SKO Shotguns – Standard Mfg Now Accepting Pre-Orders


Standard Manufacturing Company announced it was now taking pre-orders for the new SKO semi-automatic shotgun. The pre-orders are being offered at $950 – a savings of $150 off of the full retail price of $1,100. The company states it expects to ship the guns in approximately 30 days. Shipping will be free.

The SKO is a 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun that feeds from a detachable box magazine. Magazines will be available in 2, 5, 9 and 15 round versions. The company did not state which magazine(s) will normally ship with this shotgun.

In general appearance, it has some of the same characteristics as an AR style rifle, and the company designed the controls to work in the same manner. The company states the gun uses a “reliable gas operating system.”

As it ships, the gun has:

  • 18.875″ barrel with screw in chokes
  • 22″ top rail for optics, etc.
  • 38″ overall length
  • weight of 7.625 pounds (without a magazine)

Although the gun did not ship in its original time frame, and it appears to have gone through a few changes, Hank Strange has a good look at the gun at the 2016 SHOT Show:

The gun will not be available to the residents of California, Connecticut and New York.

Standard Manufacturing Company is the same manufacturer that brought you other firearms like the DP shotguns and the STD rifles. There is also a bullpup version of this gun in the works, but no word yet on when it might arrive. The MSRP for the bullpup gun is shown as $1,299 on the company’s website, though that is very much subject to change.

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  • Twilight sparkle

    I don’t hate it. It’s at least something a little different and the weight doesn’t seem bad at all for a shotgun like this.
    It has a style that I’m sure scifi movies would like

  • Emfourty Gasmask

    Will they ever figure out the shotgun shell deformation problem all mag fed shotguns seems to suffer from?

    • Dougscamo

      My biggest question is why the interchangeable choke tubes? Kinda doubt I’m going to see this in a duck blind or in a cornfield anytime soon….

      • QuadGMoto

        I use my fighting shotgun for informal trap shooting. That’s a good way to get dynamic shooting practice with it. I use a choke optimized for that. If a shotgun is used for breaching doors, it’s best to have an appropriate choke for that. Then there would be the normal wide open choke to use for 00 buck.

        I think an interchangeable choke tube makes sense.

        • Jeremy Star

          Also, it’s how you attach a silencer to a shotgun.

        • Dougscamo

          To each his own I suppose….but breached many a door, broke many a clay bird, and shot a ton of buckshot through mine….and it was cylinder bore….

  • Julio

    No offence meant to those who prefer to buy American, but the Turks are doing this kind of shotgun increasingly well now, in some cases using the barrel itself as the axis for the gas system, thereby doing away with the under-barrel tube (a legacy from the now-redundant tube magazine) and enabling the use of a slimmer, AR-sized hand-guard. Best of the bunch so far is the Typhoon Defense F12, though the Derya Arms MK12 looks good too.

    • Flounder

      That depends on what you call a good shotgun. American’s have not really bothered to make a new shotgun in a while now. And the italians have designed and make the frontrunners in semi autos these days. The italians also use turkey like we use china, it is no surprise that someone in turkey has some brains, and now the experience and motivation to make something excellent.

      We american’s have spent too long trying to make it cheaper, and cared too much for pumps (870’s and 500’s) to do anything else in the field I guess.

      Although, in my personal experience the turkish shotguns break in the stupidist of ways and they can very easily duck your warranty. Tristar in particular, I watched one tristar break in four different ways, like parts snapping in half without any unusual stresses, during the course of a couple of years. And after a few thousand rounds 2-4k.

    • ReadyOrNot

      After yesterday’s event where Turkish President Erdogans security agents and government officials blatantly and smugly beat up American protesters on US soil, I will no longer be supporting Turkish products.

  • Martin Grønsdal

    That rail looks a little too ambitious for a shotgun

    • Matt Taylor

      I like the rail better on the one the gentleman is holding in the still frame for that video. Going all the way out front seems a bit excessive.

  • tee

    Another turkey 1100/11-87 clone with plastic ar15 shell with box mag….

  • Raginzerker

    I’ll stick with my 870…

  • Sianmink

    SBS on this with about an 11″ barrel that ends even with the gas cap? That’d be pretty sweet.

  • Haulin’ Oats

    Can we have a bullpup style next please?

  • LazyReader

    I’m not looking forward to saying I got a STD

  • MrMaigo

    “Make it look like a movie prop.”
    “Sure thing boss!”