2016 New Guns: Shotguns

Original article was first published on Shooting Illustrated

by Shooting Illustrated Staff – Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Molot VEPR 12-01Combining the ruggedness and reliability of an AK with the effective terminal performance of a shotgun, the Molot VEPR 12-01 offers the convenience of a competition magazine well and a last round bolt-hold-open feature to facilitate fumble-free reloads under stress. The thread pattern on its chrome-lined barrel is also compatible with Saiga muzzle devices.

Gauge: 12 gauge ; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 19 inches
Overall Length: 40 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 14 ounces
MSRP: $724.99
(702) 215-3600 fimegroup.com

Molot VEPR 12-03
Similar to its fixed-stock sibling, the Molot VEPR 12-03 sports a metal, folding buttstock with an ample rubber recoil pad. Best of all, models contain U.S.-made parts to ensure 922r compliance when using any magazine.

Gauge:
 12 gauge ; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 19 inches
Overall Length: 40 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 14 ounces
MSRP: $1,199
(702) 215-3600 fimegroup.com

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