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Meet the new Smith and Wesson M&P 12 Bullpup Shotgun

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The scattergun has continued to keep up with the times, changing form, and often adding functions. Our contemporary world is constrained by opposing restraints: choice barrel length balances legal requirements, the confined spaces of urban environments, and the performance of the projectiles. Smith and Wesson is taking their shot at a more compact shotgun that retains the performance of a longer barrel, while keeping to an overall compact platform with their new Smith and Wesson M&P 12 bullpup shotgun.

Smith and Wesson M&P 12 bullpup shotgun

Themed more as a tactical shotgun, the Smith and Wesson M&P 12 bullpup shotgun shows promise in the breaching and home defense uses, with the ability to switch between independent sources of ammunition raising the question of non-lethal contingencies. While decisions such as less-than-lethal are typically made closer to the agency level, than that of the individual, when it comes to private ownership, this shotgun has the appeal of both utility and next-generation aesthetic, not pushing too hard into cyberpunk.

With two feeding tubes, it carries more shells in a tighter package than more traditional shotguns, while maintaining the performance of a 19-inch barrel with an overall length of 27.8 inches. Threaded for chokes, and accepting both 2-3/4 inch and 3 inch shells, birdshot, buck, slugs, and breaching rounds cycle through the pump-action without the need to adjust any gas system.

For the Full Spec Sheet from Smith and Wesson, Read More:

Smith and Wesson M&P 12 Bullpup Shotgun

Caliber: 12 Gauge, 3 ̋ Chamber
Action: Pump Action
Capacity: 6 Rounds 3 ̋ Shells per Tube
7 Rounds 2-3/4 ̋ Shells per Tube
Barrel Length: 19.0 ̋ (48.3 cm)
Barrel Internals: Smooth Bore, Threaded for Choke Tubes
Stock: Synthetic Fixed Stock
Grip: M&P with Four Interchangeable Palmswell Grip Inserts
Length of Pull: 14.5 ̋ (36.8 cm)
Width: 3.7 ̋ (9.4 cm)
Overall Height: 8.7 ̋ (22.1 cm)
Overall Length: 27.8 ̋ (70.6 cm)
Weigth: 8.3 lbs. (3,764.9 g)
Barrel Material: 4140 Chrome-Moly Vanadium Steel Black Oxide
Reciever Material: Steel
Barrel Finish: Matte Black

Other Features:

  • Reciprocating cover with release button for clearing damaged shells.
  • Assist buttons on each magazine tube to make loading/unloading easier.
  • Pushbutton magazine tubes elector. – Ammo adaptability.
  • Two independent magazine tubes. – Tactile loaded chamber indicator.
  • M&P grip with four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts.
  • Ambidextrous safety selector.
  • Picatinny-style rail on top for sights/optics.
  • M-LOK® slots on barrel shroud.
  • 15-inch cable lock.
  • Foam-lined, hard, carry case.
  • Choke tube wrench.
  • Modified and cylinder choke tubes included (Rem® Choke compatible threads).
  • Ambidextrous QD push button base on the buttstock.
M&P12 Bullpup Shotgun

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