Standard Manufacturing SKO SHORTY Semi-Auto Shotgun

    Standard Manufacturing has introduced a compact and stockless version of their SKO 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun. Despite the name Shorty, it has an 18″ barrel and 26″ overall length which qualifies it as a shotgun according to the US legislation and doesn’t require any tax stamps to acquire one.

    The SKO Shorty has a 3″ chamber which means it can shoot 3″ and 2 3/4″ shells. It feeds from 2, 5 and 10 round magazines and 25-round drums. These are the same magazines used in SKO shotguns. This shotgun is a gas operated firearm. It also features AR-style controls and last round bolt hold open. The upper and lower receivers are made of 7075 aluminum with hard coat anodizing. The SKO Shorty comes with a 5 round magazine. The overall weight without the magazine is 7.14 lbs.

    Right now it is available for $575 as a limited time offer. As in the case of SKO shotguns, the Shorty is also not available for purchase in the states of New York, California and Connecticut.

    Although I don’t see any real use for 12 gauge shotguns without a stock, I think there must be a significant demand. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be similar offerings in the market. Perhaps designing such shotguns with some sort of a detachable stock would be a better idea. In that case, it would provide the option to make it useful for a wider range of applications.

    Hrachya H

    Managing Editor

    Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. He also writes for and
    Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at