World’s Fastest Shotgun: Fostech Origin 12

The Origin-12 shotgun is a semi-automatic, magazine-fed combat/tactical shotgun developed by Fostech Outdoors. One legally-interesting variant is the Origin 12 SBV, a short-barrel variant fitted with an arm brace: because it is not designed to be shouldered it is legally not a shotgun, being a smoothbore it is not a handgun, because it fires a shotgun shell it is not a Destructive Device, and it does not fit the criteria for an Any Other Weapon (as it is over 26 inches long), thus legally making it a non-NFA “firearm.”



(2013 – Present)

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Caliber: 12 gauge
  • Weight: 9.2 lbs (4.2 kg), 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • Length: 36.2 in (92 cm), 27.5 in (69.8 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 18.5 in (47 cm), 9.8 in (24.8 cm)
  • Feed System: 5, 8, and 10-round box magazines, 20 and 30-round drum magazines
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

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