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Guns 12 caliber with the possibility of automatic fire

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Smooth stem weapon attracts the attention of a very large number of people, because such a weapon is available to any adequate, law-abiding, adult citizen. However, in addition to civilian weapons, there are options for guns, which are called combat. These samples are of even greater interest among the townsfolk, since you can compare the performance characteristics with your gun, be glad that it is better, well, or give up on the fact that it turned out to be worse, not fighting. Among the combat smooth-bore guns there is also an even more interesting category, in my opinion, namely, smooth-bore guns with the possibility of automatic fire. Personally, I find it difficult to imagine such a weapon in action, and I imagine firing it weakly, especially when it comes to the 12 caliber. According to those who happened to get to know him closely, a more effective means of destroying the enemy at short distances does not exist. Let's try to walk on the three most famous models of such weapons.
Shotgun with the ability to conduct automatic fire AA-12.


Guns 12 caliber with the possibility of automatic fireProbably the most famous, or rather the most senior sample of the three described below, is AA-12. Rather, the name "AA-12" is the name of the last version of the gun, and before it was created many other, very different types of smooth-bore weapons, with the possibility of automatic fire. However, some of the weapons options were truly unique and rather bold. But let's start in order to understand how this weapon came into being in the form in which it now exists, and what its predecessors were, which had the right to life with more detailed elaboration.

Based on his experience of the Vietnam War, Maxwell Archisson began developing smooth-bore weapons for combat use in 1970 year. Seeing how effective a smooth-bore weapon can be at short distances and in the jungle, Atisson decided to make the gun even more formidable, giving it the power of automatic fire. Naturally, the designer did not receive the support of such a delusional idea, because for many, both then and now automatic fire from a 12-caliber gun seems delusional and suitable only for people whose strength exceeds the strength of the average person. That is, the weapons were considered “not for everyone,” and therefore they were not given rights to life. The designer did not stop neither that there was no financial assistance from the outside, nor the misunderstanding of his acquaintances, he went to the goal, and very soon he achieved his goal.

Already in 1972, the designer created the first version of the gun with the possibility of automatic fire. In his first model, the designer emphasized that his weapon was cheap to manufacture and easy to maintain, because a number of details in this gun with the possibility of automatic fire were borrowed from other weapon models that were not even worthy of guns. The rest, which could not be transferred from other models, was assembled from the simplest parts, which can be found in large quantities in any garage of the hoard owner. Thus, the receiver of the gun was made in the form of a pipe, inside it was located the shutter of the weapon, which could move practically along the entire length of the pipe, which had a length up to the back of the butt. The trigger was taken by the designer from the M1918 Browning machine gun, the barrel from the 12-caliber rifle, and the forearm from the M16А1 rifle. Ate a sample of detachable single-row stores with a capacity of 5 cartridges. In general, the weapon turned out really very simple and cheap to manufacture, but much more interesting was how it worked.

The one who is familiar with the design of the Browning 1918 machine gun of the year has probably already understood the basic principle of operation of this gun with the possibility of automatic fire. The thing is that Atchisson applied the automatic system with a free shutter, with firing from the open shutter and pinning the cartridge capsule when the shutter rolls. Thus, the designer managed to solve the main problem of such weapons, namely, too much impact when shooting. Not only did the valve have a long enough stroke, it also lost its speed on the way to the breech breech due to the fact that the powder gases pushed the cartridge to it, the speed and weight of which was enough to not only stop the bolt, but also his acceleration in the opposite direction. Thus, it turned out that some of the energy of the powder gases, which pushed the cartridge case out of the chamber, went into stopping the bolt of the weapon and sending it in the opposite direction, which significantly affected the convenience of handling the weapon.

Strong enough recoil of the weapon when conducting automatic fire also created another problem, namely, the loss of the store when firing under the influence of recoil. In order to eliminate this unpleasant moment, the designer introduced an additional element in his weapon, in the form of a guide for the store, which serves as a kind of support for him. This had a negative impact on the reload rate, as the store had to coincide with the guide, but at the same time solved the problem with the loss of stores. On the same sample, the designer tested a magazine with a capacity of 20 cartridges, made in the form of a disk.

In the end, Maxwell Archisson managed to achieve from his first sample almost perfect work, without failures. However, the problem of weapons automation system was that it was limited in the power of the ammunition, in addition, the powder charge, which were valid for use in these weapons and the weight of the projectiles varied within very narrow limits. That, naturally, was the negative moments of the weapon as a whole. Therefore, the designer abandoned the idea of ​​creating a gun with the possibility of automatic fire with such an automation scheme and continued to search further for a solution that would be acceptable to his weapon.

