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.


  1. avatar Jeff 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. avatar Bill 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.

    1. avatar William says:

      On topic to your off topic, the Troy Arms 30-round mags are $25, and they are supposed to be excellent polymer mags. I’m still waiting on mine.

      1. avatar Logan P says:

        I apparently got the last two off VT Supply. Also still waiting

    2. avatar Aaronvanman says:

      It’s worth noting that their not gouging either. 18ish dollars

  3. avatar ChainsawWieldingManiac 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. avatar AlphaGeek 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. avatar Mr aNINNYmouse says:

    Why is Izhmash not sending more Saigas?

    1. avatar LouB says:

      I want to know too, I’ve been saving my cash for that 9mm. Can any of the TTAG guys there elaborate?

  6. avatar Nine says:

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

  7. avatar Kevin says:

    Izhmash did not stop sending firearms, the white house placed an importation ban on Russian goods (with emphasis on firearms and ammo) that’s why Sagia’s have at least doubled in price.

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