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.
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.
|Full text name||Armsan RS-S1 shotgun (Turkey)|
|Caliber cartridge||12 Gauge|
|Overall length, mm||1020|
|Barrel length, mm||470|
|Weight empty, kg||3.7|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||5, 10|