Uzkon UNG-12 Bullpup Shotgun Test fire

The Uzkon is a shotgun manufacturer in Turkey. Among their semi auto tactical AR style shotguns they make this bullpup 12 ga semi auto shotgun. It looks very similar to an FN F2000 bullpup rifle.

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Here is their official video. Never go Full Mall Ninja.

The video has some dead bodies and fire. Why? Because drama? I am more concerned about other things in this video.

 

First up is the tactical baseball helmet. Im not sure what that is about.  This guy appears to be using a balaclava and tactical vest plucked right out of the 1990s.

UNG Baseball

 

The folding BUIS on the shotgun appear to be blatant knockoffs of the Diamondhead USA sights. Even down to the recessed trapezoid shape on the front of the base of the folding sight. Look at the muzzle device. It is canted at a 1 o’clock position from our POV or a 11 o’clock POV to the shooter. That is generally not what you want for a shotgun muzzle device. Of course that depends on the design of the muzzle device but usually they are positioned at 1 o’clock to the shooter to counter act muzzle rise for a right handed shooter.

UNG brake

 

Here is a stock image of the Diamondhead USA sights.

 

Diamondhead USA MICRO D Front Rear Iron Sights I S S for POF 308 and Raised Rail Systems Only

 

Below you can see a clearer picture of the rear sight and while they try to mimic the Diamondhead USA design, it is not the same. The rear peep sight appears to be a standard 90 degree flipping setup. Whereas the Diamondhead rear sight has a 180 degree folding peep that allows the rear sight to fold regardless of which aperture is used. Also the shape of the goal posts is unique to the Diamondhead sights. They allow easier alignment. The UNG-12 sights appear to mimic the concept but is is just ever so off from the real deal.

UNG Irons

 

Another feature causes me to scratch my head in confusion. The position of these picatinny rails in the middle of the UNG-12. I assume the hole is a QD sling mount but why is there a picatinny rail there right behind the charging handle? I cannot think of an accessory that you would mount on this small rail. There is one on both sides of the upper receiver.

ung-12 side rail

 

Edward O posted an article back in August about the Uzkon UNG-12. He estimates the cost will be under $1000.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • De Facto

    For less than a thousand dollars that’s actually pretty tempting, even if there are some cheesy aspects to the design. A bullpup semi-auto shotgun actually makes pretty good sense. Hopefully this weapon will live up to the Turk’s reputation for quality at a good price.

  • 11b

    Fire, bodies, tactical vest, drop leg holster, AND fingerless gloves?!? This is the pinnacle of tactical.

    • 11b

      Oh, and that side rail is to mount your uber tactical NC Star green laser/light/44x backup scope combo.

  • Drew Coleman

    Okay that first picture – those look like backwards MBUS sights. Am I crazy?

    • Nicholas C

      Does it really matter though? They will still work either way.

      • Rick O’Shay

        I mean, it IS a shotgun…

  • Dougscamo

    FINALLY….a platform where a crappy trigger pull is not an issue….

  • Vhyrus

    You know God hates you when you are left handed and love bullpups.

    Not that I’m bitter or anything.

    • iksnilol

      Well, what if you like bolt actions and also like to shoot ambi?

      That isn’t pleasant either :/

      • DW

        Pump guns and leverguns
        Some straightpulls
        Revolver carbines
        Single shot masterrace?

    • No tears, only PS90.

    • Nicholas C

      Downward ejecting is your friend. Or swappable ejection ports like the Lithgow F90 ATRAX, Steyr Aug and the Tavor (but you need a LH bolt)

      • Vhyrus

        I do have a Tavor (2 actually) but oh how my heart pines for more.

      • Skipper Lee

        forward-ejecting a la FN F2000 too

    • DW

      RFB and RDB in addition to those guns mentioned before. Also grow some tacbeards as integrated brass deflector, MAC did that and it is proven

  • billyoblivion

    > I cannot think of an accessory that you would mount on this small rail. There is one on both sides of the upper receiver.

    Clearly it is for a knuckle grater.

    • iksnilol

      It’s probably for a backup shotgun (Masterkey) or a grenade launcher.