The second version of the smooth-bore gun with the possibility of automatic fire was no less interesting sample. Refusing the scheme with a free gate and a shot from an open gate, the designer decided to make a weapon, relying on a proven and tested scheme with removal of powder gases from the barrel, but to lock the gate not by turning it, but using a locking wedge. The new scheme of automatic weapons operation allowed the use of much more powerful ammunition, as well as expanding the range of cartridges that can be used in weapons, even if they are mixed in the store.

A gas piston was located above the weapon barrel, which pushed the gun bolt back, a tube was placed in the hollow butt of the weapon, in which the bolt moved, compressing the return spring when moving backward and pushed forward. Locking the bore occurs when moving the locking wedge, which is engaged in engagement with the groove under the chamber, thereby locking the bore. Despite the fact that the weapon received a more omnivorous automation system, its recoil increased significantly, and not every person could conduct automatic fire from this type of rifle. The weapons were fed by all of the same stores that were developed in the design of the previous sample.

Thus, this sample was also not suitable for mass production, since the return of this weapon in the conduct of automatic fire was very high. But despite this, the designer decided to dwell on the automation system with the discharge of powder gases from the barrel as the most omnivorous, concentrating all his efforts on solving the problem of high recoil when maintaining automatic fire and he did it, however, it took a lot of time before everything was implemented in the current sample.

Up until 2000, the designer continued to work on his weapon and, eventually, he managed to create a sample that not only worked flawlessly, but also had quite a tolerable return. The main feature of the gun was the presence of two return springs of different rigidity, which interact with each other, stretching the recoil moment. This allowed not only to make the recoil of the weapon more comfortable and to significantly increase the resource of the gun. The shot is made when the barrel is unlocked.

Actually, this particular sample became known as AA-12, and the company was engaged in the production of Military Police System, so that a gun with the ability to conduct automatic fire can be safely called one of the oldest and at the same time one of the youngest guns among the samples presented.

The gun itself is completely made of steel, the plastic case, in fact, serves as something of a protective element from sand and dust penetrating the weapon and is not subjected to absolutely no stress when fired. The sights of the weapon open, adjustable, consist of the rear sight and the front sight mounted on high racks. The device is powered by detachable magazines with a capacity of 8 box-type cartridges and drum magazines with a capacity of 20 cartridges. The weight of the final result of Maxwell Archisson’s work is 4,75 kilograms. The total length of the weapon is slightly less than a meter - 965 millimeters, barrel length 457 millimeters. The rifle can be fed with 12 caliber cartridges with a sleeve length of both 70 millimeters and 76. The rate of fire of the gun when maintaining automatic fire is 360 shots per minute.

I think that the result of the designer’s work is more than worthy of respect, because a person laid out more than 20 years of his life to achieve the goal, while changing the approach to the realization of his weapon, and such devotion is a very rare phenomenon. If we talk about how successful this sample turned out to be, then it is even difficult to describe with words. Just look at how a fragile woman handles this sample or how an elderly person shoots, though not quite effectively, with one hand - all this can be found under the article in the form of a video about a gun with the possibility of automatic fire AA-12.

Shotgun Heckler & Koch CAWS with the ability to conduct automatic fire with a cut-off of three rounds.

This weapon is particularly distinguished among the samples presented in the article. The fact is that CAWS is a gun with the possibility of automatic fire with a cut-off 3 cartridge, in addition, this weapon uses not quite ordinary 12-caliber ammunition. Yes, and the development of this weapon was carried out within the framework of the program of the Ministry of Defense of the USA, so this sample is the result of the work of the best designers, although he had some problems.

In the early 80s of the last century, a program was launched in the United States, the main task of which was to create a smooth-bore 12-gauge weapon capable of using ammunition more powerful than standard 12/70 cartridges, equipped with both classic projectiles and feathered arrows from tungsten alloy. The Heckler & Koch company joined the work on the new weapon, which undertook to sell the weapon, and Winchester was assigned to deal with the ammunition. Naturally, other companies also took part in the work, it was very profitable business, but all the main work was commissioned and implemented by only two arms firms. The result of the work was a rather interesting sample, which, unfortunately, never began to be mass-produced. At the same time, both weapons and ammunition for it had already been created, but the project was frozen due to the fact that it was not possible to obtain the required results from ammunition with an arrow in a container, and this was the main focus of the program, although, in my look, closing this project was a very big mistake.

