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Saiga IZ-107 12 Gauge, $640

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The Kalashnikov-based semi-auto is a tank that fires shotshells.
GUN TESTS GRADE: B+

Saiga IZ-107 12 Gauge, $640

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The Saiga 12 is a Kalashnikov pattern 12-gauge combat shotgun. It is a rotating bolt, gas-operated gun that feeds from a box magazine. Saiga 12s are recognizable as Kalashnikov pattern guns by the large lever safety on the receiver.
Looser clearances offered in an AK design result in high reliability, which we saw in our testing. We had no function failures with the Saiga, even though we used several different magazines, including an Alliance Armament AA12G30 30-round aluminum drum.
The Saigas are also distinguished by the optic mounting rail on the left side of the receiver and the large top-mounted dust cover held in place by the rear of the recoil spring assembly.
The metalwork was rough and sharp in spots.

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