1216 BULLISH HEAT | 1216 Semi Automatic Shotgun Review

Dial up 16 rounds of 12-gauge semi-auto hurt with SRM’s scattergun!

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SRM’s 1216 combat shotgun has a semi-bullpup design to keep its overall length down. Its semi-auto action is fed with a rotating four-tube magazine, which offers 16 shells of firepower with a simple twist. Ken MacSwan Photo

If you asked me to list the characteristics of the perfect combat shotgun, they would include semi-automatic operation so that I did not have to work a slide action, compact overall length so it could be used from within a vehicle or in a confined space, fast-handling and fast operating to allow multiple shots on a target quickly, usable sights, and high magazine capacity without a protruding box magazine or overly long magazine tube. By enumerating those characteristics, you’ve just read the full description of the SRM 1216 combat shotgun.

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One sight option for the SRM 1216 is an AR-15/M16-type carry handle rear sight, which you can move along the top rail.

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When the test SRM 1216 arrived from SRM Arms, I thought it was interesting. But after some range time the word interesting was upgraded to outstanding! It’s hit the range with me three times, and each time I shoot the SRM 1216 I am more impressed. Everyone else who has handled it—including friends in the military and tactical law enforcement—has also given the weapon very high marks.

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Align the mag properly when reloading. This becomes second nature with practice.

A bullpup design, the SRM 1216 is only 32.5 inches in overall length yet has a civilian-legal 18-inch barrel. Despite its compactness, its detachable, rotary, high-capacity magazine allows it to carry 16 rounds of 12-gauge 2¾- or 3-inch shotgun ammunition. Its action is roller-delayed blowback, which allows for very fast cycling—think Benelli fighting shotgun speed of cycling. An integrated Mil-Std-1913 Picatinny rail allows use of an M16-type carry handle or various sights, while side rails allow the mounting of illuminators.

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With mild recoil and a short overall length, the 1216 is easy to position and engage.



 

  • Awlhattin O’Kaddle

    How much does this thing weigh fully loaded ?

  • AJ

    I would like to see a video on this.

    Way too heavy im guessing