    • .45

      I have a AK scope mount that has something similar on the side. Haven’t figured out what it could possibly be for, but since the charging handle is on the other side and it is out of the way, I haven’t tried very hard to figure it out or bothered applying an angle grinder.

    • Klaus

      Sling mount

  • Seth Hill

    The muzzle “device” is almost Diamondhead-esque

  • salty

    looks gun, just lately their engineering has been rather shoddy… turkey that is… the utas xtr has not nearly enough edge distance on bolt for the extractor channel, and just kinda chincy in general…

    • Bradley

      I’m not sure it’s reasonable to make a blanket judgement of products produced in a particular nation. That’s like saying the U.S. has a problem with quality in general because they make hi point firearms. I can’t comment on these shotguns, but I owned a Turkish 1911 copy that was as good or better than any I’ve had. Several of the Turkish brands also have excellent reviews and reputation. Especially for value considering their price. Not trying to nitpick or blow it out of proportion. Just seemed like an odd comment.

      • billyoblivion

        Hi Point, Bersa, every car made in Detroit from 1965 to 1985 AND all the Chrysler K cars, AMC Gremlins, Pacers.

        Remington R51.

        • Tinkerer

          Bersa is from Argentina. Just saying.

          • billyoblivion

            Is it?

            My bad.

  • AndyHasky

    the orange camo in the first video… are they trying to market to hunters? I really can’t see a strong market for a mag fed bullpup shotgun.

    • .45

      Well, bullpups is for tight spaces and some people like to shoot deer from cars, so… “Coming soon to a game warden’s evidence locker near you!”

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “First up is the tactical baseball helmet. Im not sure what that is about.”

    Obviously in case somebody goes high and inside.

    • SignalFromTheRim

      Nobody likes chin music!

    • LCON

      The Tacticool is strong with this one.

  • RH

    I’m more distracted by how huge that guy’s head is.

    • Nicholas C

      It does look disproportionate. Like he is a bobble head doll. lol

  • Jake

    ‘soldier of ambiguous origins opens fire on foes incapable of being captured on film/wooden support beam’

    • .45

      Obviously there are two different guys, twin brothers, one who joined the local warlord’s jackboots and one who didn’t. The guy with the helmet is the evil minion, while the guy who stands cluelessly upright in the open is the poor farmer forced to impersonate his brother in an attempt to rescue his kidnapped wife from the warlord. His evil twin catches him in the act and kills the wife, but the warlord thinks the good twin was really the bad twin trying to assassinate him and now both are determined to kill the other for revenge, one for his wife, the other for setting his boss against him. Straight to DVD of course.

      • Tinkerer

        Still a better love story than Twilight.

        • .45

          Funny you should say that. Kristen Stewart does have a cameo in this movie, as an obnoxious American tourist the evil brother kills to prove to the audience he is in fact evil (though some guys in the test audience whose girlfriends made them watch Twilight had “unusual” reactions to her death scene).

  • A.WChuck

    Has neighbor burned your goats? Now go full Uzkon on his hovel with UNG-12!

  • Don Ward

    And a Mossberg 500 is 500 times more practical than this overweight, overpriced turd.

    • Tinkerer

      Ah, good! You have the solid data on MSRP and weight of this new product! Please, provide us with the figures, and if possible, mention your source. Thanks in advance.

      • Don Ward

        So this is going to be cheaper than $350 new (less used) and weighs less than 5.5 to 7.5 pounds? Good to know. Because I guarantee you that it is neither of those things. Any other questions?

        • Tinkerer

          Yes. Where can I buy that $350, 5.5 pounds, self loading bullpup shotgun with detachable box magazine and full length Picatinny rail? Thanks in advance.

          • Don Ward

            Other than being a mall ninja, why would anyone use a self-loading bullpup shotgun with a full length Picatinny rail? Because in any real world situation, the Mossberg 500 in any variation is more useful and practical.

          • Tinkerer

            How about hog hunting under thick brush?

          • Don Ward

            If I had a dollar for every tacticool guy who has defended their overweight, Frankenstein monster creation by saying “I can use it Hawg huntin”, I’d be able to afford to buy this Turkish monstrosity.

