I don’t normally mention rifles in this new products column but the Vepr 12 Gauge shotgun, is an exception because it’s not going to be available in the foreseeable future. Molot products are now on the banned list so after dealers sell the inventory, that’s it. This semi-auto shotgun is imported from the Molot factory in Russia. Based on the RPK standard, the Vepr 12 shares the same characteristics of legendary reliability. (I own an VEPR 7.62 x 39 rifle and can tell you they are incredibly reliable).
The fire control group allows for semi-automatic shooting and the safety is an improved version of the standard AK safety selector. Additional features include: The ability to insert magazines straight into the magazine well (AR style) without the need to cant the magazine (AK style); RPK style Windage adjustable rear sights; Windage and elevation adjustable front sights integrated to the gas block; Picatinny rail incorporated into the hinged dust cover (allows optics mounting); and chrome lined chamber, barrel, gas block, and bolt carrier operation rod for increased corrosion and wear resistance.
All Factory Manufactured: Polymer pistol grip, polymer lower handguard and upper handguard, fixed tubular buttstock with cheek rest and sling loop, competition magazine well, factory 5-round magazine, RPK style windage adjustable rear sight, hinged dust cover with a Picatinny rail, original AK enhanced safety lever (single finger operation), factory chrome lined barrel, chamber, receiver shaft, and gas chamber, factory last round bolt hold open, factory threaded barrel, factory machined bolt assembly, and gas blocks.
(The VPR-12-02 comes with all the necessary folding mechanism components / hardware, including machining the opening on the left-side of the receiver. The VPR-12-02 can be converted to a folding stock shotgun by having a competent gunsmith machine off the weld and install the 922r compliant parts.)
All modifications to the shotgun should be done by competent gunsmith. Made using only new mil spec. parts.
VPR-12-02 is shipped with one 5-round magazine