DDI 12 – New AK Shotgun


    Destructive Devices Industries (aka DDI) will begin selling a new shotgun called the DDI 12 in 2016. The new semi-automatic guns use a Kalashnikov-style action and will be chambered in 12 gauge.

    The new guns are being imported (unsure on from where at this time) and will use Saiga type magazines. Scuttlebutt around the internet forums suggests the company will be manufacturing their own magazines to go with these guns also.

    DDI states that these shotguns will be compatible with most Saiga 12 accessories.

    The following are some of the additional features of the gun per DDI:

    • chrome lined barrel
    • fiber optic sights
    • AR-style safety selector
    • left-hand charging handle
    • a four position gas regulator
    • reversible rear sling loop

    The suggested retail price on these guns is expected to be about $750. Considering Saiga guns are banned from import by executive fiat, the Vepr 12’s I’ve seen are selling for more at the local dealers than the MSRP of the DDI12, and the Kalashnikov USA US109T shotguns seem to be slow getting to the market, DDI may be in a good position to sell these in the next year.

    Destructive Devices Industries sells AK-style rifles and recently introduced a “build your own” rifle. The build your own is a functioning barreled receiver that you can then add your own choice in stock, pistol grip and other furniture and accessories.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.