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.