Saturday, March 1, 2008
The AA-12 is a combat shotgun that they claim has low recoil and does not need to be lubricated or cleaned. Really cool, I want one. From a police perspective this would have a very limited use. However in barricaded gunman/ active shooter/ terrorist situations this would be excellent tool to have. So if anyone has an extra one they do not need please send it to me ;-)
Video link http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/guns/recoilless-auto-shotgun-fires-300-rounds-per-minute-no-cleaning-or-lube-required-324453.php?autoplay=true (Cut n paste)
From Wikipedian: IN 1987, Max Atchisson sold the rights of AA-12 to Jerry Baber of Military Police Systems, Inc. The company in turn developed the successor simply known as Auto Assault-12, which was redesigned with 188 changes/improvements over the original blueprint, and had taken 18 years to develop. MPS also teamed up with Action Manufacturing Company, and Special Cartridge Company to combine the gun with FRAG-12 High-Explosive ammunition into a weapon system. In 2004, 10 firing models of the AA-12 were produced, and were demonstrated to United States Marine Corps.
The weapon was shortened to 966mm but retained same barrel length as the original, and lightened to 4.76kg.
It uses an 8-round box, 20-round drum, or 40-round drum magazine. It is designed to fire three different types of 12 gauge shells: Buckshot, Slugs, or Frag-12.
MPS also claimed this gun requires zero cleaning or lubrication.
AA-12 CQB model has 13-inch barrel length, and weighs half a pound lighter than the regular model.