          • Tinkerer

            Well, that means that there’s quite a number of people out there for whom this product satisfies a need.

          • Don Ward

            No. It means that a lot of people have never actually gone out into the brush lugging a horribly overweight and useless contraption like this.

          • Tinkerer

            So, you DO know how much it weighs, and how it works.

          • .45

            How about competition? A little Three Gun action. Then of course maybe law enforcement might find a use for it, but you guys are talking civie, so not sure if that helps at all.

          • Dan

            Usually Don I tend to agree with you on most things but calling someone a mall ninja because they may like this particular firearm is the same as progressives calling anyone who question them racist or bigot. The gun doesn’t have to be practical. If i had the money and i wanted it I would buy it for no more reason than to fill the empty slot in my safe. Hell it’s fine if people buy it because one day the Government my take over, perhaps to fight off a zombie hoard who cares. Gun owners all have their own reasons. Throwing around mall ninja to belittle someone who has different tastes is kinda dumb.

          • Don Ward

            Fair enough about the name calling. It IS an impractical weapon though.

  • TangledThorns

    If its reliable then sign me up!

  • abecido

    This thing would almost be interesting if it had forward eject like the FS2000.

  • DanGoodShot

    The side rails are so you can mount a cup holder for your goats milk while you go on a Jihadi Rampage. Holla snackbar!!

  • Neal

    Dear god this article reads like it was written by a 4th grader. Why do the editors keep allowing this tripe to get posted?

  • LCON

    Ghost in the Shell much?

  • Tinkerer

    “I cannot think of an accessory that you would mount on this small rail. ”
    Google: “Picatinny sling”.

    • .45

      And I learned something new today… Still don’t think I’ll use it on my AK’s weird side mount. Any other possibilities you can think of?

      • Tinkerer

        Dunno… offset backup red dot sight, maybe? Those seem to be in fashion nowadays…

  • .45

    Not to be a size queen or anything, but isn’t that charging handle kind of short for a Stormtrooper?

    • Tinkerer

      Which one, the one attached to the bolt and protruding from the ejection chute, or the one running along a cut on the receiver’ s left side?

      • .45

        Yes.

        They both look tiny.

        • Tinkerer

          It’s not the size, but how you use it.

          Anyways, the right one looks like most self loading shotguns’ do.

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  • Cal S.

    I’d suppress that.

  • Badwolf

    “I cannot think of an accessory that you would mount on this small rail. There is one on both sides of the upper receiver.”

    It’s obviously for a rail-to-rail adaptor. So you can make a double (or triple) shotgun.

  • Avery

    The tactical baseball helmet is what’s issued to you by the Little Mamas when you move from People status to Trooper status in one of the Towns.

    (I’m doubting anyone at all will get that reference)

    I’m also not sure if it’s good marketing being the first introduction to your product by having it be in a dead person’s hands.

  • John John Slade

    Can be useful for armed forces. At least….

  • Bucho4Prez

    Uz Kong Man?

  • Sianmink

    “I cannot think of an accessory that you would mount on this small rail.”

    Gopro?

  • michel Baikrich

    Sorry I speak only French and Spanish, but with Google translator is not a problem.

    Faire un Bullpup avec du calibre 12 est seulement imiter la Tavor, sans aucune efficacité opérationnelle. car ainsi conçue l’arme est peu manipulable pour le tir instinctif, ou tout le poids se trouve derrière les 2 mains

    De plus, c’est rechercher a creer un produit de marketing avec un nouveau design, qui en réalité n’apporte rien de neuf par rapport au venerable winchester Model 97 trench gun
    Les besoins opérationnels pour les nouveaux défis Urban – prisons – etc…

    C’est a dire des auto shotguns compacts, equilibres sur une main, pour des opérations a tres courtes distances… Voir les choses de forme différente c’est pas bien connaitre les armes- les utilisateurs- les théâtres opérationnels

    Simples commentaires sans conséquences

    A bon entendeur salut

    Michel
    Ballistic & weapons Eng. (liege-Belgium)

  • jcitizen

    Meh –