The weapon is a sample of a smooth-bore gun in a bullpup layout powered by a detachable box magazine with an 10 cartridges capacity. The cartridges themselves are somewhat different ammunition than the usual 12 caliber cartridges. Based on a sleeve of 76 millimeters long, these ammunition are designed for a more powerful powder charge, which the head of a hunting cartridge will not even have in the head. Besides the fact that the cartridge case has thicker walls, the groove has a protruding rim, the purpose of which is to strengthen the design of the sleeve, and also to make it impossible to use the cartridge in a smooth-bore sample of civilian weapons. In general, there were a lot of variants of various ammunition for this weapon, but it makes no sense to list them, since most of them did not meet the expectations, and shotgun and bullet cartridges already exist in a wide variety of variations.

The very same weapon model was built according to a not quite traditional scheme of automation with a short barrel stroke, and the barrel bore is locked when the bolt is turned by engaging it on the barrel, which allows the frame of the weapon to be unloaded. The very same scheme of automation works as follows. When fired, the bolt and barrel of the weapon are coupled together, so the powder gases, pushing the sleeve back, set in motion both the bolt and barrel, causing them to move backward together. The barrel, having a stiffer spring than the one that the slide frame has, begins to more quickly reduce the speed of movement, as a result of which the slide frame overtakes the slide-trunk group, moving backward more quickly. In the slide frame there are curly slots, which include a pin, threaded through the bolt arms. It is thanks to the interaction of these elements, the bolt begins to turn around its axis, leaving the coupling with the barrel. Thus, the barrel of the weapon slowly stops, and the bolt group continues its movement back, removing the cartridge case from the chamber. Having thrown away the spent cartridges, the bolt group continues to move, and its course is much longer than can be found in other types of weapons. This is done in order to stretch the moment of recoil, as well as reduce the rate of fire in automatic mode. While the slide group moves back, the barrel moves forward under the influence of its return spring. Everything is calculated in such a way that the barrel of the weapon is at its front end point exactly when the bolt group arrives at its extreme rear point. Thus, the weight of a moving barrel also compensates at least a little for the recoil force when shooting; something remotely resembling balanced automation is obtained. While the slide group, under the influence of the return spring, begins to move forward, a new cartridge of the weapon is removed from the magazine, and it is sent to the gun chamber. The bolt enters the breech breech and stops, while the slide frame continues its movement for some time. When the bolt carrier moves back, the pin engages through the bolt and shaped notches in the bolt frame, which causes the bolt to turn and engage in the grip with the barrel, which locks the bore of the weapon.

But this is only half the description of the automation of this weapon. The operation scheme of the short-stroke automatics is implemented for ammunition, which is more powerful than the usual 12-caliber hunting cartridges, and will not work with conventional cartridges, since there simply is not enough energy to operate the automation. Nevertheless, the designers also took care of the fact that the weapon would have the opportunity to shoot with conventional 12 / 70 and 12 / 76 ammunition. To do this, the design of weapons provides an additional scheme of automation, namely, automation, built on the use of part of the powder gases discharged from the barrel. A gas engine is installed on the moving barrel, which is included in the work if weak ammunition is used. When to work, and when not, this mechanism determines the inertial valve, which remains closed at a sufficient speed of the barrel of the weapon and opens if the speed of the rollback of the barrel is insufficient. Associated with the bolt carrier rifle gas piston, receiving a portion of the powder gases from the barrel pushes the bolt back, which leads first to turn the bolt and its release from the coupling with the barrel, and then move all the way back and compress the return spring. The barrel of the weapon may not reach its rearmost point, but in any case it will be in the forward position, when the shutter, moving back and throwing out the cartridge case, begins its movement in the opposite direction, removes the new cartridge from the chamber and rests against the breech part of the trunk. Locking is done thanks to all the same figure cutouts on the frame of the bolt and the pin in the bolt. In this rather interesting way, weapons were used to “omnivorous” ammunition; in production, this resulted in a serious amount.

Oddly enough, all this happiness with a double automation system weighs relatively little. The weight of the weapon without ammunition is 3,7-3,86 kilogram, depending on the length of the barrel, which is still the smallest weight among the smooth-bore guns with the possibility of automatic fire. The length of the weapon is equal to 762-988 millimeters back, depending on which barrel is installed in the weapon, but the barrel’s CA can be long from 457 to 685 millimeters. It feeds weapons from detachable box magazines with a capacity of 10 12 / 76 or 12 / 70 cartridges, including those munitions that are specially designed for this weapon. Due to the long stroke of the bolt group, the rifle's rate of fire is 240 rounds per minute, which has a positive effect on the control of the weapon, provided that it is not the largest weight and strong enough recoil.

