Armsan RS-S1 shotgun (Turkey)

Armsan RS-S1 semi-automatic shotgun is produced in Turkey by Armsan. This tactical style semi-automatic shotgun is patterned after Russian-made Saiga-12 and Vepr-12 shotguns, both based on the Kalashnikov AK rifle. Armsan RS-S1 shotgun can be used by police or security forces, as well as by civilians, for sport, hunting and home defense. A special military version of Armsan RS-S1, capable of fully automatic fire, is in use by Turkish army.


Armsan RS-S1 shotgun
Armsan RS-S1 shotgun


Armsan RS-S1 shotgun is a gas operated, semi-automatic weapon. It uses short stroke piston and has 3” (76mm) chamber. It can be had with various barrel lenghts. Barrel is locked using rotary bolt that engages the front trunnion in receiver. Its bolt and gas piston group are closely patterned after Russian Vepr-12 shotgun. Receiver is made from stamped steel, top cover is hinged at the front and is fitted with integrated Picatinny rail. Gun is equipped with AK-type adjustable iron sights and AK-style safety. Ammunition is fed from detachable box magazines with capacity of 5 or 10 rounds. Depending on the version, Armsan RS-S1 shotgun can be fitted with wooden or plastic furniture, and with fixed or adjustable telescoped shoulder stock.


Specification Value
Full text name Armsan RS-S1 shotgun (Turkey)
Caliber cartridge 12 Gauge
Action type semi-automatic
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 1020
Barrel length, mm 470
Weight empty, kg 3.7
Magazine capacity, rounds 5, 10