SKO-Bull Semi-Auto Bullpup 12ga Shotgun

While I was at the booth shooting the DP-12 double barreled pump shotgun I noticed two other shotguns on display. The makers of the DP-12 are branching into semi-automatic shotguns. They have two versions of magazine fed semi-auto shotguns.  A standard shotgun configuration and a bullpup. Unfortunately they were non-functioning prototypes with 3D Printed components.

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  • hking

    I saw a vid on Instagram today of someone shooting one, so they for sure had a working prototype with them. Looked good but the rate of fire seemed slow, could have just been the shooter.

    • Are you sure it wasn’t a: Adkal 1919, Bozor BR99 (or rebranded variant), or one of the half dozen turkish AR shaped .410 shotguns? Let’s not forget the AK based box fed shotties, or the semi and pump action bullpups out there. I could list probably around 20 of the above if I thought about it a while that can be purchased in USA right now, and then there are a number of prototype or unimportable guns that have been around a while.

  • TDog

    If these are anything like the DP-12, I don’t want one… I NEED one! The DP-12 is a solid, well-built gun. They did a great job with it and if they now have one in semi-auto? Bullpup? Box-fed? What’s next – it’ll fix your breakfast too? 😀

    • Anon. E Maus

      These aren’t double-barreled.

      • TDog

        Sorry, I meant quality-wise! 😀

        (I should have been clearer about that)

  • SP mclaughlin

    Yay, possibly good Saiga equivalents.

    • Hensley Beuron Garlington

      I want an FosTech Outdoors Origin bullpup variant. LOL.

      • Those are nightmarishly complex machined downgrades from the saigas. They were designed by Alliance Armament, who earned a reputation as hucksters, and languished for years before fostech bought them out. Every feature sounds good on a checklist, but is executed in the most hokey expensive way possible

        • Hensley Beuron Garlington

          I don’t know, iv8888 got me excited for them and seeing impressions of everyone that has shot one.
          They look and are talked about like serious upgrades from the Saigas. I’ve seen plenty of reviews and impressions from those and they don’t seem to run as reliably.

          • Flounder

            I handled one and it was horrible. It was an AK made of plastic and everything was wanna be AR like and also made of plastic.

            It did have nice features, but everything was weirdly big and clunky, and it was definately not even close to a standard AK sized reciever and gun so your stuck with products specific to the origin.

          • That’s a change most of the handful that have been kicking around were machined from billet making every part as costly as possible and fairly heavy. Chunky, yes. Sounds like Fostech is putting more effort into turning it into a production gun for people who have only seen firearms on youtube and in gears of war. You are the first person I have heard describe the actual machining and assembly as poor though. Everyone else kinda described it as like holding a delicately milled aluminum Nerf gun.

          • Flounder

            Nerf gun is accurate… At least in looks and it is super rough. I would like an opportunity to look at an aluminium one cause the plastic one I saw was oversized and overweight.

            It needed one heck of a diet. And it was wasr rough. Which some people don’t mind but I did and when I saw it I didn’t know what it was and the employee showing it off said only five round mags were available.

            So I could have given it a better chance but my first impression was so bad I put it away as quick as I could.

          • Hensley Beuron Garlington

            I think that was their entire reasoning for going so big and heavy. Less Saiga and more AA-12. Like not even their child, but a genetic spliced monster between the two.
            That and its modular. Supposedly they are going to have interchangeable kits to convert calibers and such. The MDR alternative created from a company with Outdoors in the name instead of Tech. LOL.

  • Vhyrus

    Okay, NOW you can shut up and take all of my money

  • mechamaster

    The refined version of MKA 1919.
    The bullpup version still need some work in ergonomic improvement, or it will be “Right-hand user only”

  • Vizzini

    Where does the bullpup eject? Right-eject-only bullpups are just a slap in the face to lefties.

    • mechamaster

      Hopefully they improve that part.

    • Hensley Beuron Garlington

      LOL. Literally. I’m a righty, but I see your problem.
      Downward ejection seems to be the way to go. God knows it looks like plenty of space left in the rear end for that function.

      • TDog

        I saw a video with the designer and he said the bullpup has the same shock-absorbing system as the DP-12, so the rear may have more stuff in it than would allow for an ejection system there.

        The key word is “may”. That’s just a guess on my part. I really have no idea how much room that shock absorber takes up.

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  • CommonCents

    are the saiga based kushnapups still around?

    Also, isn’t it a problem with shotshells deforming when stored in semi auto magazines??

    I’ve got a kel tec ksg that runs great, but would like a reliable semi auto bullpup someday!

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Yeah, I’ve heard good things about the Veprs, too.

  • JJTX

    COOL Must have one.


    To pissoff liberals!