New Chiappa Semi-Auto Shotguns

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson

For 2016, Chiappa will have a pair of new semi-automatic shotguns based on the CA612 line. The new guns are set up to run 3.5″ Magnum shells and are designated the CA612M Field and CA612M Turkey. The names should give you an indication of for what the guns are built.

The Turkey gun has a 24″ barrel that is chrome lined for corrosion resistance. It has a synthetic stock with a pistol grip that has integral recoil absorbing material. The entire gun is finished with a Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity camouflage pattern. Five chokes are included with this gun: XXF, SK, IC, M, F. On this gun, Chiappa has a suggested retail price of $789.


With the Field shotgun, Chiappa used a 28″ barrel that is also chrome lined. The synthetic stock has a more traditional fit. This gun is finished in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo. Five chokes are also included with this gun, though slightly different: SK, IC, M, IM, F. The MSRP for the Field shotgun is $709.

Both guns use the company’s inertia system to operate. In theory, the system requires less cleaning to reliably function when doing a lot of shooting. Chiappa advises the systems will run 2.75″, 3″ and 3.5″ shells equally well. The receivers are machined aluminum.

Chiappa has caught the attention of many shooters with interesting products like the Triple Barrel shotgun. However, some of the company’s positions on RFID chips have caused others concern.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

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  • Griz Griz on Dec 29, 2015

    I avoid their products. Single action rimfire (17-10)that spews out metal shavings with every turn of the cylinder. Looked at a little badger in .22lr, screwed up front sight and poor finish so I looked at a .22 mag version even worse finish. I like some of the cool concepts this company produces but when the end result is garbage it is hard to buy another one.