KS-12 Shotgun


The Kalashnikov USA™ KS-12 shotgun is a semi-automatic shotgun made in the U.S.A. but based on Russia’s popular line of Saiga hunting shotguns The KS-12 accepts 2¾” and 3” shells from low brass to slugs thanks to the gun’s innovative and adjustable gas system. The long stroke gas system of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s legendary AK-47 is carried over to the KS-12 and provides reliable operation under extreme environmental conditions.

The KS-12 also comes equipped with the classic AK style side-mounted optics rail to allow the use of scopes or red dot sights. The threaded barrel allows you to install any muzzle device compatible with 12 gauge cartridges. The KS-12 ships with one 5-round magazine but also works with higher capacity box or drum magazines. Most currently available Saiga accessories interchange with the KS-12 including magazines, drums, muzzle devices and chokes.


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5 Round Magazine
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OAL 38″
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Barrel Length 18.25″
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Weight 8.5 lb
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Fixed Stock


The combination of AK-47 reliability with standard 2¾” or 3” magnum 12 gauge shells make for a hard-hitting and versatile firearm. The Kalashnikov USA™ KS-12 semi-auto 12 gauge can be used for hunting, competition, or for personal defense against predators – whether they be of the four-legged or two-legged variety. The gun’s ability to shoot everything from mild target loads to birdshot, buckshot or slugs allows it to be very flexible and its detachable magazine allows you to change ammunition easily. If you’re looking for a reliable and flexible shotgun for the field, the range, your farm, or your home, the KS-12 shotgun will serve you well. Of course, it is also a whole lot of fun to shoot!

Customer Reviews

Great Product, Awesome Staff

Ordering was easy. Folks at KUSA were friendly and great to work with. Great experience start to finish. Product is amazing. Smooth action, no jams, fires as fast as you can pull the trigger. Make sure to set the gas operation to match the loads you are firing.

Paul B. - Verified Buyer
KS-12T – 12GA Tactical Shotgun
No Ordinary Shotgun

I always wanted a tactical shotgun and when I saw the specs on the KS-12TSFS I finally bought one. When I brought it home I found the fit and finish to be very good and the balance of the gun was excellent. I went the the range last week and went through a bunch of old shells I had accumulated and had a blast. The gun shot great and functioned just fine once I got the hang of the adjustable gas block. A note to those who dont read the manual before you shoot your firearm: adjust your gas block first. I shot all the high brass without an ejection failure. On the low brass I had a few stinkers but it was the old ammo as the new ammo shot just fine. One thing I noticed is my shoulder didnt get sore and shooting from the hip with the stock folded was a blast. Folding the stock took a bit to get used to but isnt a problem now. My son wants one and I am looking at the other offerings of Kalashnikov usa, I am glad they make them here now.

Jonathan B. - Verified Buyer
KS-12T SFS – 12GA Tactical Side Folding Shotgun
Great assault shotgun

Great looking shotgun...looks mean as ****. Everyone at the local shop wanted to look at it while I was picking it up. Order was shipped out fast with good communication.

Sean H. - Verified Buyer
KS-12T SFS FDE – 12GA Tactical Side Folding FDE Shotgun