As noted above, the development of these weapons was already at the final stage, when the US Department of Defense closed down the project. The main objective of the project was the use of feathered sub-caliber tungsten alloy projectiles in order to achieve the highest possible effective range of use of weapons and high accuracy. It was with these munitions that the project had problems, as they did not reach the required characteristics. In general, the project itself was interesting without these patrons. Naturally, the weapon turned out to be quite expensive in production, and it was possible not to count on the large distribution of this sample in view of its specificity, however, in my opinion, it was not worthwhile to completely collapse the development, after all, a lot of money was spent. In the end, this weapon could be deprived of the possibility of automatic fire, and give to the civilian market, along with more powerful ammunition, I think that people would be only glad to such an aggregate. Probably, the US Department of Defense has too much money, since it is so easy to start and close completely expensive projects, receiving minimal benefit from it in the form of experience accumulated by designers.

US-South Korean version of the gun with automatic fire USAS-12.

The latest model, which we consider in this article, is a sample of weapons, which was designed in the walls of a small company Gilbert Equipmnt Co. Or rather, it was designed by one of the designers, John Trevor, but he did not dare to promote his weapon alone. For quite a long time, the company was looking for production facilities to establish mass production of this gun, but no one in the United States was interested in this weapon, understanding its specificity and the fact that it would not pass to the civilian market. In Europe, the company's representatives also pointed to the door. In the end, managed to interest the South Korean company Daewoo, which not only took up the production of these weapons, but also improved them, making them more reliable and comfortable to use.

The main market for weapons became the countries of Asia, and subsequently the United States where the gun was assembled from South Korean parts. There was an attempt to push this model of a smooth-bore gun to the US civilian market as well, but the idea failed, as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Control did not miss this model, suggesting that it should not be automatically fired. And this is the main feature of the weapon, and only due to the presence of the ability of an automatic fire a gun can you forgive some of its other disadvantages. And he has plenty of flaws. First of all it is the heaviest sample among all smooth-bore guns with the possibility of automatic fire, its weight is 5,5 kilogram. However, the large weight of the weapon makes it more manageable when maintaining automatic fire, so here you can look at both sides from all sides. Dimensions of weapons as considerable. The length of the gun is 960 millimeters with a barrel length 460 millimeters. It feeds weapons from detachable magazines with a capacity of 10 12 / 70 or 12 / 76 cartridges or also drum-type magazines with a capacity of 20 cartridges. The rate of fire from the sample is 360 shots per minute.

Interesting is that the sample is easily adaptable for firing from the right shoulder, and from the left. The weapon has duplicated controls on both sides, the shooter himself chooses the side of ejection of the spent cartridge, and the switch is carried out even without disassembling the weapon and can be made in just a second. This question designers worked from and to. The shutter handle is carried far forward, and, in fact, is not the shutter handle, but the handle of the gas piston of a weapon, it can be rearranged both on the left and on the right side. In this case, the handle is not rigidly connected with the details of the weapon and is motionless during firing. Although I would still not count on complete immobility, as anything happens and the handle that was motionless, for example due to the work hardening, can become very mobile and move along with the shutter. So it’s better not to insert your fingers under the shutter handle. Sights gun open. The rear sight is mounted on the handle for carrying weapons, on which alternative sighting devices can be mounted, the front sight is mounted on a high stand. There are no elements that would be adjusted to the anatomy of the shooter, the weapon does not have.

As is already clear from what is written above, the basis for the operation of the USAS-12 automatic rifle was a scheme using powder gases from the barrel. Speaking honestly, a lot of decisions in this weapon were “licked off” by the AA-12 gun, although what was used in AA-12 was also features of more than one weapon, so to say that something was redrawn still can not. In order to ensure a more comfortable return in firing back, the long stroke of the weapon’s shutter is used, as well as the accumulation of a pulse by the interaction of two springs of different rigidity and length. Actually, all this can be seen from the butt of the weapon, which is, at first glance, unjustified thickness. Locking the barrel of a weapon occurs when you turn the bolt and its engagement with the breech for the protrusions.

It was interesting to solve the problem of the ejection of the store when maintaining automatic fire from weapons recoil. Unlike AA-12, where the gun shop rests against the guide behind it, the gun shop is installed in a more familiar way to the USAS-12. This is facilitated by the fact that the gun itself has a decent weight, which makes the return is not so sharp, as well as the design of the gun, in which the store "sits" quite deeply into the weapon.

