From the makers of the now famous DP-12, double barrel shotgun, comes a new gas gun on the familiar AR-15 looking platform. It will be called the SKO, and it takes what are now fairly common 1919 mags.
We were one of the early reviews on the original AR-15 shotgun, the RAAC MKA-1919, and that gun was a huge disappointment. I now have a reliably working one, after almost double the original investment. In hindsight, the gun should never have been given the confidence that it was, but we were all pretty excited back then.
This year’s SHOT Show had no less than 5 new 12 gauge magazine fed gas shotguns that I saw, and I have a couple other videos with the creators coming. Some of them seemed hopeful, one in particular. But for those of you out there with doubts over yet another Turkish gas gun, it will be nice to try this new gun from Standard Manufacturing.
When the DP-12 first hit the market, I think most of us thought of it as a novelty gun. Then we got the review guns, and wow, it is surprisingly handy, and a crapload of what has proven to be flawlessly reliable firepower.
Gas guns aren’t rocket science. And at this point, reliably feeding from a shotgun mag isn’t that difficult either. I’m sure some of those Turkish guns will be ok, but why bother? There are rarely parts available when they eventually break, and now we’ll have a US gun with US customer service and US accountability. There is a world of difference between product integrity with an importer vs. a real manufacturer. We look forward to checking out the Standard Manufacturing SKO.