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

    Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience. Hrachya also writes for
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