Generally speaking, the weapon turned out quite good. Despite the fact that it has a fairly large weight, it is much more convenient in comparison with the previous versions, since it has a lower recoil when firing in automatic mode. Plus, the South Korean company has taken care that the production of weapons was as cheap as possible and at the same time the quality of the gun did not suffer. It is also interesting that some variants of this smooth-bore gun are even equipped with bipods when using bullet cartridges, and besides bipods, a lot of things can be hung on the weapon. However, this does not make the USAS gun less specific than it is. Too big and heavy, this weapon loses its main advantage, namely, effective use in confined spaces, or rather getting into the enemy remains all the same effective, but the maneuverability of the fighter suffers and suffers very much. However, this disadvantage is inherent in all three models of smooth-bore guns with the possibility of automatic fire, which are described in this article.

In general, such a weapon, in my opinion, fully justifies its existence. The only thing that confuses is the dimensions of common samples and their weight. Apparently, not all designers understand that small dimensions are the indisputable plus of similar samples. Although it would be much more difficult to implement the same automation schemes in a more compact weapon with the preservation of tolerable recoil, the designers also tried far from all options for reducing the recoil of the weapon while maintaining automatic fire. In general, we will be waiting for new versions of this undeniably useful type of weapon, but this time such ones from which it would not be terrible to shoot. Well, I would like, of course, to see domestic developments in smooth-bore guns with the possibility of automatic fire.




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  1. Andron24
    Andron24 24 January 2013 07: 37 New
    +2
    Soon a machine gun under 12 gauge will think of making laughing
    1. igordok
      igordok 24 January 2013 09: 36 New
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      Already done, true amateur

      http://www.ohotniki.ru/video/2833-samodelnyiy-pulemet-na-patronah-12-kalibra.htm
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    2. igordok
      igordok 24 January 2013 09: 38 New
      +4
      Already done, though amateur.

      http://www.ohotniki.ru/video/2833-samodelnyiy-pulemet-na-patronah-12-kalibra.htm
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    3. Pharao7766
      Pharao7766 29 January 2013 09: 13 New
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      belay
      Samopal already built this!
      Moreover, delays along the way due to inflation of the sleeve ...
      http://bashtube.ru/video/245971/
    4. Hot Dog
      Hot Dog 5 September 2013 17: 49 New
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      I always wondered why our designers did not produce (at least in prototypes, concepts) Saiga-12 shotguns with the possibility of automatic firing, but converted to the so-called balanced automation (such as the AK-107 assault rifle) ?! Fantasy is probably not enough! The fact is that, thanks to the “Kalashnikovskiy” automation system, Saiga-12 inherited not only the greatest reliability, but also strong recoil and spoilage, which makes the implementation of automatic fire hardly possible! However, balanced automation on the principle of damping returns by balancing the energy of movement of moving parts of a weapon for a gun is exactly that! The only minus will be some weighting of the gun, but there is a plus in this: weakening the recoil energy from the shot itself and better handling of the weapon. All that remains is to create a strong high-capacity drum shop, and now the weapon for the special forces (especially for the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the FSB) is ready!
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  2. Andron24
    Andron24 24 January 2013 07: 53 New
    +2
    It is not clear why such firepower is needed. 12 gauge, and even + automatic fire. If only for indoor use ...
    But even with such dimensions, it will be difficult to cope with such a colossus and even the return be healthy. This weapon is likely to have a very narrow specialization. All the same, semi-automatic guns are a compromise between firepower, compactness and reliability.
    1. Krilion
      Krilion 24 January 2013 08: 46 New
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      Quote: Andron24
      But even with such dimensions, it will be difficult to cope with such a colossus and even the return be healthy.


      oddly enough, the return on the AA-12 is small and almost zero ...



      in addition, for some reason, the article does not mention saiga-12



      Russian ruzhbike, it seems to me, is out of competition here ....
      1. scrabler
        24 January 2013 11: 44 New
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        Honestly, I didn’t know that there was a Saigi variant with automatic fire, thank you very much hi
        1. the47th
          the47th 26 January 2013 19: 08 New
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          Quote: scrabler
          Honestly, I didn’t know that there was a Saigi variant with automatic fire, thanks a lot hi

          And this is not an option. This is an American, one might say, artisanal alteration.
      2. Denzel13
        Denzel13 24 January 2013 13: 34 New
        +2
        Yeah, it’s hard to compete with Saiga.
      3. Sanches
        Sanches 24 January 2013 19: 48 New
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        Krilion Today, 08: 46
        Russian ruzhbike, it seems to me, is out of competition here ....
        Americans write that USAS-12 is better than AA-12, and Saiga-12 is better than both fellow
      4. the47th
        the47th 25 January 2013 15: 36 New
        +1
        Quote: Krilion
        Russian ruzhbike, it seems to me, is out of competition here ....

