Charles Daly Field Hunter Semiautomatic

     Notes: Manufactured for Charles Daly by Fabarm of Italy, the Field Hunter is a gas-operated semiautomatic shotgun with metal parts made mostly of Ergal-55 aluminum.  This metal is strong yet light, making the weapon lightweight yet able to handle magnum shells.  The barrel is of chrome-molybdenum steel, strong enough for steel shot, and equipped with MC-3 interchangeable chokes (a set of three different chokes).  Furthermore, the barrel may be removed and replaced with a 24-inch rifled barrel for use with slugs.  The barrels are equipped with a ventilated sighting rib.  The stock and fore-end are made from impact-resistant plastic, either black or in a camouflage pattern (with Field Hunter Camo versions not having a 30-inch barrel option), and having a pistol grip wrist and rubber recoil pad on the butt. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This shotgun does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Field Hunter (24” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.1 kg

5 Tubular

$727

Field Hunter (26” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.17 kg

5 Tubular

$738

Field Hunter (28” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.23 kg

5 Tubular

$748

Field Hunter (30” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.3 kg

5 Tubular

$758

(Rifled Barrel)

NA

0.89 kg

NA

$122

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Field Hunter (24”, 2.75”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

52

Field Hunter (26”, 2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

57

Field Hunter (28”, 2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Field Hunter (30”, 2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

67

Field Hunter (24”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

59

Field Hunter (26”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

65

Field Hunter (28”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Field Hunter (30”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

76

Field Hunter (Rifled Barrel, 2.75”)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

82

Field Hunter (Rifled Barrel, 3”)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

98

 

Charles Daly Field Slug Semiautomatic

     Notes: Though designed specifically for firing shotgun slugs, the short barrel of this shotgun is a smoothbore and is suitable for firing shot shells.  The Field Slug has leaf-type folding rear sights and a ramp front sight, with no sighting rib.  The furniture of the gun is made from impact-resistant plastic with a pistol grip wrist (black in color); the receiver is of Ergal-55 aluminum, and the barrel of chrome-molybdenum steel.  The metalwork may be finished in matte black or nickel-plated. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This shotgun does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Field Slug

12 Gauge 3”

3 kg

5 Tubular

$642

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Field Slug

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

5

Nil

54

 

Charles Daly Maxi-Mag

     Notes: This semiautomatic shotgun is called the “Maxi-Mag” due to its chambering, which is for 12 gauge 3.5” shells.  (The Maxi-Mag is also capable of chambering and firing 2.75” and 3” shells.)  It is designed primarily for turkey hunting, though other hunting is certainly possible.  The barrel is relatively short compared to other fowling shotguns, and the shotgun is fairly light and easy to tote around despite the chambering.  This is possible due to the construction; stocks are made from synthetic material (overprinted with Realtree Hardwoods HD or Advantage Timber HD camouflage patterns), and many of the other structural parts are made from light steel.  The sights are HiViz/TriViz combination Turkey/Deer sights.  The stock is supplied with a thick recoil pad on the butt.  The weapon is not drilled and tapped for a scope as delivered, the top of the shotgun allows plenty of room to do so if this is desired. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This shotgun does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Maxi-Mag

12 Gauge 2.75”, 3”, and 3.5”

3.35 kg

7, 7, or 5 Tubular

$811

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Maxi-Mag (2.75”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

52

Maxi-Mag (3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

59

Maxi-Mag (3.5”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

5

Nil

65

 

Charles Daly Superior Sport Semiautomatic

     Notes: This is a 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun with interchangeable barrels; one has compensator ports near the muzzle, and one does not.  The barrel also has MC-3 interchangeable chokes, and a sighting rib with a fluorescent fiberoptic front sight bead.  The metalwork is of chrome-molybdenum steel.  The stock is of select Turkish walnut, with a pistol grip wrist.  A variant of this shotgun is the Superior Trap; this shotgun has long barrels with compensators, and a Monte Carlo stock.  It is otherwise the same as the Superior Sport.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These shotguns do not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Superior Sport (28” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.2 kg

5 Tubular

$734

Superior Sport (30” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.25 kg

5 Tubular

$744

Superior Trap (30” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.3 kg

5 Tubular

$769

Superior Trap (32” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.4 kg

5 Tubular

$779

Compensated Barrel (28”)

NA

0.89 kg

NA

$167

Compensated Barrel (30”)

NA

0.95 kg

NA

$177

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Superior Sport (28”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Superior Sport (30”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

76

Superior Sport (28”, Compensated)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

70

Superior Sport (30”, Compensated)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

76

Superior Trap (30”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

76

Superior Trap (32”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

9

4

Nil

82

 

