New From Hurricane Butterfly: Typhoon 12 Magazine-Fed Shorty Shotty at SHOT Show 2017

Hurricane Butterfly has been importing and exporting firearms, components, and manufacturing for many years. With deliveries starting this month, they’re now officially diving into sales of their own firearms, too. First up is the Typhoon 12, which is sold in various configurations as an AOW (any other weapon) or SBS (short barreled shotgun). In either case, it’s a Remington 870 clone that’s fed from a 5-round box magazine, with higher capacity drum mags in the works.

As a Remington 870 clone, there’s no shortage of stock options available. Up front, both versions of the Typhoon 12 have a Picatinny rail for the attachment of whatever grip the owner prefers.

In AOW form, the tax stamp to transfer it is just $5 and the MSRP is a very low-for-the-genre $599. 

Breacher comps and other grip and stock options are available from Hurricane Butterfly as well.

Next up from Hurricane Butterfly will be a Remington 1100-based AOW/SBS.


  1. avatar Dave says:

    I know I’m going to hear a bunch of crap back from everybody but where is the Mossberg 590 A1 and the Mossberg 930 Auto version of this? Will these guys be designing a clone version of the 590 A1 and the 930 series shotgun?? Will this be something to look forward to in the future or is that a dead fish. Just curious not really a big fan of the 870 or Remington in general.

    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      I’m with you on the 870 hate. I like the design, just not the execution from Rem. The last 3 I bought were all piles of crap. The 590A1, and 930’s I’ve gotten have all been completely flawless.

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        Well these Hurricane Butterfly guns aren’t made by Remington.

        1. avatar matty 9 says:

          I must add this: I bought an 870 express 12 ga in 1998 and have had not one problem with it. I think the issue is Remington’s quality the time frame just after the “freedom group” bought em out. Those days are over.

          My 870 kicks A$$. AND YES, the Mossburg 590 rocks! I need to get another one of those as well.

  2. avatar Allison says:

    California pols vow to defy the dumpster at every turn and fight his bullshit agenda. Two thumbs up.

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      Get out.

    2. avatar barnbwt says:

      Let me guess, you don’t even know why you oppose stuff like this other than you’ve been told you do, or why Trump’s “agenda” angers you so (do you know what it is? Because I’d kind of like to know as well; his constant vagueness was the reason I couldn’t vote for the man).

      Whatever; I suppose if it’s easier for you to yell “I’m mad!” and throw a chair, that’s all that matters (your feelings vs. reality or fact)

  3. avatar Dave says:

    Or is that just too much or maybe there’s a reason why they went with Remington over Mossberg because of personal preference or design issues??

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      To differentiate themselves from Black Aces? I’m more interested in the 1100 version tbh.

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    Nice. It would have been better if it was belt fed – you know, a huge basket of linked shells. That would have been awesome.

    1. avatar Dave says:

      I have to agree that would have been absolutely awesome and hilarious at the same time. Like a grocery basket to hold the disintegrating belt load full of 12-gauge so you could just push the cart with all the ammo holding the bagel huge belt you just push the cart as you pump the shotgun or just pulled the trigger on the auto version. LOL

      1. avatar Red in CO says:

        I now want to see a video of that on Youtube so badly, so I could alternate between laughter and envy

        1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Me too! I’ve got a great mental video playing right now…

      2. avatar barnbwt says:

        Hopper-fed Gatling shotty is the way to go, as far as I’m concerned; dump in a box of shells & away you go!

  5. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    This year’s “innovations” have been most disappointing. I’ve seen more useless crap coming out of this SHOT Show than I can ever remember.

    And the only thing worse than useless crap, is useless crap requiring a $200 permission slip. Enter this SBS and the B&T pistol with folding stock we saw earlier today.

    It looks like the firearms industry has completely run out of ideas. At least they have run out of good ones.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “And the only thing worse than useless crap, is useless crap requiring a $200 permission slip.”

      Dude, the ‘Typhoon 12’ in a pistol grip config is a $5 AOW stamp.

      The one with the stock has the $200 dollar stamp.

      Mark Serbu’s ‘Super Shorty’ costs $1050.00 and holds 3 rounds.

      The ‘Typhoon 12’ is about half the price of the Serbu and has a 5 round mag, with higher capacity mags in the works.

