SDS Brings in VP-12 AK-pattern 12 ga with VEPR Magwell

In the world of semi-auto shotguns that feed on a detachable box magazine, everyone loves the Molot VEPR, a high-quality Kalashnikov-style scattergatt that was brought in from Russia between 2011 and 2017. However, as the days of new VEPRs being available at anything less than $1,300 smackers, the market is stagnant.

Enter the VP-12, a Turkish-made VEPR clone that is now being brought in by Tennessee’s SDS Imports at an asking price of around $400. If they work– Turkish shotguns have a haphazard reputation– and SDS brings in more than 50 of them, it could be the sleeper hit of 2022.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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