UTAS UTS-15 Tactical Shotgun


UTAS made their UTS-15 Tactical Shotgun available at 2015 Industry Day at the Range and made the experience complete by putting their new suppressor on it. I had the opportunity to shoot clay targets with the UTS-15 and was pleased with the shotgun’s overall performance. At 6.9 pounds empty, it has some heft, and it’s a pleasure to shoot. It fit naturally to my shoulder and its pointability made shattering clays simple. Although it obviously wasn’t designed as a field shotgun it performed well, meaning it has a nice streak of versatility in it. MSRP is $995 and this shotgun has definitely made my wish list.




* Pump-action 12-gauge shotgun chambered for 2 ½”, 2 ¾” & 3” magnum ammunition.
* Dual 7-round magazines with automatic alternating or selectable feed, snap open loading
  ports and cartridge counter magazine followers
* Integrated top mounted picatinny rail for iron sights or optics.
* Windage adjustable rear sight with flip up large aperture peep or big game V.
* Elevation adjustable front sight.
* Technical polymer receiver with integrated spring loaded shell feeding device and quick
   removable fire control housing containing the hammer, sear and disconnector.
* Spring assisted pin ejector.
* Fiber reinforced flip up stock / shell funnel.
* Fiber reinforced butt plate with 1”, 8 durometer (A scale) energy absorbing recoil pad.
* 4140 steel bolt body, precision machined and heat treated 4140 steel rotary bolt heat with
   three locking lugs.
* Precision machined and heat treated 4140 barrel extension with three locking lug mortises.*
* Precision machined 4140 steel barrel with muzzle threaded to accept Beretta style chokes.
* Precision machined 4140 steel flash suppressor with strike bezel and full length knurling.*
* Internally mounted point-and-shoot high intensity lens focused LED spotlight and full
  adjustable laser sight, push button operated.*
* Forward, rear and mid-point quick detachable sling swivel mointing points. Mil Spec quick
  detachable swivels.*
* Matte black non-glare textured finish on all polymer parts.
* Matte black chrome or black oxide on all steel parts.
* Matte black non-glare anodizing on all aluminum parts.
* Overall length 28.3”.
* Weight 6.9 lbs.
* No tools required field stripping in 45 seconds
Visit UTAS’ website at: http://www.utas-usa.com/en


Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


  • Alderman

    I too hope to someday possess the design skills to develop a perforated rectangular box.

    • Ethan

      *Tactical* perforated rectangular box. Get it right.

  • andrey kireev

    Did they fix all the durability issues they had with first models yet ?

    • Rabies

      it is my understanding that they fixed those issues pretty quickly, but the damage may already be done.

    • Greg Thompson

      The problems were with the gen 1’s. There have since been gen 2 and 3 and the one pictured may be gen 4 by now, I don’t know.

    • Scott

      Durability? How about it actually functioning?

  • gunslinger

    that thing looks beastly.

  • echelon

    I’m not budging until a new batch of videos come out that show the thing actually working properly…

    • TexianPatriot

      True that. I had one out of the first batch. Jammed, failed to extract, failed to eject, and failed to impress. Traded off and is no longer my head ache.

  • sianmink

    I’ve found the glacial lock time of ‘tactical’ shotguns to make clay target shooting with them fairly ridiculous. That may just be because I’m used to Italian singles and O/U’s though.
    Also it seems like a monster compared to my bullpup’d Saiga12.

  • Rokurota

    VIDEO, please!

  • HSR47

    Having handled a few of the UTAS shotguns, I’m thoroughly unimpressed: those I have handled have universally felt like they were made as cheaply as possible at the expense of durability and functionality.

  • ColaBox

    Does the suppressor only work occasionally as well? Fix the problems or start from scratch. Though I do greatly enjoy the fail videos. Nutnfancy’s unedited testing had me crying.

  • Don Ward

    Want a practical tactical shotgun? Get an Ithaca Model 37.

  • ghost

    To me a “tactical” shotgun is a simple, uncomplicated, devoid of bells and whistles, firearm. This ain’t it.