Kalashnikov USA launches KUSA shotguns stateside

The KUSA KS-12 series shotguns boast a tactical look on the 12 gauge platform. (Photo: Kalashnikov USA)

The KUSA KS-12 series shotguns boast a tactical look on the 12 gauge platform. (Photo: Kalashnikov USA)

Kalashnikov USA announced the official release of the first KUSA shotguns, the KS-12 and KS-12T, slated to hit the U.S. marketplace.

The company said after extensive testing and extended development, the new models are ready and have begun shipping to U.S. dealers. Chambered in 12 gauge, the semi-automatic, AK style, tactical shotguns feature barrel lengths ranging from 16-inches to 18-inches depending on model. The guns ship with one 10-round magazine.

“We have finally reached the point of being more than satisfied with the remarkable quality and reliability of these products,” CEO of Kalashnikov USA, Brian Skinner said in a press release. “These firearms are truly worthy of the Kalashnikov name. We are extremely proud to introduce these to the market, and are confident of their success in the AK arena.”

The follow-up, the KR-9 9mm platform, is scheduled to be released around the end of the summer according to Kalashnikov USA. The KR-9 will include the KUSA 9mm pistol, the KR-9, the KR-9 carbine and the KR-9 short barreled rifle.

““There will be nothing on the market that will be able to rival these 9mm guns in quality, price, or performance,”  Bill Silver, VP of sales at KUSA, said in a statement.

The KS-12 series is on its way to dealers nationwide with several reporting price tags just under the $1000 mark.