Revolving Bullpup Shotgun for Your AR? Check out Crye’s SIX12

We covered Crye Precision’s SIX12 back at the 2014 SHOT Show.   A revolving bullpup shotgun, the SIX12 was greeted with great fanfare and excitement.   We recently came across this video which reminded us just how cool it is.  Now we really need to get our hands on one!

Crye Precision’s Six12: A Bullpup Revolving Shotgun?—SHOT Show 2014

Crye Precision’s Six12: A Bullpup Revolving Shotgun?—SHOT Show 2014

We are very pleased to introduce the SIX12™. Originally designed to provide a safer, faster and more efficient means of breaching doors, the SIX12™ is a 6-round, 12-gauge, cylinder-fed shotgun that can be mounted to most AR platforms.

Its unique design puts the weight of the gun much closer to the shooter making it much easier to carry and use. The SIX12™ is extremely compact—critical when mounting it under an AR.

Although the SIX12™ was originally developed to improve breaching, its modular design and the ever expanding variety of 12-gauge rounds make it ideal for many home defense and law enforcement uses. Made in the US from US materials.


  • Compact and attachable to AR rail platforms
  • Removable 6-round cylindrical magazines
  • Accepts 12-gauge shells up to 3”
  • Interchangeable barrel
  • Double-action semiautomatic
  • Allows new options for force escalation
  • Ideal for breaching, home defense, and law enforcement uses


  • The SIX12™ is offered as a standalone shoulder fired system that does not require any NFA paperwork to purchase. This model comes with everything needed to mount to an AR.
  • A suppressed standalone configuration is available with the SilencerCo Salvo™ 12 shotgun suppressor and hand-guard.
  • A shorter barrel, non-standalone model is available, which requires NFA taxes and paperwork.
  • Individual shorter barrels are available for purchase as well.
In the stand alone configuration, SHOT Show 2014.

In the stand alone configuration — SHOT Show 2014.


  • 12.5” overall length barrel
  • 18” overall length barrel
  • 22” overall length barrel
  • Quick attach mount
  • Horizontal grip
  • Vertical grip
  • Angled Grip
  • SilencerCo Salvo™ 12 hand-guard
  • Breaching Choke
  • Color-coded cylinders
  • Standalone stock kit
  • Custom carrying case


???  It hasn’t been released just yet, but the rumbling on the street say that it’ll retail for around $2,000.  We’ll have to wait and see though.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Jason Burrell March 13, 2017, 10:21 am

    To my nerd eyes, it looks like they got the idea from the “Killzone” video game series. Not necessarily a bad thing.

  • Kalashnikov Dude November 25, 2016, 11:08 pm

    Not paying $2000 for a shot gun unless it’s got diamonds in it. I’m only paying $750 for the rifle. That’s how it is.

  • luckybullet68 August 19, 2016, 10:07 am

    Many don’t remember the Colt Revolving rifle Model 1855. It was widely rejected by Civil War Troops when the support hand is in front of the cylinder. Hot gases and sometimes lead from projectiles entering the comb when fired would burn the forearm etc. Looks good, but have they done anything to prevent this occurrence?

  • Mark August 3, 2015, 7:03 pm

    It’s expensive and pretty useless unless you’re police or law enforcement, but I have to say: that’s pretty damn cool. It really is. I feel as giddy as a school girl when I look at it.

  • Allen August 3, 2015, 2:25 pm

    Call me chicken, but I would like to have my hand a little further from the muzzle.

    • Nando October 3, 2016, 6:37 pm

      I call you smart.

  • Chief August 3, 2015, 11:36 am

    I bet that adds a ton of weight to an AR

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