12 Gauge… Pistols?

   03.05.15

12 Gauge… Pistols?

A picture of an apparent break-open 12 gauge shotgun made to look like a 1911 pistol led to this post. Handgun shotguns of the large variety, not those scrawny Taurus Judge things. Enjoy!

Break-open 12 gauge pistol, reputedly from Thailand.
Break-open 12 gauge pistol, reputedly from Thailand.

All we think we know about this fake 1911 is that the photos were apparently taken in Thailand in 2007. I imagine it packs a considerable wallop–on both ends.

Picatinny rail on top, and a vertical foregrip.
Picatinny rail on top, and a vertical foregrip.

Them Asians seem to like their handheld scatterguns. This one was reputedly taken from a Taiwanese man.

Marked with Beretta logo, and "Made in USA"
Marked with Beretta logo, and “Made in USA”

That’s a lot of bang-bang.

Break-open Single-Shot Shotgun Pistol
Break-open Single-Shot Shotgun Pistol

Not much is known about thisĀ break-open single-shot shotgun pistol. It’sĀ supposedly Chinese and presumed to be homemade.

Russian Revolver Shotgun
Russian Revolver Shotgun

According to Steve over at TFB, this was apparently conjured up by some Russians, “for law enforcement and special forces to use with 12 gauge less-lethal rounds, of which its giant cylinder holds five. Unloaded it weighs 5.5 lbs!”

Shiny and Massive 12 Gauge Revolving Shotgun
Shiny and Massive 12 Gauge Revolving Shotgun

Thanks to TFB again, we see this humongous revolver. Weighing in at a whopping 11 pounds, this apparently nickel-plated beauty holds five 2.75″ 12-gauge shotgun shells.

Average-size pistol shows the size of the shotgun.
Average-size pistol shows the size of the shotgun.

Gotta love the vent rib on top… I wonder if the gunsmith was dreaming of a classic Colt Python when he created this behemoth. It was reportedly taken from a drug dealer in Brazil.

Revolving shotgun with some contraband.
Revolving shotgun with some contraband.
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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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