        In addition to recoil. Around the target flies only the first cartridge. Yes, and the police prefer to use the PP, rather than Saigu.
    2. LION
      LION 24 January 2013 10: 03 New
      +3
      Trench gun. Like the Americans in WWII. Stripping, melee, plus a variety of ammunition (buckshot, bullet, rubber bullet). Who will translate, what kind of ammunition with stabilizers?
      1. scrabler
        24 January 2013 19: 11 New
        +1
        A little lower I wrote on them + video smile
    3. lotus04
      lotus04 24 January 2013 10: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: Andron24
      It is not clear why such firepower is needed. 12 gauge, and even + automatic fire. If only for indoor use ...


      Yes, flies. Yes, in schools they like to shoot, but in offices ...
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 24 January 2013 15: 52 New
        +2
        Judging by the video, Saigi’s recoil is much more powerful than that of AA12, but it’s much more compact and lighter. Confused that Saigi shutter wedges.
        1. cth; fyn
          cth; fyn 24 January 2013 16: 32 New
          +1
          This is due to the deformation of the sleeve, so automation has nothing to do with it.
          1. bazilio
            bazilio 24 January 2013 17: 54 New
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            Quote: cth; fyn
            This is due to the deformation of the sleeve, so automation has nothing to do with it.

            yes, you are right, the sleeve is plastic, it would be metal, it would jam much less
  3. Kolovrat77
    Kolovrat77 24 January 2013 08: 34 New
    +1
    I do not see smooth-bore weapons (automatic, self-loading, magazine, single-shot, muzzle-loading) in army structures. Maybe in the divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, although as far as I know, a rifled pump-action carbine was adopted there.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 24 January 2013 11: 27 New
      +2
      Carabiner special KS-23

      Special carbine KS-23M with the butt removed.

      Special carbine KS-23, view of the muzzle. Well cut grooves of the bore.

      The basic range of ammunition for the KS-23 carbine includes the following types of cartridges:

      23mm blank cartridge for throwing over-caliber grenades.
      23mm cartridge "Barricade" with a steel bullet designed to destroy "the main units of vehicles in order to stop them", i.e. for shooting at engines and wheels
      23mm "Volna-R" cartridge of traumatic action with a rubber bullet. According to the instructions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the use of such cartridges at ranges of less than 40 meters is prohibited due to the possibility of causing serious injuries; the maximum effective firing range is about 70 meters
      23mm cartridge "Bird cherry-7M" with gas grenade stuffed with CN irritant. Maximum effective firing range up to 150 meters.
      23mm cartridge "Lilac-7" with a gas grenade stuffed with CS irritant. Maximum effective firing range up to 150 meters
      23mm round "Zvezda" with shock light and sound grenade
      23mm shrapnel-10 and Shrapnel-25 cartridges with buckshot; the number in the index indicates the maximum declared effective range
      36mm bird cherry-6 grenade stuffed with CN irritant. It is fired from a muzzle mortar "Nozzle-6" with a blank cartridge. Maximum effective firing range up to 200 meters
      82mm bird cherry-12 grenade of increased efficiency, stuffed with CN irritant. Used mainly in open areas. The "Nozzle-12" mortar is fired with a blank cartridge. The maximum effective firing range is up to 120 meters.
      1. Kibb
        Kibb 24 January 2013 11: 52 New
        +5
        Quote: PSih2097
        special arabin KS-23, view of the muzzle. Well cut grooves of the bore.
        By the way, this is the barrel of an air gun
    2. iwanniegrozny
      iwanniegrozny 24 January 2013 14: 00 New
      +3
      The article in the first film says that this is a melee weapon, primarily for urban conditions (well, along the way, for the jungle, for example), which is guaranteed to disable the target. For this, I thought. If the army is now involved under constant conditions in conducting assault operations in the city, then why not equip it with such weapons (not all, of course, but a couple of people in the unit)?
      1. Kolovrat77
        Kolovrat77 24 January 2013 16: 01 New
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        a couple of people in the unit

