun. Nick’s advice: avoid ’em like the plague. But what the hell, they’re not spending their own money, they’re spending yours and mine. In any case, according to an English language story at the Russki news site ria.ru, the SHOT Show was very good to Izhmash, the maker of the semi-auto scatterguns. . .
Izhmash, the manufacturer of the legendary Kalashnikov AK-47, will supply Saiga-12 semi-automatic smoothbore shotguns to a number of police forces in the U.S., Izhmash reported on its web site on Tuesday.
The contracts were signed at the Shot Show exhibition in Las Vegas on January 17-20. “The first Saiga-12 deliveries to U.S. law enforcement were already made in January 2012,” Izhmash General Director Maxim Kuzyuk said.
Nick’s in the middle of a move from Virginia to the Texas hill country, so he probably hasn’t seen this yet. In his place, then, I’ll pass along what I feel confident would be his advice to all of the cops who will be training and relying on these things in the near future – good luck with that.