I stopped by Crye Precision’s booth today to see what was going on with the SIX12, as nothing had really been heard about it over the last year. Unfortunately the shotgun’s lead designer wasn’t there at the time, but Caleb Crye took the time to explain to me the current state of development, and any changes that had been made. The most significant change that he pointed out to me was that the barrel and cylinders are now made out of titanium. Another thing I noticed about the cylinders is that they now do not have any cuts on the side.
The receiver halves are now made out of forged aluminum instead of polymer. Caleb mentioned that they had produced 100 of these shotguns, and they were now undergoing rigorous evaluation before bringing them to the larger market as a whole. I took the opportunity to try out the trigger on the newest iteration, and I must say, it was very smooth. It did have a long pull in order to rotate the cylinder, but there wasn’t perceptible stacking. The mag release is now a smaller square button instead of the rather large round button seen in the past. The standalone units now have QD sling cups at the rear of the receiver.
I can’t wait until the SIX12 can finally start “opening doors, and meeting new people.”
Thanks to Caleb Crye for his time.