Uzkon Announces UNG-12 Semi-Auto Shotgun Bullpup

Uzkon UNG-12

While the Uzkon UNG-12 product image on Uzkon’s site is currently only a 3D render, they seem to have at least a few of these new shotguns out in the wild and appearing in promotional videos.

This new foray for the Turkish manufacturer runs off the same pattern magazines as other popular Turkish semi-autos. You’ll have seen them in your BR-99, Akdal, and Derya firearms. But the UNG-12 differs by adopting a fairly modern looking bullpup design. That means anywhere from 2 to 20 round magazines depending on your local freedom-potential.

This promotional video is definitely one of the odder firearms pieces I’ve seen lately, with some kind of hinted terrorist attack, flip-up-sight sound effects, and tactical 2×4 engagements. Enjoy:

From the sketchy features list currently available online, it looks like the Uzkon UNG-12 is trying to address the major bullpup concerns and produce something in line with modern ergonomics requirements. They’re promising an ambidextrous magazine release, bolt release, safety lever, and charging handle. I notice in the video we see right hand charge on the bolt like an old SA-80, but you can clearly see an FS2000 style charging handle on the left side too.

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Trigger pull is advertised at 6.5lbs, and the gun ships with the fairly impressible muzzle brake seen in the video. The upper receiver is aluminum, while the lower is polymer. While Uzkon only lists this as “gas operated” I’d put firm money on it being an underbarrel piston system similar to their BR99.

Apparently there are also a whopping 7 QD sling points built into the gun. Major points to anyone who finds a creative way to utilize every single one. A tubular variant is apparently in the works.

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If the euro price pre-orders are anything to go off, you should be looking at $800-$1000 MSRP if or when this comes to the United States. I’m reasonably confident that a Canadian sample will be making its way to the RCMP shortly, considering our past success with the LA-K12 Puma from China.

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Edward O

Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.


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  • Retriever222

    Who needs sights, when you have a laser. I mean, he wasn’t using them anyways.

    • Arathar

      The laser pointer is dumb, just shows you position when entering a room or anything else. At this distance even snap shooting is really reliable and accurate. While the tiny dot will completly will be overseen in the extrem stress of combat (life and death situation stress) + enemy supression fire. (or you meant it just as a joke)

      • Retriever222

        I meant it just as a joke, but the reasons you mentioned are correct.

  • BattleshipGrey

    As soon as the video started I cringed that there was 3 more minutes to go, and that was on mute.

    • Giolli Joker

      Good reference.
      considering the love that Erdogan recently expressed to part of his armed forces, it may be close to reality.
      My guess was that the hero had the same shotgun but it malfunctioned to a level of not being useful even as a club…

    • Russian Troll Spetsnaz

      The My Lai Massacre was the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, almost entirely civilians, most of them women and children, conducted by U.S. soldiers from the Company C of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division, on 16 March 1968. Some of the victims were raped, beaten, tortured, or maimed, and some of the bodies were found mutilated.

      • Major Tom

        Uhh what’s the point here?

        • DW

          his name should tell you something

        • Kyle

          Recently some Russian trolls got the ban hammer. Given that dudes name I’d assume this is just more trolling. Rather bizarre though.

        • Burst

          Wait, no. I think there’s a kind of logic there, just not at a level we can comprehend.

          >unarmed citizens
          They didn’t have this gun, then
          >most of them women and children
          These are shorter in stature, and need a bullpup shotgun.
          >Some of the bodies were found mutilated.
          …Maybe by time-traveling Turkish Shotguns? The plot thickens.

        • Russian Troll Spetsnaz

          The point here?

          What’s the point here in posting a screenshot from a Russophobic propaganda flick that suggests that Russian soldiers were sent into a battle without firearms, like animals into a slaughterhouse?

          Stop being a…oles, that’s the point.

          • yodamiles

            Are you Sermon 7.62? OMG he’s back guys! We missed you so much!!!!!!

            Jk

      • Anonymoose

        Get out.

  • Graham2

    Neat looking shotgun but I’m glad he shot that wooden post in the end. Bloody wooden posts, kill ’em all I say!

    • ostiariusalpha

      You’re a vampire, aren’t you?

      • iksnilol

        He’s a vampire, but he’s reformed. He only feeds on… *gasp* graham crackers. Thus the name.

        • ostiariusalpha

          That’s just what Graham Stoker here wants you to think; just a harmless, reformed bloodsucker here to share s’mores with rosy-cheeked campers. Then BLAMMO! The ghoul turns on you and starts counting out loud all the calories you just consumed! The fiend!

          • Mark Wynn

            Stephen King it trying to get ahold of you ….

  • Martin Grønsdal

    this is a gun designed to look like a weapon from Call of Duty?

