This Elusive Saiga 12 is Tricked Out for Enjoyment (VIDEO)

05/22/19 10:00 AM | by

Saiga 12

Live fire showing shell ejection failure using drum mag. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)

Originally manufactured in Izhevsk, Russia, the Saiga 12 shotgun has its roots deeply planted in the birthplace of its brethren, the iconic AK rifle. The Saiga’s obvious appeal to AK aficionados, combined with its ability to accept a detachable magazine, helped make it an extremely popular shotgun.

Saiga 12 shotguns are patterned after the time tested and reliable AK action, but chambered to accept both 2.75- and 3-inch 12-gauge shells. They also have an adjustable gas system adjust the operation for different types of shells. When Saiga 12s import into the U.S., they arrive no frills, which make them perfect for customization.

Saiga 12

Still shot of Meadows modified Saiga 12. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)

Oklahoma-based Tromix customized this Saiga 12. Their gunsmiths moved the trigger configuration in order to add a folding skeleton stock, added a full rail system equipped with a red dot, fore-grip and handle, and a door-breaching muzzle brake.

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