A few months ago, I did something I don’t normally do and bought a gun that I had never even test-fired. I picked up an M12AK semi-auto AK-style shotgun from JTS Group at a pretty ridiculously low price just to see if I could get it to actually run reliably. It seemed like a fun project for the money, and I started with very low expectations.
Over the years, I’ve seen a slew of less-than-stellar performances from AR and AK-style shotguns, which often struggle to cycle a wide variety of ammo – and sometimes any ammo at all. What intrigued me about the M12AK, however, was the clever addition of an easy-to-adjust gas system that might actually solve the problem. So, did it work? Let’s check it out.