Kalashnikov USA KS-12T12 Gauge
Kalashnikov USA KS-12T
The Kalashnikov USA KS-12T is an American-made shotgun based on the Saiga-12. (If we can’t import it, we’ll make it ourselves. ‘Merica!) Think of it like a big AK-47, scaled up in size to fit a 12-gauge shotgun shell. HeliBacon’s KS-12T is full-auto converted with a chopped 13” barrel, and fitted to a SilencerCo Salvo-12 suppressor. It makes a big boom, but real quiet like. Some things are done for necessity or convenience, and other things are done just for fun. A suppressed, full-auto, 12-gauge shotgun fits pretty squarely in the latter category.
“Is that a compensator on the end? No it’s a suppressor. We’re not compensating for anything.” – HeliBacon
Originally produced by Molot-Oruzhie Ltd, the VEPR-12 is patterned after the Kalashnikov rifle, but built on the heavier and elongated RPK light machine gun receiver to accommodate the size and power of the 12 gauge cartridge. It can be loaded with detachable box or drum magazines in various sizes and is intended to compete with the Saiga-12 shotgun produced by Izhmash.
“Admittedly, the recoil of full auto 12 gauge is punishing, and we aren’t aware of a single practical use. Still, everyone wants to check that box.” – HeliBacon