New from Arsenal: 12 and 410 Gauge AK-Pattern Shotguns

The guys from Bulgaria have been busy. With Saiga’s shotguns nearly sold out and importation down to a trickle, they’ve decided to bring their own 12-gauge AK pattern shotgun to market. The shotgun is available in both a fixed AND collapsible stock version, with the collapsible stock disabling the gun from firing (a safety measure, according to the reps).

The handguards are off of an RPK, allowing for better and faster heat dispersion than its Russian made associate. Also different is a proprietary quad rail system that lets you mount lights, lasers and other gubbins directly on the gun from day one.

They’re also showing off a 410 gauge version, with both fixed and folding stocks. Thanks to the size of the 410 shell they can use standard AK furniture on the gun, which means the customization options are nearly endless.

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11 Responses to New from Arsenal: 12 and 410 Gauge AK-Pattern Shotguns

  1. avatarJeff the Griz says:

    .410 bunny popping how fun, then when you get home have some pdx1′s and you have a pretty multipurpose firearm, wonder if this would make it through a possible ban????

  2. avatarBill says:

    This is OT but the site below has 30 rd. AR magazines in stock. I’m in no way affiliated with them, but I did place an order for 10.

    http://www.themakogroup.com/product_p/earm30%20w.htm

  3. avatarChainsawWieldingManiac says:

    I think I saw one of these in a local gun store… looks nice, but unless you must have a folding stock, I think I’d rather have a VEPR12.

    It’s weird that they kept the Russian-style “no shooting while folded” safety. I was under the impression that there was no technical reason for it, just Russian law.

  4. avatarAlphaGeek says:

    Thanks to the size of the 410 shell they can use standard AK furniture on the gun, which means the customization options are nearly endless.

    Yeah, but you’re still shooting a 410. If I want a tacticool AK-pattern long gun for my 9-year-old, now I know where to look.

  5. avatarMr aNINNYmouse says:

    Why is Izhmash not sending more Saigas?

  6. avatarNine says:

    This years SHOT Show has turned into the ‘Shut up and take my money!’ Show.

  7. avatarsdog says:

    sweet

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