Toledo! We've all seen 'em, those bigger-than-life Hollywood
repeating guns that spew lead 'cross the Silver Screen, like the HOT
mini-gun Jesse Ventura shot the jungle up with in Predator.
Like the boys at the Pentagon, Hollywood stays abreast
of the latest innovations in firepower. And like the Pentagon,
Tinsel Town knows it's all about the bottom line.
They know what sells
tickets - action - action - and
The more, the merrier.
And although I don't
see as many movies as I once did, I don't recall having seen the
Atchisson Assault Shotgun in any of today's flicks - not yet.
But if this baby is as lethal as I think it is, it's only a matter of
time before Arnold or one of the hot, new action stars is seen
shooting up the hood with one. There are shotguns, sporting guns
turned combat weapons.
There are devastating
combat shotguns purposefully created for war and mayhem, devised by
mad men in their dark little laboratories. And there are real street
weapons of mass destruction, that in the right hands can tear up a
whole neighborhood of gang bangers.
And there is another
gun, altogether unparalleled in modern weaponry - a true city
That gun is the Atchisson Assault Shotgun - the
Auto Assault-12 (AA-12).
This baby is U.S.-made, designed by Maxwell Atchisson,
developed by Military Police Systems, Inc. (MPS). The Atchisson
prototype was spawned in the 1970s. The new and improved MPS system
came out in 2005 after the company bought the patent and after many
design changes and improvements - notably the development of
FRAG-12 ammo [e.g., high explosive (HE); High Explosive Fragmenting
Antipersonnel (HE-FA); and High Explosive Armor-Piercing(HE-AP)] by
Experimental Cartridge Company, Ltd. and Action Manufacturing, Inc.
With its 18-inch barrel, the AA-12 weighs 10.5 pounds
and measures slightly more than 3 feet.
This gun features an 8-round removable box magazine,
20- and 32-round drum magazines.
And it shoots 3-inch shells and fires from an open
But this is where
this semi-auto or full-auto gun gets real
interesting - it is capable of firing 300 rounds per minute.
That's an unbelievable
5 rounds every second! Add to the destructive capability of 12 gauge
slugs or 00 buckshot, the AA-12 blows away the competition with its
MPS claims the AA-12 does not need to be cleaned or
lubricated. What else could you ask for? MPS' latest model, the CQB
weighs less than the standard AA-12 and sports a 13-inch barrel.