I’m not much of a shotgun fan. I mean, I like my Mossberg 500 just fine, but there aren’t many shotguns out there that I want. I might see one announced, get excited for about 12 minutes, and then remember that I’m not a shotgun guy.
There have been two exceptions. At some point, I’ll have a Siaga 12 gauge, for example. The other exception was that I promised myself I’d get a semi-auto version of the AA-12 if it ever became available.
Well, it looks like I need to save my pennies.
Melbourne, FL – Sol Invictus Arms with Tactical Superiority, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the AA-12 shotgun. This venerable, proven shotgun is a new addition to the Sol Invictus Arms product offering. With several improvements, changes to manufacturing processes and enhanced variants catering to the civilian market, this shotgun, once only available to law enforcement and military is now being re-released to the general public.
Originally designed by Max Atchisson, the design was sold in 1987, and the AA-12 underwent more than 100 changes made by Boje Cornils enabling a fully functional and reliable firearm. Now Boje Cornils is working with Tactical Superiority, Inc. and Sol Invictus Arms, to bring this amazing firearm to the masses. Not only will the production models include new and improved versions of the already known AA-12 in a full auto configuration for military and law enforcement, it will now include a never before seen, 100% legal semi-automatic version for the civilian market. The newly available AA-12 represents significant improvement over past production techniques, including improved design elements, and is now available at a significantly more consumer friendly price point.
“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.” Said Michael Conn, President and CEO of Tactical Superiority, Inc. when asked for comment.
The first release of the AA-12 will be a pre-sale offering, available on Armslist.cominitially and followed on Gunbroker.com a few weeks later as a limited edition called the “Boje Signature” model. Each edition will be limited to 1000 shotguns. Expected delivery will be in December of 2018.
You can find these limited edition firearms on the respective sites (Armslist.com and Gunbroker.com) for pre-purchase.
I’ll be honest, I want one because of the movies, but if the thing works well, even as a semi-auto, it might be a lot of fun.
The fact that I can hear anti-gunners soiling themselves right now over this weapon is just a big old bonus.
That said, I hate that it’s a limited edition. Part of the problem here is that it’s a fully automatic weapon that’s being converted to semi-auto. That may create some problems that need to be ironed out, problems that may not show up until a lot of shells have run through the weapon. Because there are so few, people will likely jump on the weapon up front, but may well be dissatisfied with the results.
Needless to say, that’s a bad thing. Especially with a price tag north of $3,000 for a shotgun.
Don’t get me wrong; I have little doubt that Sol Invictus will do their QA on the weapon. I have little doubt they’ll do everything they can to make sure they have a great weapon. I’m talking more about the bugs that never show up during any testing, but do after you get it into the hands of the public at large.
Still, we’ll have to see how things shake out and who knows, maybe this limited edition run will spur the company to make a full production run of the shotgun.
A guy can dream, at least.