These shotguns are made Single Shot using the Maglatch gas tube plug. They do not operate in semi auto configuration. Yes, the plug can be removed once you are out of California. Making the firearm Semi Auto inside CA is a felony! Please confirm with your local FFL that they will accept the transfer before you order! Call with questions.
- Caliber: 12-gauge
- Chamber: 3” / 76 mm
- Total Length: 42 in / 1070 mm
- Barrel Length: 19 in / 483 mm
- Weight w/o Magazine: 9.7 lbs / 4.4 kg
- Magazine: Removable box 5 rounds
This semi-auto shotgun is imported in its original configuration directly from the Molot factory in Russia. The Vepr 12 is a semi-automatic shotgun designed for self-defense, hunting, and 3-gun competitions. Based on the RPK light machine gun Kalashnikov variant, the Vepr 12 shares the same legendary characteristics of extreme reliability in harsh conditions as the RPK.
The fire control group allows for semi-automatic shooting and the safety is an improved version of the standard AK safety selector (No ambi safety; no one-finger operation). Additional features include: The ability to insert magazines straight into the magazine well (AR style) without the need to cant the magazine (AK style); RPK style Windage adjustable rear sights; Windage and elevation adjustable front sights integrated to the gas block; Picatinny rail on top cover (no side scope rail); Removable thread protector; and chrome lined chamber, barrel, gas block, and bolt carrier operation rod for increased corrosion and wear resistance.
Ships with one 5 round magazine and a bullet button magazine lock for CA compliance.