Childers

     Notes: The Childers Shotgun was the result of experiments by Special Operations Warfare Center at China Lake to develop a weapon for use by SEAL teams in Vietnam.  The Childers was an early example of a semiautomatic box magazine-fed shotgun.  The magazine feed was from the top.  (There were provisions for belt feeding, but the requisite adaptors were apparently never produced).  The weapon was a strange blow-forward-type weapon, gas operated with a fixed bolt and a moving barrel to cycle the weapon and feed the chamber.  A variety of special ammunition types were planned, including flares, tear gas, and HE rounds, but none were ever actually produced; other types of special ammunition already existing can be fired from the Childers.  Limited quantities were tested by SEALs in Vietnam, but though they liked the firepower, they did not appreciate the bulk and awkwardness of the weapon (especially the top-mounted magazine).  It is presented here as an interesting “what-if.”

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Childers

12 Gauge 3”

5.76 kg

10, 20

$1135

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Childers

SA

4/1d6x24/2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

36

 

Destructive Devices DDI-12

     Notes: Essentially a US-Made Russian Saiga shotgun, the DDI-12 replaces much of the Saiga’s furniture with Magpul furniture, but generally retains the Saiga’s design.  There are also some modifications, such as the charging handle on the left side of the receiver, an AR-type selector lever, an AR Mil-Spec buffer tube, and a fiberoptic front sight and adjustable peep rear sight.  The bolt locks open upon empty. The rear sight is mounted on the receiver cover instead of being forward like on the standard Saiga.  The 18,5-inch barrel is chrome-lined, and is not in its standard form tipped with any muzzle device; however, there is a cap which protects threads, allowing the mounting of brakes, flash suppressors, choke types, or other such muzzle attachments.  The gas regulator has four positions, allowing reliable firing in different conditions of dirt and fouling or non-standard loads being fired.  The sling swivels allow the DDI-12 to use standard or tactical slings.  The stock may be a standard polymer AK-type stock, or an M4-type collapsible stock, the handguard is an MOE AK setup, and the pistol grip is a Magpul MOE grip which is ergonomic, rubberized, and has a compartment for batteries or other such small items.  The DDI-12 comes with an AK-type lift-side-mounted optics mount.

     The DDI-12 can use standard Saiga magazines in addition to those made by DDI and aftermarket polymer, alloy, aluminum, and steel magazines, though some aftermarket magazines have been reported to require minor fitting or modification to fit.  (The manufacturer supplies two 5-round magazines.) One advantage of the DDI-12 is that the real-world price is much less than competing designs.

     Some shooters have had problems with cracking and breaking bolts, but this does appear to be a rare issue and DDI is quite willing to replace defective bolts and bolt carriers.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

DDI-12 (Fixed Stock)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.86 kg

2, 5, 8, 10, 20D

$578

DDI-12 (Sliding Stock)

12 Gauge 2.75”

4 kg

2, 5, 8, 10, 20D

$598

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

DDI-12 (Fixed Stock)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

6

4

Nil

39

DDI-12 (Sliding Stock)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

5/6

4

Nil

39

 

Harrington & Richardson Excell Auto 5

     Notes: The Excell Auto 5 is a semiautomatic recoil-operated shotgun which is designed for hunting (primarily bird hunting).  There are several models, but almost all have a barrel topped by a ventilated sighting rib; this rib comes with bead or fiberoptic sights (depending on the model), and the weapon is fairly lightweight.  All have a thick rubber recoil pad.  The Excell Auto 5 Synthetic has a 28-inch barrel with four interchangeable chokes (Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified, and Full) and a synthetic stock and fore-end in black.  It has bead sights.  The Excell Auto 5 Walnut is virtually identical except for the walnut stock and fore-end, and slightly differing weight and cost (in game terms).  The Excell Auto 5 Waterfowl is virtually identical to the Synthetic, except for the camouflage finish to its stock and fore-end, and is identical to the Synthetic for game purposes.  The Excell Auto 5 Turkey has a short 22-inch barrel, the same interchangeable chokes, a synthetic camouflage stock and fore-end, and fiberoptic sights instead of a sighting rib.  The Excell Auto 5 Combo has a 28-inch shotgun barrel, and an exchange rifled barrel 24 inches long.  The shotgun barrel has a sighting rib with a bead front sight; the rifled barrel has fiberoptic sights and no sighting rib.  The stock is black synthetic, and when equipped with the shotgun barrel, it is identical to the Synthetic for game purposes.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Introduced in 2005, the Excell Auto 5 does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Excell Auto 5 Synthetic

