Kalashnikov Rolls Out Cyber Shotgun to Appeal to Next-Gen Shooters

The MP-155 Ultima is a computer-equipped 12-gauge shotgun. (Photo: K.C.)

This shotgun looks like it belongs in a video game. This shotgun will probably wind up in video games. But make no mistake, this is a real shotgun firing real 12-gauge shells.

The MP-155 Ultima by the Kalashnikov Concern is a “smart” shotgun, rigged with electronics to help shooters track and record their performance. Based on a semi-automatic shotgun, the Ultima has a polymer and alloy over-chassis that hosts the extra gear with all the smart functions.

The computer records full HD video of shooting sessions, keeps a round count for the shotgun, has a load level indicator, and features a stopwatch and timer that tracks run time and splits. The computer works in real-time wirelessly with other devices like smartphones over wi-fi and Bluetooth and has wired USB-C for transferring data and video.

It also has a built-in compass and GPS which can come in very handy in the field. From the looks of it, it’s also a pretty solid practical-tactical shotgun, with extended controls, lots of rail space for accessories and an adjustable modular stock that can be swapped out for a bird’s head grip. A tactical bird’s head grip.

The Kalashnikov Concern calls it the first “gadget” gun. (Photo: K.C.)

All of it is controlled on a tang-mounted screen with a hat switch. Kalashnikov is targeting gadget-oriented shooters, particularly new and young shooters, with the MP-155 Ultima.

The estimated price for the MP-155 Ultima is 100,000 Russian rubles, or a little under $1,400 in U.S. dollars.

“It’s the first gadget weapon,” said Kalashnikov director Dmitry Tarasov. “The task is to attract that part of the audience who was born with gadgets and cannot imagine themselves without them.”

“Classic hunting today is becoming more rare, even outlandish. Therefore, I would like to involve … hipsters, Generation Z,” he said. “I really want people to own weapons responsibly and at the same time get a kick out of it.”

And while it’s not likely to come to American shores, it does offer a glimpse at a new take on shotguns in general. Whether it’s for hunting or shotgun games a lot of these features have pretty universal appeal, even if the looks probably aren’t for everybody.

Still, there are plenty of manufacturers in America that might want to use this to see how the domestic market responds. Give us your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Jack Rogers February 22, 2021, 9:57 pm

    I have shot rifles, shotguns and pistols since I was 12 years old. This shotgun would not appeal to me. Too many gimmick and the seemingly extra long barrel would not be a shotgun I would purchase.

  • Green tip February 15, 2021, 6:12 pm

    The SLEEK looks…yeah, absolutely..I like. The modular aspect even, NOT all the ELECTRONICS though.

    • Jack Rogers February 22, 2021, 10:03 pm

      I want nothing that requires a battery on my shotguns. I think this a gimmick gun to get gammers to buy them but not know where to, or how to use it.

  • Roger P Merryman III February 15, 2021, 2:09 pm

    Anxious to learn and see more!

  • Randall February 15, 2021, 1:43 pm

    A kalashnikov shotgun? OK, sounds great.

    Electronics with GPS? No thank you.

  • Le February 15, 2021, 9:43 am

    It looks like a take off from TrackingPoint system for rifles.

  • Rusd February 13, 2021, 12:51 pm

    $1,400.00 yeah they can keep it.

    • Jack Rogers February 22, 2021, 10:01 pm

      I agree 100% with you.

  • Russell Kimberll February 12, 2021, 11:43 pm

    THATS ALL WE NEED !!! A SMART GUN THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN CUT OFF WHEN YOU NEED IT !!!! THATS NOT SMART TO ME !!! WHEN I PULL A TRIGGER I WANT TO HEAR A BOOM !!! AND IF I WANT TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT I WILL AND SEND IT TO FRIENDS MY SELF !!! OR JUST SHOW IT TO THEM WHILE THEY HELP ME CLEAN THE KILL !!! AND OF COURSE GIVE THEM SOME OF THE MEAT !!!

