Here’s a trio four “tactical” shotguns (which is a fancy way of saying they look nasty, rather than pretty implements with wood trimming) for the James Bond: 007 RPG. These are all relatively new, and I haven’t had a chance to shoot any of these but the Saiga, so the data may be a bit off. We’ll start with the oldest, most tested of the bunch:

IZMASH/SAIGA IZ-107 12 gauge

The Saiga is a 12 gauge version of the Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifle. It usually comes with a 5-round magazine (see below), but can be had with a 10-round stick magazine and there are drum magazines, as well (or questionable reliability.) Fit and finish is a bit rough, but they function with AK fortitude.

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PM: 0 S/R: 2 AMMO: 5/10 DC: H CLOS: 0-10 LONG: 20-50 CON: n/a JAM: 99 DRAW: -3 RL: 2 COST: $800

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KEL-TEC KSG-12

Kel-Tec is a relatively small player in the US firearms market, but they do low-cost, slightly natty-looking, but very, very high quality firearms. The KSG is their attempt to do a combat shotgun and address the perennial issue of small magazine capacity. The shotgun has two tubular magazines, side by side, with a seven round capacity each. The gun is pump action and after seven shots, the user must flip a switch inside the loading/ejection port directly next to the ends of the two magazine tubes. (Thanks, KF!)

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PM: 0 S/R: 2 AMMO: 14 DC: H CLOS: 0-8 LONG: 20-40 CON: n/a JAM: 98+ DRAW: -2 RL: 10 COST: $1100-1500

GM INFORMATION: The KSG requires a Fire Combat test at EF5 to swap the barrels after seven rounds are fired.

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UTAS UTS-15 12 gauge

Similar to the KSG, but much more large and imposing looking, the UTS-15 is made in Turkey and has a decent reputation for usability and reliability. Like the KSG, there are two seven round tube magazines, but the UTS automatically flips between the magazines after each pump action, keeping the weight even and removing the issue of user error.

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PM: 0 S/R: 2 AMMO: 14 DC: H CLOS: 0-10 LONG: 20-50 CON: n/a JAM: 98+ DRAW: -3 RL: 10 COST: $1700

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SRMArms SRM1216

The other semi-auto in the list, the SRM1216 is a new design that uses a quirky four-tube magazine that is rotated after every four shots by the operator. The four tube magazine can then be swapped quickly(ish) for a new magazine; this last action can be a bit difficult in stress conditions.

PM: 0 S/R: 3 AMMO: 12 DC: H CLOS: 0-8 LONG 20-45 CON: n/a JAM: 98+* DRAW: -2 RL: 2 COST: $2500

GM Information: After every for rounds, the magazine must be rotated to continue firing. This requires a Fire Combat EF7 test and the first round on the new tube is 96+ to reflect the operator not properly seating the magazine for use.

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