The AA-12 shotgun is now available in semi-automatic for civilian use.

Originally designed in the early 70s by Max Atchisson, the AA-12 was a fully automatic 12-gauge, low-recoil shotgun for military and law enforcement. According to Modern Firearms, its intended use was in close combat in city streets or jungles, offering up short-range firepower during room clearance and ambush operations.

In 1987, Atchisson sold the AA-12 patent to Jerry Baber of Military Police Systems, who—along with Boje Cornils—spent the ensuing years making over 100 different refinements to the gun. Now Cornils has linked up with Sol Invictus Arms and Tactical Superiority Inc. to offer up a semi-auto version for us common folk.

The press release says this new version will have “significant improvement over past production techniques, including improved design elements.”

“We’re proud to be a part of the legacy of the infamous AA-12 Shotgun and happy to be able to bring a civilian version to market,” Tactical Superiority Inc President and CEO Michael Conn said.

The first release of the new AA-12 will be a pre-sale on, followed by a few weeks later. This model is a limited edition called the “Boje Signature” model. Also, each edition will be limited to 1,000 shotguns. Delivery is expected in December 2018.

The original Armslist listings for the AA-12 no longer exist. However, the first listing was an A-frame version of the shotgun at $3,000. In the second listing, the gun had a Picatinny rail with an optic and a price of $3,250.

See the specs for the civilian AA-12 below, along with a few videos of the gun in movies and TV shows. For even more on Sol Invictus Arms, go to For even more on Tactical Superiority Inc., go to

AA-12 Specs

  • Closed Bolt Design
  • Semi Auto
  • Minimal Recoil
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • No Lubrication Necessary
  • 12 Gauge 2 3/4 inch shells
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Includes 1 – 20 Round Drum Magazine *
  • Boje Cornils Engraved Signature on Bolt

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