Armsan RS-S1 shotgun (Turkey)

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


Armsan RS-S1 shotgun

Armsan RS-S1 shotgun


Technical description..

The Armsan RS-S1 shotgun is a gas operated, semi-automatic weapon. It uses a short stroke piston and has a 3” (76mm) chamber. It can be fitted with a variety of barrel lengths. The barrel is locked using a rotary bolt that engages the front trunnion in the receiver. Its bolt and gas piston group are closely patterned after the Russian Vepr-12 shotgun. The receiver is made from stamped steel, top cover is hinged at the front and fitted with an integrated Picatinny rail. It is equipped with AK-type adjustable iron sights and an AK-style safety.

Ammunition is fed from detachable box magazines with a capacity of 5 or 10 rounds. Depending on the version, the Armsan RS-S1 shotgun can be fitted with wooden or plastic furniture. It also comes with either a fixed or adjustable telescopic 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