Armscor VR60 Shotguns

Armscor VR60

Shotguns in the style of an AR-15 seem to be gaining in popularity. In a way, it is understandable. The AR rifle is an easy shooting platform that has become America’s rifle. Making a shotgun that mimics many of the AR characteristics seems to make good business sense.

Of course, shotguns that have imitated the AK platform rifles have been very popular with many shooters. I suppose an AR pattern shotgun can have certain appeal as well.

Consider the Armscor VR60 series of shotguns. These scatterguns use a gas operated, semi-automatic action and are firmly planted in the look of a classic AR15/M16 with a fixed butt stock and carry handle.

While the guns are clearly not AR carbines, the VR60 shotguns do share some of the visual and functional characteristics of the rifles. For example, the detachable magazines feed in the same general location and are released by a button similar to those found on an AR. Additionally, the safety is in the same location as the selector switch on an AR.

The VR60 shotguns are available in 12 gauge and can chamber both 2 3/4″ and 3″ shells. The barrels are 20″ in length and a full set of chokes come with the guns. Standard black guns cost $499.

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  • Ben Loong

    Hm…the fact that it’s a semi-auto shotgun with M16 looks make me wonder if they made a deal with one of those Turkish gun companies like they did with Tanfoglio.

    That said: this is gonna be one of those new products that Armscor releases in the U.S. but won’t have available in the Philippines until a year or two after the debut, I can feel it.

    The Baby Rock only just became available here and I’ve still not been able to handle one (unlike the resurrected Llama by Metro Arms). Hell, the MIG-22 only just became available again.

    • 100% certain this is a turkish variant.

    • int19h

      This is yet another Akdal clone (along the lines of BR-99, FR-99 etc). In fact, this looks exactly like BR-99.

  • TechnoTriticale

    re: In a way, it [AR15 profile] is understandable.

    It delivers straight-line recoil in a form factor that people are now accustomed to.

    If done by staying as close to standard as possible, it also opens opportunities for accessorizing, but the implementation shown here may have missed the mark on that.

  • Bigbigpoopi

    Lemme guess: two spring for light and heavy loads AGAIN?

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I had an auto regulating gas block in my Saiga, solve that single issue but didn’t actually make the gun practical to any degree.

  • Rifleman

    Its Turkish and its junk. All of these AR shotguns are the same no matter the name stamped on it or the plastic furniture differences. I have the br99, looks identical to this one. Its the only gun I would be willing to sell out of all of mine. Do your research before buying one.

    • Tma

      Whats wrong with your BR99… i have it and it seems to work fine ?

      • Omerli

        So does my cousin’s, nary a problem. what’s the issue Rifleman?

  • JumpIf NotZero

    All the issues with the 1100’s gas system and the rimmed soft shell 12ga rounds in a box mag… sweet.

  • Emfourty Gasmask

    I was sad when I found out that my shells get deformed in a magazine when stored for a while for my Vepr-12. Went from cool shotgun for many purposes to range toy to being sold and replaced with an M2. I really liked that gun too.

    • gunsandrockets

      Does anyone make brass 12 gauge shotgun shells?

      • JumpIf NotZero

        You know rim is also an issue… It’s ALMOST AS IF the entire idea of box fed shotgun shells is kind of stupid.

        • Vizzini

          See, what we need is a belt-fed semi-auto shotgun! 🙂

        • marathag

          Back in the day, used my 16ga Mossberg bolt action for a lot of deer hunting, it had a little box mag. Worked great, a great little lightweight gun

      • Frank Grimes

        Magtech sells all brass shells as a component I believe.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Same. I thought my Saiga was kinda cool back in 2008 until I noticed to ovaling out the 00 shells. Box fed shotguns have a super-niche use, and defensive gun kept at the ready is not it.

      I’m rolling an old m1 and couldn’t be happier.

  • gunsandrockets

    If one was to create purpose designed rimless metallic shotshell for a semi-automatic shotgun, what would you want? I suppose in large part it depends on what kind of platform and payload you prefer.

    Perhaps a shot-shell version of the .50 Beowulf?

    • Frank Grimes

      RAS-12 is very very similar to that idea.

  • marathag

    Needs Wood Stock.