      Something tells me Serbu is not gonna be happy about the Typhoon 12…

  6. avatar Micheal says:

    Made in china copy. Been available up here in Canada for quite a while actually:

    1. avatar Defens says:

      With that brand name, I kind of figured – looks like “World HQ” is in Seattle, with manufacturing in Korea and Taipei. Some Korean stuff is great – my Daewoo rifle ran like a champ. But if this is the Harbor Freight equivalent of firearms, think I’d have to pass.

      1. avatar Dave says:

        I’m not really up to speed on this company but seriously this crap is made in Korea? Can someone please give me the rundown on where this product is made and all the ins and outs I really would like to know if this is really made in Korea???

        1. avatar Defens says:

 Just look at the map on the home page. Kind of indicative of where the manufacturing takes place.

        2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          Yes, they’re absolutely ‘clones’ made in SE Asia. The company doesn’t hide this at all. The openly volunteered the whole ‘clone’ thing and said they were made overseas in SE Asia. Don’t recall if they actually specified the country while I was chatting with them or not.

          Frankly, a steel receiver like this is a freaking simple part compared to a lot of the quality electronics, vehicles, and other things coming out of Korea, Taiwan, etc.

        3. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Jeremy – Mossburg also now makes a Serbu clone like that:

          But they want $900+ for theirs…

        4. avatar Dave says:

          Thank you for posting that I’m searching the internet to order one of those 590 A1 compacts right now anybody know what they are going for not mrsp but what they’re actually being sold for online?

        5. avatar Frank in VA says:

          Geoff, Mossberg just announced the 14-inch barreled 590 Shockwave at SHOT show, which is supposed to retail for about $450. And it’s non-NFA by design. Not quite as short, but still looks handy.

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Yeah, Frank, saw that one.

      The AOW version in this article with that rectangular shotgun suppressor would be mighty tempting for home defense…

    3. avatar Michael says:

      Made in China, but not the same gun as the version available in Canada. Significant differences, if only in making the receivers Remington compatible. The Canadian version is not Remington compatible, cannot take aftermarket stocks, nor does it have a forward Picarinny rail.

  7. avatar strych9 says:

    Great, now my wife is going to add another gun she wants to the list.

    I thought my list of guns to buy was long, then I got married.

    1. avatar matty 9 says:

      WOW! When I got married I had to start buying women’s shoes and makeup, but you have a woman that makes you buy guns and you’re complaining…why????

      Now I just have to make this new eye shadow I have coordinate with my Rem 870…damn!

      1. avatar Dave says:

        No Doubt on having a woman that loves guns we should all have one like that a round of applause for the man that has the perfect wife. Just kidding but that is pretty cool that she’s into guns so much that she would see something and do like I have to have that. My girl is into shoes as well and clothing. LOL

      2. avatar strych9 says:

        It sounds great but it’s not as great as you think it is.

        Guns and knives, along with ammo add up to being as expensive as bags and shoes pretty damn fast. You might worry about your wife loose in a department store or mall. I worry about mine loose in Cabela’s, BPS, Gander Mountain etc.

        You worry your wife went out shoe shopping. I worry mine went to the Sportsman’s Warehouse and picked up a Benelli Ethos or something. God forbid she got that asshole Earl (I kid Earl, he’s a nice and very knowledgeable guy) at SW. He might have talked her into maxing out a 4473.

  8. avatar skoon says:

    I’ll take the the black aces firearm and no stamp thank you

  9. avatar Hannibal says:

    So ugly it requires a tax stamp… pass.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      A $5 AOW stamp.

      Five bucks beats a two hundred dollar stamp in my book…

      1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

        I’ll take an extra four inches of barrel and a stock. You can have your $5 entertainment tax, your paperwork, your waiting umpteen months for bureaucratic permission.

  10. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    a wholly owned subsidiary of matsumura fish works and tamaribuchi heavy manufacturing concern.
    “well, there’s your answer, fish bulb.”

  11. avatar Libertarian says:

    If suppressors removed from the nfa aow/sbs/sbr must go the same way under trump thats the goal

  12. avatar Rem870 says:

    Interesting magazine fed Remington 870 clone!

  13. avatar James says:

    I currently own their firearm version of this. As far as I know it is the first and only one manufactured in a firearm configurations. It is awesome. The first 50 rounds were a little rough, some feeding issues. But the last 75 have run like butter.

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