KBP's new MTs 225 tactical revolver shotgun

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Janes reports that Russian firm KBP are now producing a tactical version of their MTs 225 revolver shotgun:

The MTs-255 tactical shotgun is a 5-shot weapon and is designed around the revolver principle. The cartridge cylinder swings out to the left for loading/unloading. It can be fired either double-action (a long pull of the trigger both cocks and fires the weapon) or the hammer can be manually cocked for single-action firing. A heavy duty, single-strut metal side-folding stock is fitted, which pivots around a conventional style revolver pistol-grip and lies alongside the right side of the gun when in the folded position. Sights are described as ‘open’, but a length of Picatinny-type sight rail is fitted to the top of the receiver for the mounting of other sighting devices. The butt-plate, pistol-grip and fore-end are all constructed of high-impact polymer for durability and corrosion resistance.

The original MTs 225 was introduced as a hunting gun back in 2000. It has an interesting design. The benefit over semi-autos would be its double action revolver reliability.

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Photos from Tozman @ Shotgun World Forum.

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  • Aj Aj on Sep 23, 2012

    Ok... I have read quite a few of your comments and I though I would chime in... I have Military Police background and training on an Air Force EST (SWAT)... I would NEVER teach or advocate some one releasing a weapon with their strong hand and holding with the week hand to reload... NEVER!!! Even with a shotgun (having fired one like this and a break action) I always hold with strong hand and reload with week.....

    I understand that it is a little clumsy at first with a long gun but it is the best way to reload.... I teach people weapons safety and tactical shooting on a regular basis.... They are always taught to maintain positive control of their weapon by keeping their strong hand where it belongs at ALL times...

  • Bass Cat Bass Cat on Mar 29, 2013

    So...is this shotgun available to own? I'm not a huge gun nut or anything like that, but I've been unable to find anything on where to pick one up. If I had to make a guess I'd say it isn't available in the U.S. because the only results I get when i search for the thing are the Circuit Judge