The Kalashnikov USA™ KS-12T shotgun is our 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun based on the popular Russian Saiga shotguns. However, our version is built in the United States by American workers using US made parts and materials. The KS- 12T model differs from our standard KS-12 by incorporating the popular M4-style adjustable buttstock (and six-position receiver extension) in place of the KS-12’s fixed buttstock. This allows users to adjust the length of pull to better fit their body type or install aftermarket stocks with different cheek welds or features. This is particularly useful for shooters wishing to install optical sights. The KS-12T shotgun also incorporates an adjustable pistol grip, a threaded barrel with detachable flash suppressor, a tri-rail forend to fit illumination or laser aiming devices, and an AK style side-mounted optics rail.

The KS-12T accepts both standard 2¾” and 3” magnum 12 gauge cartridges. The gun’s innovative and adjustable gas system allows the use of everything from low recoil target loads, to birdshot, buckshot or slugs.

The total length of the KS-12T is 42.5” with the buttstock fully extended and 38.5” when collapsed. It ships with one 10 round magazine but alternative capacity box and drum magazines are available. Most currently available Saiga accessories will also work on the KS-12T including magazines, drums, muzzle devices and chokes.

This firearm is not California compliant.


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10 Round Magazine
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OAL Extended 42.25″
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OAL Collapsed 38.5″
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Barrel Length 18.25″
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Weight 8.86 lb
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Collapsible Stock


Our KS-12T is built on the proven long stroke gas system of the legendary AK-47 designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Over 100 million AKs continue to serve around the world and its iconic design has been incorporated into other modern firearms. With its “ready for anything” design, the KS-12T is well suited for defensive use but can also be used for hunting or a fun day at the range. Using light 12 gauge loads, the stock and gas system can be adjusted to fit smaller or recoil sensitive shooters.

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