    • A bearded being from beyond ti

      Wouldn’t surprise me.

    • COD: Ataturk Warfare

      • john huscio

        Erdogan’s revenge

        • The Brigadier

          Wasn’t there a character named Erdogan in Lord of the Rings? I think he was Etrogan’s little brother.

  • Don Ward

    I’m sure this will come in handy down at skeet and trap club or out on the duck blind.

    • Anomanom

      The ducks won’t know that hit ’em. Or better yet, a tactical goose remover (damn nasty, grass eating poop machines).

  • A bearded being from beyond ti

    Looks like a shotgun version of the F2000.

    • Put ’em both together and have a yacht race.

    • Anonymoose

      With the right scope and some slugs (or ideally Frag-12s) I could pretend it was an XM25…

      • iksnilol

        Mount an underslung CZ Bren pistol and pretend it is an OICW.

        • A bearded being from beyond ti

          That thing looked like bulkyness deluxe.

    • PK

      I’m fine with that, but if we’re shotgunifying FN products, I’d like the 12ga P90 finished at some point. The prototype from Monolith was stunning and the abandonment of the idea made me cry.

      • Giolli Joker

        Check the Instagram page of the guy behind the micr-gun gatling (Empty Shell). I discovered there he designed that 12GA P90… there’s some story from him on its life, and death…

    • Bigbigpoopi

      Future CoD weapon. Calling it now.

      • No bet. Regardless of how well it works, it has the Rule of Cool going for it.

        Hollywood and video game favorite status, coming up!

  • Gus Butts

    Looks fun.

  • vwVwwVwv

    oh this will fear turkys to death the turkish gun.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Turkey get the award for cool looking shotguns under $1000.

    • supergun

      You got that right. They have to make good weapons, because they are surrounded by heathens who don’t care if they live or die. Sounds like some of our politicians.

      • Mark Wynn

        Unfortunately, their current leader is going to drag them into an Islamist state, and once individual freedoms go, it’s very hard to get them back.

        • supergun

          Isn’t the regime trying to send back the good guy to Turkey? The one in the United States that the heathens are trying to extradite back to the heathens in Turkey?

  • PK

    While this looks like a wonderful option for Canadian shooters, I think I’m going to end up being jealous and little else. I don’t see it being imported to the USA any time soon.

  • Ken

    I doubt this is US importable.

    • john huscio

      As long as the barrel is “18, I see no problem.

    • tazman66gt

      Why? Can’t a bullpup shotgun be sporting?

      • Because ATF insists if it isn’t good for duck hunting, it isn’t really sporting. Because 3-Gun isn’t a sport, according to them.

    • supergun

      There is already an semi-auto shotgun that holds 16 shells. I thing it sells for around $1,700. I forgot the name.

  • LazyReader

    Uzkon, doing it right. Building an AR 12 gauge that looks good and kicks ass

    • DIR911911 .

      did you look at that length of pull on his right arm? or are you collect a check from them?

  • LazyReader

    The more and more weapons look like something out of Halo, the wetter I get ^_^

    I’m just waiting for

    • SGT Fish

      really? really? get out of the basement dude

      • Jeremy Star

        Yeah, how dare he have opinions!

        • Jesse

          He can have as many opinions as he wants to, just as long as they mesh with mine.

          • Kelly Jackson

            You must be a Democrat

          • supergun

            That is good. He may be talking to a democrat.

    • Major Tom

      I’m more waiting on real world productions of the Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, DMR, Sniper Rifle and Shotgun from the Halo series. Railguns can wait.

  • William Nelson

    And the march toward space-guns continues! Are we seeing a resurgence in bullpup designs, or is it me?

    Also, can’t wait for laser rifles to become reality so I can stop cleaning that g-d star chamber in the M-4.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I like his little batting helmet.

    • uisconfruzed

      I was thinking paintball, batting’s more gooder 😀

  • Phillip Cooper

    Very interesting, I wonder if we’ll ever see it here?

  • SGT Fish

    modern ergonomics? it looks like he is holding a 2×8 piece of lumber. doesn’t seem all that hard to drop either. I bet a nice little tap would knock it right out of his hands

    • DIR911911 .

      that length of pull looks long as hell , his right arm is almost straight.

      • gunsandrockets

        Good point.

  • Sianmink

    Those irons don’t look tall enough.
    Not like they’re using them anyway.

  • Another Shotgun out of Turkey.
    Turkey has become the Mecca of Shotgun production.
    DESERT TECH needs to be looking at this gun… Their new BP could be a great pattern for a Gauge.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    I want. It’ll go perfectly with my tactical tuna.

  • stephen

    Hey I have an idea lets mate a Tavor and 12 guage shotgun = UNG 12 shotgun.