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.18 kg

5 Tubular

$747

Excell Auto 5 Walnut

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.27 kg

5 Tubular

$738

Excell Auto 5 Turkey

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.04 kg

5 Tubular

$716

Excell Auto 5 Combo (Shot Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.18 kg

5 Tubular

$747

Excell Auto 5 Combo (Rifled Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.09 kg

5 Tubular

$726

Combo Rifled Barrel

N/A

1.14 kg

N/A

$122

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Excell Auto 5 Synthetic (2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Excell Auto 5 Synthetic (3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Excell Auto 5 Walnut (2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Excell Auto 5 Walnut (3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Excell Auto 5 Turkey (2.75”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

47

Excell Auto 5 Turkey (3”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

54

Excell Auto 5 Combo (2.75” Rifled)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

82

Excell Auto 5 Combo (3” Rifled)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

98

 

High Standard Supermatic

     Notes: The Supermatic is a shotgun designed at the time to be light in weight and inexpensive IRL.  It is more commonly known by the numerous companies through which it was sold, such as Sears and JC Higgins. The Supermatic was cheap and it showed -- dirt is the bane of its existence and the metal parts are made of a rare steel alloy which is not used often largely because it is prone to breakage.  It has not been made for 30 years, and parts are difficult to find, and often have to be fabricated from scratch (where they do not necessarily mix favorably with the parts already on the gun). Loading and unloading could be problematic, with the magazine tube being difficult to load the last round.  Magazine capacity is also not high. However, the Supermatic is not junk; it just takes someone with solid gunsmithing skills.  When clean, it shoots very well and accurate. The action is gas-operated semiautomatic; it is also hammerless.

     The Supermatic Field  is, as might be guessed from the name, designed for hunting and fowling, and a bit long for home defense. It is rather light for its size and recoil can be punishing. In 12 Gauge, the barrels may be 26 inches with improved cylinder choke; 28 inches with either Modified or Full choke; or 30 inches with Full choke.  In 20 gauge, barrels are limited to 26 or 28 inches. External metalwork is blued and the stock is plain walnut with a semi-pistol grip. The grip is checkered, while the fore-end has a gripping groove.  The butt has a hard rubber plate which is textured for grip. The Supermatic Special is the same as the Field, but has an adjustable choke on the muzzle and a 27-inch barrel.

     The Supermatic Deluxe Rib similar to the Field, but is more deluxe, and with a ventilated sighting rib. Only 28-inch barrel versions were made, and for game purposes it is identical to the Field. The Supermatic Trap has only a 30-inch barrel and comes in 12 Gauge magnum only. The Supermatic Trophy differs only in small ways to the Special, and is the same for game purposes; it is the Special for game purposes.  The Supermatic Skeet is similar to the Field, but limited to a 26-inch barrel with a Skeet choke,  It has a ventilated sighting rib.  It is comes with a 36-inch barrel with a Full choke in 12 gauge only. The Supermatic Duck is the only member of the series with a recoil pad on the butt, and is the only model which has a version that fires 12 gauge magnum shells. It was made only with a 30-inch barrel with a Full choke. The Supermatic Duck Rib is the same as the Duck, but with a ventilated sighting rib; for game purposes it is identical to the Duck.  The Trap is also identical to the Duck for game purposes,'

     The Shadow is sort of a deluxe variant, furbished in flat black with dark wood. It has a fore-end ribbed like a pump-action shotgun.  Chambering may be regular gauge or magnum gauge. It's butt has a recoil pad.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Supermatic Field (26" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.41 kg

4 Tubular

$607

Supermatic Field (28" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.5 kg

4 Tubular

$617

Supermatic Field (30" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.58 kg

4 Tubular

$627

Supermatic Field (26" Barrel)

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.23 kg

4 Tubular

$476

Supermatic Field (28" Barrel)

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.31 kg

4 Tubular

$466

Supermatic Field (26" Barrel)

20 Gauge 3"

3.31 kg

3 Tubular

$505

Supermatic Field (28" Barrel)

20 Gauge 3"

3.41 kg

3 Tubular

$515

Supermatic Special

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.6 kg

4 Tubular

$612

Supermatic Special

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.51 kg

4 Tubular

$481

Supermatic Special

20 Gauge 3"

3.61 kg

3 Tubular

$502

Supermatic Duck

12 Gauge 3"

3.69 kg

3 Tubular

$662

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Supermatic Field (12 GA, 2.75", 26")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

8

3

Nil

57

Supermatic Field (12 GA, 2.75", 28")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Supermatic Field (12 GA, 2.75", 30")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

67

Supermatic Field (20 GA, 2.75", 26")