        In a battalion, company, platoon or squad?
        1. Kolovrat77
          Kolovrat77 24 January 2013 17: 14 New
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          For what a minus. I really do not see the smoothbore in the army unit. Suppose you give two trunks to the compartment, so you need to pick up two Kalash or add two soldiers. Both options are not acceptable.
    3. karbofos
      karbofos 24 January 2013 16: 30 New
      0
      absolutely right, KS-23. pump action. happened to shoot. gas
  4. Strezhevchanin
    Strezhevchanin 24 January 2013 09: 45 New
    +4
    The bolt is clear, because our carbines are bought for their winners, and the lots have been increased (it costs a penny and reliability is at a level and ammunition is nowhere easier),
    Then Drugan bought a hammer ......... nice thing good
  5. avt
    avt 24 January 2013 09: 48 New
    +1
    Good review good In my opinion, an automatic shotgun is still an excess. No doubt, the designs are interesting. But how about practical use? Well, not attacking the same time since the 1st world mow!? A pump or our saiga with a wild boar is more practical, but this is only my opinion.
    1. iwanniegrozny
      iwanniegrozny 24 January 2013 14: 01 New
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      for battle at extremely short distances in urban, for example, conditions. Do not mow the attacking chains - the distance of the fire will be small, besides there are machine guns for this
    2. Sanches
      Sanches 24 January 2013 19: 55 New
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      avt Today, 09: 48
      Good review. In my opinion, an automatic shotgun is still an excess. No doubt, the designs are interesting. But how about practical use? Well, not attacking the same time since the 1st world mow!? A pump or our saiga with a wild boar is more practical, but this is only my opinion.
      This is for the unknown what awaits around the corner. There is no need to aim - 3 panic shots, and the corner unknown is defeated. The enemy will simply blow away to distant lands. And the automatic saiga is really more practical, even Amerian potreoty sure
  6. borisst64
    borisst64 24 January 2013 10: 33 New
    -2
    What can I say. Whatever the child would entertain ...
    1. scrabler
      24 January 2013 19: 10 New
      +2
      I think that there are no offers without demand, since they are made, it means that they are really needed. The weapon is specific, I agree, but as a means of dealing with heavy bulletproof vests, which were punctured by opponents who need 5,45 to one place, in confined spaces, in the city limits is a very good version of a weapon. You can shoot optionally with a shot, bullets in smooth-bore guns only go that way. I was going to write about a gun that uses 12,7x99 cartridges, this is really a useless weapon laughing
  7. Evgeny_Lev
    Evgeny_Lev 24 January 2013 11: 22 New
    +3
    Very impressed with the ammunition with wings. Make it comulative or just armor-piercing subcaliber)), armored personnel carriers can be taken out in the trash.
    1. scrabler
      24 January 2013 12: 15 New
      +2
      These "winged" bullets are called FRAG 12:
  8. azlok
    azlok 24 January 2013 12: 35 New
    +2
    Saiga 12
    http://youtu.be/j_W1pLT7xSA
  9. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 24 January 2013 14: 18 New
    +1
    And where is the Italian benelli? they are also automatic.
  10. USNik
    USNik 24 January 2013 14: 53 New
    +1
    Let's try to walk in three most famous models of similar weapons.
    I heard about the last two for the first time, and the most famous Benelli M4 Super 90 was not mentioned at all, why would it?
    1. scrabler
      24 January 2013 18: 19 New
      +1
      So it does not have the ability to conduct automatic fire:
      1. marshes
        marshes 24 January 2013 18: 31 New
        0
        Technically, the Benelli M4 Super90 is a self-loading magazine gun. Automation drive - exhaust gases into two gas cylinders symmetrically located under the barrel, with two gas pistons and rods, for greater reliability. Locking the barrel - turning the shutter, 2 combat stops. The chamber is made under cartridges with a length of 3 inches (76 mm), however, the gun is designed to work reliably also with cartridges 2.75 inches (70 mm) in length without any adjustment.
        1. scrabler
          24 January 2013 18: 52 New
          +1
          Correctly, self-loading, that is, reloading weapons is carried out automatically, but only a single fire is possible. Just like in pistols, self-loading does not mean that it can conduct automatic fire. Examples: SCS - Simonov self-loading carbine; SPS - Self-loading pistol Serdyukov and so on.
          1. marshes
            marshes 24 January 2013 19: 22 New
            0
            And, sense, to shoot bursts, such ammunition?
            1. scrabler
              24 January 2013 20: 59 New
              +2
              Well, they asked why there wasn’t this gun in the review, so I answer why it wasn’t) And in automatic mode, you can shoot at least to pressure the enemy psychologically, and then very good targets will be hit from the brick wall with an 2-4 shot bullet cartridge, in general, you can find application smile
  11. bazilio
    bazilio 24 January 2013 15: 32 New
    +3
    As many have already said above, an automatic assault shotgun is a necessary weapon. To the author +.
  12. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 24 January 2013 19: 44 New
    0
    Jackhammer forgot !!!
    Pancor Jackhammer is the most popular and famous of automation, more noticeable is the current USAS-12)))

