The Russian VEPR 12 is the first real assault Kalashnikov shotgun to hit the gate but now Fostech is introducing the Origin-12. The Fostech Arms Origin-12 is an AK-47 actioned semi-auto combat/assault 12 gauge shotgun. It’s the Cadillac of assault shotguns with a folding stock ambidextrous safety, special magwell, 8 round magazine, weak side charging handle and much more. The design is very cool.
Check out the new for 2013 Fostech Origin-12 assault shotgun.
We all know how great the Saiga AK-47 rifle is right? It fires not matter what.
So what is a Saiga-410?
The Saiga-410 is a Russian made AK-47 shotgun in .410. It’s manufactured by IZHMASH. They make some of the best AK-47’s available. Now you get the exact same rifle/action but in a shotgun. You get double duty with a .410 shotgun. You can use it like a rifle with rifled slugs or for small game hunting with shotshells. Wait a minute there’s a 3rd…self defense with slugs or buckshot. That’s 3 roles with one weapon.
The Saiga-410 looks exactly like the Saiga AK-47 from IZHMASH. It has a 16″ barrel with muzzle brake and the same open sights as the AK-47. The magazine holds 5 rounds but you can buy higher capacity magazines. It will cycle shells as fast as you can pull the trigger and recoil is very light.
A shotgun is by far the best self defense weapon you can own. One shotshell loaded with buckshot fired from close range will stop an intruder instantly. Buckshot is devastating on humans at close range. Just think about it…9 .30 caliber bullets hitting you all at once. It’s just like getting shot by 9 handguns at once.
Pump action self defense shotguns are by far the most popular but a semi auto assault shotgun has some advantages. A semi auto shotgun is faster to fire, easier to reload and more compact to bring into action. There are 2 semi auto assault type shotguns…the Saiga 12 and the VEPR 12. Both are based on the ultra reliable AK-47 action however the VEPR 12 is a little different.
The VEPR 12 uses the AK-47 action but with some modifications like a swing up dust cover and straight up insert magazine well. The fire controls are also modified. Magazine capacities are 5, 10 and 12.
The VEPR can cycle 12 gauge shotshells as fast as you can pull the trigger. It is pretty amazing.