Guns Meet the new Smith and Wesson M&P 12 Bullpup Shotgun Forrest Cooper August 18, 2021 Join the Conversation Click here to learn more about the M&P 12 at Smith-Wesson.com 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. 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 ̋ ChamberAction: Pump ActionCapacity: 6 Rounds 3 ̋ Shells per Tube 7 Rounds 2-3/4 ̋ Shells per TubeBarrel Length: 19.0 ̋ (48.3 cm)Barrel Internals: Smooth Bore, Threaded for Choke Tubes Stock: Synthetic Fixed StockGrip: M&P with Four Interchangeable Palmswell Grip InsertsLength 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: SteelBarrel 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. More on Tactical Shotguns Best Tactical Shotgun Options for Home DefenseSpace Force Bullpup Shotgun: the IWI Tavor 12Shotguns for Self Defense during a Crisis Explore RECOILweb:Century Arms AP5 : The Turkish MP5 is BackPreview - SHTF - Snow Way OutLooking for a Gun Range? What to ConsiderPutting a Warhorse Out to Pasture: Browning Discontinues the Hi Power NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.