SA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

48

Supermatic Field (20 GA, 2.75", 28")

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

59

Supermatic Field (20 GA, 2.75", 27")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

6

Nil

59

 Supermatic Special (20 GA, 2.75", 27")

SA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

50

Supermatic Special (20 GA, 3", 27")

SA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

60

Supermatic Duck (12 GA, 3", 30")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

79

 

High Standard M-10A/M-10B

     Notes:  The M-10A and M-10B are the Flite King shotguns turned into bullpup designs.  The Flite King has had its stock removed and the action encased in a high-impact plastic shell.  The shell is designed to allow the weapon to be easily fired one-handed or two-handed, and it is a short, handy weapon.  A big minus is the small magazine; it is a tubular underbarrel magazine holding only 4 rounds.  Another minus is that the M-10 can be rather unreliable, especially when firing non-magnum rounds.  The difference between the M-10A and M-10B are that the M-10A has an integral carrying handle, while the M-10B has a folding carrying handle.  There are a few police departments using the M-10, but most are curiosity items in the hands of collectors.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-10

12 Gauge (2 1/2”, 2 3/4”)

3.63 kg

4 Tubular

$560

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-10 (2 1/2”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

4

4

Nil

36

M-10 (2 3/4”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

4

4

Nil

35

 

High Standard M-60

     Notes: Also known as the “HS-60” and “High Standard Riot Gun,” the Model 60 was designed by Bob Hillberg shortly after World War 2 for military, police, and home defense use.  (The Model 60 was actually first sold in 1954 by Sears, and was known as the JC Higgins Model 60 for about the first year.)  Bob Hillberg was one of the first firearms designers to make gas operation in a shotgun work properly, and the Model 60 was one of his first commercial designs. 

     The Model 60 was based on the pump-action Model 20, but of course heavily-modified internally for use with the semiautomatic gas operation system.  However, the stock, barrel, bolt, and trigger mechanism are identical to that of the Model 20, and the receiver virtually identical.  The gas operation caused less felt recoil, at a time when most semiautomatic shotguns were recoil-operated and had a lot of kick. 

     The Model 60 had virtually no sales to the military (despite the fact that a version specifically designed for the military was developed), and most sales went to police departments and civilians.  Metalwork was of steel, with a walnut buttstock and fore-end.  The standard barrel is 18 inches, but many have turned up with 18.5 inches.  The origin of these versions is unknown (the Model 60 was never built by High Standard with an 18.5-inch barrel), but it is believed that the slight barrel extension may have been made by local gunsmiths to satisfy certain local regulations in California for civilian shotguns at the time.  Many are also found with their tubular magazines plugged at 4 rounds (or less), the plug is removable by anyone with Gunsmithing skill; the task is Difficult.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-60 (18” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.63 kg

7 Tubular

$622

M-60 (18.5” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.64 kg

7 Tubular

$625

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-60 (18”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

6

4

Nil

38

M-60 (18.5”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

6

4

Nil

39

 

Ithaca Mag-10

     Notes: The Mag-10 was built from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. The Mag-10 was designed for law enforcement, to provide antivehicular stopping power and to put a definite hurt on criminals.  However, it has seen large use by criminals against police; for example, it is good for shooting a hole in a door to kill police who are outside.  It is a gas-operated weapon, which can digest most 10-gauge super magnum loads and types. It is also a heavy shotgun, and the huge ammunition means a small magazine.  The stock is simple walnut, with shallow semi-pistol grip and checkering on that and the fore-end. The butt has a recoil pad. Metal finish is deep blued. The barrel is 32 inches. The Mag-10 Deluxe has better quality wood and finish, the Mag-10 Deluxe even more so.  The Roadblocker has a 21-inch barrel, a vapor-blasted finish on the metalwork, and a plain stock.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mag-10

10 Gauge 3.5"

5.22 kg

3 Tubular

$992

Mag-10 Roadblocker

10 Gauge 3.5"

4.9 kg

3 Tubular

$909

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mag-10

SA

5/1d6x44 or 2d6x12 or 3d6x4

2-4-Nil/Nil or Nil or 1-Nil

9

4

Nil

94

Mag-10 Roadblocker

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

41

 

Legion USA Vepr 12

     Notes: Like the Fime Group/Molot Vepr shotgun, the Legion Vepr 12 series has a lot of similarities with the Russian Vepr 12, but also has a lot of differences.  Most prominent among these differences are the stocks and the polymer furniture.  Legion’s shotguns are given “Legion Tuning,” a sort of hand-fitting.