    Jackhammer is an automatic shotgun manufactured by the American company Pancor Corporation. It was developed by John Andersen in 1978, the first prototype was released in 1985, the first tests were carried out in the 1990s. Only a few working prototypes were built, and the Jackhammer was not adopted. The weapon is a self-loading revolving gun, made according to the "bullpup" scheme, chambered for 12 caliber. The cartridges are placed in a removable cassette made in the form of a drum. The Jackhammer automatic combat smoothbore gun was developed by the American John Andersen since the early 1980s, specifically as a military model. In 1984, Andersen patented the basic design, on the basis of which all further developments of this weapon went. In total, only a few prototypes were produced, which were tested in the 1990s, but did not generate any significant interest from potential buyers - the military and the police. To date, the status of the Jackhammer project, according to the Janes publishing house, is "development completed", however, the production of this weapon is out of the question and probably will never go - Jackhammer will forever remain only in the form of a few prototypes (which, by and large, is not surprising, considering some of its design features described below). The gun was originally advertised under the "sign" of the Pancor Corporation, and later - Mark Three Corporation (which had in its arsenal a number of no less original and equally unsuccessful developments in the field of small arms).



    PS I don’t know how to insert or upload pictures here, so without an image, sorry (((
  13. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 24 January 2013 19: 49 New
    +4
    Jackhammer forgot !!!
    Pancor Jackhammer is the most popular and famous of automation, more noticeable is the current USAS-12)))

    Jackhammer is an automatic shotgun manufactured by the American company Pancor Corporation. It was developed by John Andersen in 1978, the first prototype was released in 1985, the first tests were carried out in the 1990s. Only a few working prototypes were built, and the Jackhammer was not adopted. The weapon is a self-loading revolving gun, made according to the "bullpup" scheme, chambered for 12 caliber. The cartridges are placed in a removable cassette made in the form of a drum. The Jackhammer automatic combat smoothbore gun was developed by the American John Andersen since the early 1980s, specifically as a military model. In 1984, Andersen patented the basic design, on the basis of which all further developments of this weapon went. In total, only a few prototypes were produced, which were tested in the 1990s, but did not generate any significant interest from potential buyers - the military and the police. To date, the status of the Jackhammer project, according to the Janes publishing house, is "development completed", however, the production of this weapon is out of the question and probably will never go - Jackhammer will forever remain only in the form of a few prototypes (which, by and large, is not surprising, considering some of its design features described below). The gun was originally advertised under the "sign" of the Pancor Corporation, and later - Mark Three Corporation (which had in its arsenal a number of no less original and equally unsuccessful developments in the field of small arms).
    1. scrabler
      25 January 2013 01: 00 New
      +3
      But they have not forgotten))) A separate article will be about him that will be associated with an anti-personnel mine. It would seem where is the connection? But there is a connection, and which one will be written in the article smile
      1. Jarilo
        Jarilo 3 February 2013 04: 00 New
        0
        And ROTESTA is from South Africa
        Per article +
  14. understudy
    understudy 25 January 2013 00: 58 New
    0
    Fun stuff. But it seems that weapons should be served by two numbers, like RPG-7. If you are alone, then you are tormented by carrying ammunition and equipping shops. repeat
    1. scrabler
      25 January 2013 01: 02 New
      +2
      It seems to me that the smoothbore, as a military weapon, will still show itself in the coming years 5-10. There feathered arrow, sleeveless ammunition and there will be a song good
      1. avt
        avt 25 January 2013 17: 40 New
        0
        Quote: scrabler
        It seems to me that the smoothbore, as a military weapon, will still show itself in the next 5-10 years. There feathered arrow, shellless ammunition and there will be a song good

        Already - laughing 125mm in the T-72 laughing laughing just remove the sleeve laughing
    2. Sanches
      Sanches 25 January 2013 07: 47 New
      0
      An RPG and a shotgun are like an elephant and a pig. Heavy - yes, overall - yes, impressive weight of ammunition - yes, but damn it is not so !!
  15. eye276
    eye276 30 January 2013 01: 12 New
    +1
    it’s possible to use this not only in the city, I think it’s not too bad for suppression too, but of course you should try anyway, but this is a theory although the bourgeois don’t take a shot at them in the army