The EM123 shotgun is produced in China by Chongqing Jianshe Industries and exported through the state-owned corporation China South Industries Group. This tcatical style semi-automatic shotgun is patterned after highly popular AR-10 and AR-15 style rifles, although no major parts or assemblies of this shotgun are compatible with AR-style rifles. EM123 shotgun can be used by police or security forces, as well as by civilians, for sport, hunting and home defense.
EM123 shotgun is a gas operated, semi-automatic weapon. It uses short stroke piston with manual gas regulator and has 3” (76mm) chamber. Barrel is locked using rotary bolt with 8 lugs that engage the barrel nut. Upper and lower receivers are made from aluminum alloy and connected by two cross-pins. All controls, including the T-shaped charging handle, manual safety, magazine release and bolt release buttons are patterned after AR-15 rifle. Ammunition is fed from proprietary box magazines, made from plastic and holding 5 rounds in a single stack. Sighting equipment (iron sights or red dot sights) can be installed using integrated Picatinny rail. Additional tactical equipment can be installed using optional M-LOK equipped aluminum forend. EM123 shotgun is normally fitted with fixed shoulder stock that has rubber buttpad.
|Full text name||EMEI EM123 shotgun (China)|
|Caliber cartridge||12 Gauge|
|Overall length, mm||960|
|Barrel length, mm||475|
|Weight empty, kg||4,15|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||5|