     The base Vepr 12 uses polymer Zenitico B-20U handguards and an ergonomic polymer pistol grip.  The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, behind the rear sight.  In front of the sight on the handguard is also another stretch of rail, and on the bottom on the handguard is another length of rail.  On each side of the handguard at the front is a short MIL-STD-1913 rail.  The 19-inch barrel has a chromed bore and is tipped with a beefy GK-02 muzzle brake which is part of the choke and is designed for shotguns.  This muzzle brake is threaded and may be removed or replaced. The stock folds and has a cheek pad and rubber butt, though it is strut-type metal otherwise. Like all Vepr shotguns, the Legion Vepr 12 has a disconnector that prevents the shotgun from being fired with the stock folded. The selector lever is positioned to be actuated by the firing hand and is easy to move, yet locks in each position.  The trigger is an ALG trigger which is lighter than the standard Russian Vepr trigger (3.5 pounds pull weight) as well as being crisper. The magazine sold with the shotgun is a 5-round polymer magazine, though it can take any sort of Vepr shotgun magazine. Finish is semigloss black.

     The Lux Edition is basically a finely-made version, with handguards and pistol grip of Grade I oil-finished walnut, hand-fitting, and a non-folding stock which is otherwise like that of the base Vepr 12. The 19-inch barrel is hand-fitted, cold-hammer forged, and laser boresighted and is tipped by the same GL-02 muzzle brake as the Vepr 12, also threaded.  The ALG trigger is used. It has the MIL-STD-1913 rail atop its receiver, but not on the handguards.

     The ALFA-S is an SBR version of the Vepr 12 – sort-of.  The barrel is 14 inches, but the SUATEV muzzle brake adds four inches to the barrel, making the barrel length legal.  For this reason, the muzzle brake is permanently-mounted.  The stock is the same as on the Vepr 12, and is folding.  Other equipment includes a red dot reflex sight mounted on the rear of the receiver rail.  The ALFA-S Fixed Stock is identical to the standard ALFA-S, including the stock, but the stock is non-folding.  The VPO-205-SUT03SB is essentially the same, but uses an M4-type collapsible stock instead of the non-folding stock of the ALFA-S.

     The VPO-205-LHRB is also similar, though a little less so; the biggest difference are the round 13-inch handguards made of carbon fiber.  Because of this, the MIL-STD-1913 rail layout is different – the receiver cover has a rail, and in front of the front sight is also a length of rail that is longer than the rest of the Vepr 12 series.  There are no rails underneath or on the sides of the handguard.  The stock is the same as on the Vepr 12, and is non-folding.

     The VPO-205-Red-ZS is, as the designation indicates, a special edition with red handguards, red muzzle brake, and with special red 10-round magazines (though other magazines will also fit this version).  The trigger is also red, and the tube supporting the sliding Hogue stock is red.  The barrel is 19 inches, laser boresighted, and cold-hammer forged; it is tipped with a SUATEV muzzle brake.  The Red-ZS is sort of a deluxe version of the Legion Vepr 12, with a better barrel that is also hand-fitted.  The top of the receiver and the sides and bottom of the receiver have MIL-STD-1913 rails, but the rail in front of the rear sight is absent.  The pistol grip is a Hogue rubber overmolded grip. What is not finished in red Cerekote is finished in black.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Vepr 12

12 Gauge 3”

4.08 kg

4, 5, 8, 10, 25D

$681

Vepr 12 Lux Edition

12 Gauge 3”

4.08 kg

4, 5, 8, 10, 25D

$669

Vepr 12 ALFA-S

12 Gauge 3”

3.67 kg

4, 5, 8, 10, 25D

$978

Vepr 12 ALFA-S Fixed Stock

12 Gauge 3”

3.67 kg

4, 5, 8, 10, 25D

$958

Vepr 12 VPO-205-Red-ZS

12 Gauge 3”

3.68 kg

4, 5, 8, 10, 25D

$701

Vepr 12 VPO-205-SUT03SB

12 Gauge 3”

3.58 kg

4, 5, 8, 10, 25D

$978

Vepr 12 VPO-205-LHRB

12 Gauge 3”

4.04 kg

4, 5, 8, 10, 25D

$958

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Vepr 12

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

3

Nil

47

Vepr 12 Lux Edition

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

3

Nil

48

Vepr 12 ALFA-S

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

5/6

2

Nil

31

Vepr 12 ALFA-S Fixed Stock

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

6

2

Nil

31

Vepr 12 VPO-205-Red-ZS

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

5/7

3

Nil

48

Vepr 12 VPO-205-SUT03SB

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

5/6

2

Nil

31

Vepr 12 VPO-205-LHRB

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

6

2

Nil

31