I’m sitting here with my other IWI products and we are awaiting the arrival of this space age shotgun from Israeli Weapon Industries. I’m not a shotgun guy, I’m not. But I love the concept of this shotgun.
The Tavor TS12 12 gauge shotgun is a gas regulated bullpup shotgun with an innovative design that feeds from one of three (3) individual magazines which can hold four 3 inch shotgun shells or five 2 ¾ inch shotgun shells each. This means that the potential overall capacity from all three (3) individual magazines is 15 rounds plus one additional round in the chamber. The TS12 has a unique feature that automatically loads a round in the chamber once the subsequent loaded magazine is rotated into position. It can be fed and unloaded from either side.
Additional features of the TS12 include four (4) sling attachment points, M-LOK compatible rails, a continuous Picatinny rail on top, Benelli/Beretta choke tube compatibility, and the reliability expected of all IWI products. Although the TS12 has an 18.5 inch barrel, the overall length is still only 28.34 inches.
It’s a lot of lead flying. 16 rounds of buckshot is a substantial amount of on deck and ready to go for a home defense or cruiser gun. Being under 29″ doesn’t hurt its portability in the slightest.
Meanwhile enjoy this video of James playing with a prototype.