In the upcoming April 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, author David Bahde writes, “UTAS is a Turkish company focused on innovation. The UTS-15 was designed from the beginning as a tactical shotgun. The idea was to build “the ultimate tactical shotgun for American law enforcement.” Utilizing a bullpup configuration, the UTAS UTS-15 is 28.3 inches long with an 18.5-inch barrel. The barrel features Beretta-style internal threading to accommodate choke tubes, and users can easily add breaching attachments. Chambered for 3-inch magnum shells, the UTS-15 will handle most any ammunition used by law enforcement today. Weighing in at 6.9 pounds unloaded, it is lighter than most, and its design makes it feel even lighter.”

Bahde test-fires the UTS-15 and relates more of its unique design features. “Twin magazine tubes above the barrel hold seven (2¾-inch) rounds each, and a selector switch determines which one is used. With the selector pushed all the way to the right or left, rounds will feed from only the right or left magazine tube, respectively. Move the switch to the middle, and the UTS-15 automatically feeds from one magazine tube and then the other.”

To learn more about this high-capacity shotgun and its range performance, check out the April 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, available on newsstands and digitally January 7, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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