Fostech Origin 12 “Firearm”, new finishes | SHOT 2017

Fostech is bringing an interesting variant of their 12 gauge Origin 12 shotgun to market. The Origin 12 SBV is along the lines of their NFA Short Barrel Shotguns with a 10 inch barrel, but it isn’t an NFA item at all. Because it has a smooth bore, it isn’t a handgun either. It is simply classified as a firearm, even with a arm stabilizing brace installed. The brace still cannot be shouldered because the complaint letter from ATF on the brace regards the actual use on any firearm it is attached to. MSRP is $2,850 for the Nickel Internal version, and 2,750 for the Hard Black version. Magazines pictured are standard 5 round magazines, but the variant can accept any magazine or drum that the Orgin 12 line is available with. These include an 8 round, 10 round, 20 round drum, and 30 round drum as well.

Other than the Origin 12 SBV, new for Fostech is a number of different finishes for the standard Origin 12 Long Barrel with an 18 inch barrel. Specifically in Green and Tan. Also mentioned in the catalog are three barrel lengths that can be ordered, two 18 inch assemblies in either Black, or Nickel, in addition to a short barrel assembly that is 10 inches long.



Miles

Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia. You can also follow us on Twitter- @Silah_Report

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  • bull

    Vera! <3
    ill be in my bunk.

    • Squirreltakular

      Shiny.

  • Squirreltakular

    Purge the heretic.

  • LCON

    A gun made for Hollywood Scifi movies.

    • Alexandru Ianu

      Nah, those are almost always poor designs that are either way too heavy or too unreliable to cycle a full mag.

      • billyoblivion

        What part of “Hollywood SciFi movies” cares about cycling or weight?

        • Alexandru Ianu

          You misunderstood. Most Hollywood future setting sci-fi guns are made from heavy/unreliable/awkward guns in real life (like the Jackhammer).

          The Origin 12 is actually good in contrast.

          • billyoblivion

            Well, misread, but yeah. I did.

    • Goody

      Keltec has that market locked down tight.

  • survivor50

    $2800.00… I’ll be buying a half a dozen pump shotguns and LOTS of shell to go with them…
    OK…OK… I’m OLD school !!!

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  • dootdootbeep

    That seems like it would be super uncomfortable to shoot, what with the short barrel, 12 gauge kick and arm brace.

    • on the full size and sbr versions users say they don’t feel any kick at all even with slugs. the underbarrel design reduces the recoil by a huge margin.

      • Norm Glitz

        No. Muzzle rise, maybe, but recoil can’t change.

        • yet people say when empyting the mag of 30 shells even slugs it is quite pleasant compared to other shotguns.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Yeah, that looks fun to shoot one handed at arms length.
    Reminds me of the time I asked out this girl and when I picked her up she leaned over and whispered “Nothing is going to happen tonight”.
    Dinner was super awkward.

    • iksnilol

      Well, you did better than me so there’s that.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Couldnt even get her in the car, huh? Sucks.

        Try a different school.

        • iksnilol

          Pffft, only one girl has said no to me… because the rest don’t even bother with that, they just cut all contact the minute I ask ’em out.

          Yeah… now seems like a good time to start with a drinkin’ problem.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Dude, just get yourself a porn membership and youll probably save a lot of time and money.

          • iksnilol

            I’m too proud/good lookin’ for that, pardner.

            I fight, I die, I live again.. to fight some more… TO VALHALLA! ETERNALLY SHINY AND CHROME!

            But yeah, I remember a comedian saying that those porn memberships were super worth it. What do you reckon?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Actually, there are plenty of free sites.
            The internet is basically a limitless repository for pornography and racism.

          • iksnilol

            I know about that (c’mon, I’m a young guy with an internet connection, what’d you expect 😛 ), I just heard that the paid stuff is supposed to be suuper good.

            Crazy thing is, I stopped with porn this year.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            The thing about those full length pornos, for me anyway, is they always seem super interesting at first but then about 15 minutes in I lose all interest and go do something else.

          • iksnilol

            That’s true, I mean, even bothering to watch 15 minutes is hard.

            Luckily that superb acting does make the length tolerable.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            And the writing.

          • iksnilol

            That’s why I stopped with porn… the writing has waaay too many grouped plot holes.

          • Beavis

            Huhuhuh… he said “plot holes”

          • Dude! What the heck does picking up chicks and Porn have to do with the Origin 12!?!?!? Damn Notorious, you get so off topic sometimes!

            Haha, just kidding. Comment all you guys like, it makes for great reading. Only our editor can delete your comments…

          • And I’m thinking about it. Guys come on lets stay on topic I mean seriously a porn conversation on a shotgun post. Not acceptable!

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Sorry dad, we was only funnin’.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Well it’s not politics.
            And I’d rather discuss porn than this useless shotgun with a dumbass hand brace. Or any gun with a hand brace.
            I don’t choose the topics of conversation here. If they are ridiculous then we talk about other stuff.

          • billyoblivion

            Wow. Two double entendres in two sentences.

          • iksnilol

            You just have to keep at it and you too can bang one out.

    • iksnilol

      Well, you did better than me so there’s that.

      • Salty

        Comes to overpriced shotgun blog post. Has in depth convo about not free porn. Never mentions overpriced shotgun. I know there is a meme in here somewhere…

        The non nfa sub 18″ 12ga is awesome though… Just wish it was someone/something else. Wonder if they’d build a more generic looking one that could cost like 1100-1300?

        • iksnilol

          Well excuse some of us for having our priorities straight.

          • Beavis

            Huhuhuh… he said ” straight”

  • Frosty_The_White_Man

    Not seeing much utility here, considering the Mossberg 590 Shockwave is supposed to sell for ~$400.

  • Tinkerer

    Google “Warhammer 40000 LARP”

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  • Hunter Carr

    Will the folding adapter fit a Shockwave blade?