  • Stan d. Upnow February 12, 2021, 10:51 pm

    Well, I guess something like this was inevitable. I shake my head at guys who turn their sleek AR-15’s into Swiss Army knives. Seems like the only things missing on the MP-155 Ultima are an MP3 player and a garage door opener.
    Keep it.

    • Rick H February 14, 2021, 4:40 pm

      Wait for it….

    • Odd Donny March 8, 2021, 11:23 am

      At least I would get use out of the features you mentioned.

  • Bradd B. Smith February 12, 2021, 3:58 pm

    Think I’ll keep my Super 90.

  • Ginger beard Sean February 12, 2021, 12:12 pm

    Oh shinny. Yep, I want it.

  • Budd February 12, 2021, 11:37 am

    EH, a new TOY. Maybe a nice weapon, I don’t know. I haven’t fired one. But, personally, I’ll keep my electronics and weapon separate. Recoil, wear and tear in the field can play hell on a weapon, and anything mounted on it. I have two semi-auto 12ga., but I’ll stick to my M590A1 pump, when things get real.

  • Nokes February 12, 2021, 10:36 am

    When guns are outlawed there will be an increase of several million criminals in this dear old once great republic. Those same criminals were previously known as mature, responsible, gun owners. You know, the ones that frighten the little snow flakes and the commie pinko democrats.

  • paul February 12, 2021, 10:22 am

    Current Kalashnikov USA shotguns are box magazine fed. Why regress to a tube feed magazine?
    Counterintuitive to say the least.

    • Odd Donny March 8, 2021, 11:24 am

      It is called feature creep. Many companies do it. Mostly car and electronics.

  • Jim February 12, 2021, 9:36 am

    “This shotgun is unnecessary and could lead to gun bans”

    Maybe that’s the objective. The Russians are not our friends.

  • Rich February 12, 2021, 8:45 am

    A gun that’s smarter than myself, thanks, I’ll pass.

  • Jtrosse February 12, 2021, 8:34 am

    Kinda looks like a Beretta LTT 1301 Tactical with add ons.

  • Godfrey Washington February 12, 2021, 8:07 am

    …great…

    In the middle of a fire fight,

    Please watch this add, you will be able to resume firing in 30 seconds…

    • JoeSmith February 14, 2021, 9:17 am

      That’s really funny!

  • Frank Cannon February 12, 2021, 7:36 am

    We’re doomed.

  • singleshotcajun February 12, 2021, 6:42 am

    Do they have something in the 40 watt range ? Someone had to say it, you know you were thinking it.

    • Joe February 12, 2021, 3:18 pm

      LOL….Exactly

  • John Wilson February 12, 2021, 5:03 am

    A convenient way to track your location with the gun

    • Stan d. Upnow February 12, 2021, 10:55 pm

      Yeah, John, was thinking that myself.

  • DEAN DARNELL February 12, 2021, 4:16 am

    What’s the price on the new Shotgun ? MP-155

    • Leggiemeister February 12, 2021, 6:42 am

      @Dean Darnell: “ The estimated price for the MP-155 Ultima is 100,000 Russian rubles, or a little under $1,400 in U.S. dollars.”

  • Area52 February 12, 2021, 2:55 am

    This shotgun is unnecessary and could lead to gun bans. The anti gun people are begging for gun companies to make firearms with “smart gun” technology and now this company wants to make this shotgun that can double as an Iphone? So much for the pro gun side saying the technology doesn’t exist to make a smart gun.
    Secondly who needs all this junk on their firearm?
    Want to make a cool shotgun , bring back the SPAS 12. That was well ahead of its time.

    • Fal Phil February 12, 2021, 9:29 am

      You are kidding, right? Like gun banners need another reason?

    • Kalashnikov Dude February 12, 2021, 11:41 am

      Well, what if it leads to phone bans though? I say lets throw it at the wall and see if it sticks…..

    • Rick H February 14, 2021, 4:43 pm

      Most types of guns are unnecessary. That doesnt mean I shouldn’t be allowed to own it.

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