I think it’s fair to call this a “Shot Show Secret” isn’t it?
C-More is primarily known for their optics lines, but they also produce a special line of short barreled shotguns for the US Army. These shotguns are now fully available to civilian owners in the USA, along with a line of sporter shotguns built on the same side-charging system.
The system works with either 5 round or 3 round magazines, and is a manual operation with a side charging handle attached to the bolt carrier. They use a spring-loaded stand-off muzzle device, that ensures the M4 barrel does not impact obstacles when breaching, but collapses down to match the M4 barrel when not deployed.
On the under-barrel version, the rear iron sight protection fits into the barrel nut of the M4, and the front iron sight pins into the rifle. An additional block on the top of the shotgun receiver can be raised and lowered in clicks, allowing the user to zero the shotgun to the M4 sights.
Additionally at Shot Show, C-More had an “Any Other Weapon” version of the M26 with an ultrashort barrel. Instead of a $200 NFA short barrel shotgun tax-stamp, the AOW tax stamp costs $5.
They’re not new. In fact they were designed in 2002 as a replacement for the Masterkey system. But this is the first time I’d ever stumbled across them, or been made aware that anyone willing to pay up to the ATF can take them home.
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