This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Good morning scattergun fans. In an unexpected twist, it appears that IWI is set to release the TS12 – a 12 gauge bullpup shotgun with a maximum shell capacity of 26 rounds. Twenty. Six. Rounds. Obviously, as with most leaked information, details are slim at the moment, however I was able to pick out some of the TS12’s more defining features from the below catalog images. First and foremost, it is a gas operated semi automatic weapon with three rotating magazine tubes and ejection of spent shell can be adjusted from left to right as needed.
Other features include MLOK accessory attachment points, optic rail and Benelli/Beretta choke tube compatibility. Adding an estimated weight of 3lbs of 25 shotgun shells on to the unloaded weight of 5.5lbs of the TS12, shooters could be swinging a near nine-pound shotgun when all is said and done.
With the 2018 SHOT Show Industry Range Day now just a few days away, TFB hopes to bring you additional details on the TS12 and some first had trigger time with the new 12 gauge bullpup. Stay tuned.
- Gas regulated
- 25+1max capacity
- Right or left ejection
- Automatically feed a round into the chamber
- Four sling mounts
- MLOK compatible rail
- Picantinny optics rail
- Benelli/Beretta choke tube compatibility
- 18.5” Barrel
- OAL 28.35”
- 2.5kg (5.5lbs) unloaded
- Cross bolt safety
- “Bullhead” Bolt locking system
- MSRP: $1,399
The story of IWI US begins in 1933 when Israel Military Industries (IMI) Ltd. began firearms production in Israel under the British Mandate. In the late 1950’s, IMI began collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) with the goal of developing the most technologically advanced small arms systems based upon the demands of troops fighting in urban areas and harsh environments. The unique combat conditions experienced by the IDF required a new paradigm in firearms development. The results included the most innovative and legendary firearm brands used by militaries, law enforcement agencies and security personnel around the world. First the UZI®, then the TAVOR®, X95®, NEGEV®, GALIL ACE® and JERICHO®. In 2005, the Israeli government decided to spin off and privatize the small arms division of IMI and Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. was born.
Thanks to S. for the tip!
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