    Yes!

  • De Facto

    Didn’t watch the video. Very interested though. A bullpup shotgun makes a lot of sense. Chief complaints of bullpups are “awkward ergonomics” – maybe if you’re already a devotee of the AR family. As I’m equally untrained with all, the one that’s easier to hold on target for extended periods is my preference – and “terrible trigger that affects long range accuracy” – well, if it’s a shotgun I’m only worried about the effective range of my 00 Buck. So a non issue.

    All of which to say, I’m looking forward to seeing these come to market.

  • AndyHasky

    Why did he take all that time flip up the sights, then not use them?!?!

  • Vhyrus

    If it only ejects out the right then it doesn’t matter how ambi it is you can’t shoot it left handed.

  • JoelC

    It seems like a tall red-dot is a must on this… I want one, but I hope they change the front and make it a separate part past the triggerguard. That way we can swap it out for aftermarkets or even a vertical grip. It would fix a lot of the awkwardness for people that don’t have long arms.

  • Some Rabbit

    I’m guessing the gun is pretty ungainly to handle since all the weight is behind the handgrip. Getting the butt up to your shoulder must take plenty of wrist strength.

    • Chrome Dragon

      When I was on rifle team, I found the standard rifles too muzzle-heavy for my preferences. The bullpups they bought for the competition team suited me much better, but they didn’t like the balance and I wasn’t allowed to put so much as a single group downrange.

      Never did find out what they were, but they were light, and pointed *great.*

      The moral? Everyone has different tastes.

  • Mag-fed bullpup semi-auto shotgun? Wow, yes, please.

  • zaqzilla

    It kind of looks like someone shoved a shotgun inside a FN 2000.

  • Kelly Jackson

    Looks like some lame Call Of Duty Infinitie War weapon

  • Isaac FluffyWolf Rader

    I feel like pimpmygun has a lot to answer for some days.

  • TDog

    Looks like the FS2000 and the Pancor Jackhammer had a wild fling and had this was the result.

    That’s not a criticism, by the way… if this makes it to the US, I’m gonna buy two! 😀

  • Phil Hsueh

    I wonder if this would be considered CA legal, probably not, probably falls under their stupid assault weapons laws.

    • Arie Heath

      It is considered an “assault weapon” here in CA. It is semi-automatic, has a pistol grip, and a detachable magazine.

      • Phil Hsueh

        That’s what I figured but I wasn’t sure if it applied to shotguns or not.

  • DanGoodShot

    Points for Aesthetics. I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I thought it looked cool. If I didn’t live in the great state of Commienecticut, I’d probably pick one up just for sh@ts and hahas. Have fun for a bit then sell it. If turned out to be reliable and egrinomicly comfortable to use, I’d keep it.

    • Leigh Rich

      I think it looks good.

  • IndyToddrick

    Good luck shooting that off handed. Charging handle will knock your teeth out and shells will wind up in your face hole.

  • Marco Antonio Gonzalez

    Don´t forget and to quote Buzz Lightyear:
    “Rails,… Rails everywhere”

  • Leigh Rich

    Oh Boy another semi-auto 12 GA. Only problem I have found with these is they are picky on ammo. It usually has to be Hi-brass. If you want to spend bucks get something 100% reliable like a DP-12.

  • Blake

    The Turkish make some great guns, but there’s no way I’m giving my money to any company that could get it remotely close to Erdogan’s ISIS-funding pockets…

  • uisconfruzed

    I liked the campfires and soothing music.

    The brake makes the gun look cheap, and crooked.

  • The opening scene had me shouting, “Uncle Owen! Aunt Beru!” and wondering if he used to bullseye womp rats with his T-16… 😀

    The name made me think if John Ringo’s UNG “laser” in the Troy series… LOL

  • ordersixty6

    I had an Akdal MKA1919 a few years ago and, while it was an absolute blast to shoot, it certainly was not something I would stake my life on. Sold it and bought a Benelli M4 and just recently picked up a Standard Manufacturing DP-12 to cover the pump side. It will take an awful lot of gun to get me to cheat on those two…

  • 1911a145acp

    Oooooo…. The sights FLIP UP!! Oooooo! Aaaaaaa!!

  • Mark Wynn

    How does it work on pheasants?

  • Ben Enjerry

    Another turkey from Turkey. The gun looks uncomfortable to hold and cheek properly. The subject is shooting w/o looking through the iron sights?

  • Sighting may be an issue. Though shown with folding BUIS, the shooter in the video is definitely aligning his sights. Maybe looking at front post, but not through rear sight.

    Wonder if that is fear of recoil on the face, or just the ergonomics of this bull-pup shotgun.

  • HollowTs

    Buying one. Period!