Kalashnikov Komrad Shotgun 12 GA
The Komrad™ is a US-manufactured 12 GA semi-automatic tactical short-barreled firearm based on the Russian Saiga series. It is designed to accept 2.75” and 3” shells and includes two 5 round magazines. The Komrad™ has an SB Tactical SBA3 pistol brace, adjustable pistol grip, tri-rail forend, vertical forward grip, standard side-mounted optics rail, and a threaded muzzle nut. Most of the currently available Saiga accessories will work on the Komrad™ including magazines and drums.
The Kalashnikov USA™ Komrad™ is a non-NFA item – you can purchase it from your local Federal Firearms Dealer after completing the standard Form 4473.* This compact, 12 gauge semi-automatic, smoothbore firearm is based on the Russian Saiga series. However, it is made here in the United States by American workers using US manufactured components and raw materials.
The Komrad™ has a barrel length of 12.5”. The overall length (OAL) of the Kalashnikov Komrad is 31.5” with the pistol brace fully extended and 29.25” when collapsed. It weighs 7.85 lbs.
The Komrad™ accepts standard 12 gauge 2 3/4” and 3” magnum shells. The gun’s abbreviated barrel works best with loads exceeding 1340 fps. It utilizes the long-stroke gas system of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s famous AK-47 rifle but with an innovative and adjustable gas system that allows custom tuning based on the ammunition being used. The result is a reliable and smooth shooting firearm with a short length and excellent handling characteristics.
The Komrad™ comes with an SB Tactical pistol brace, adjustable pistol grip, tri-rail forend, vertical forward grip, standard side-mounted optics rail and a threaded muzzle for use with external choke tubes, muzzle brakes or flash suppressors. The Komrad has a front bead sight coupled with a rear notch.
The Komrad™ is shipped standard with two 5 round magazines. It also accepts our 10 round magazines as well as most Saiga accessories.
*The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is reviewing the legality of pistol braces such as those used on the Komrad™. Any changes to existing definitions of firearms or their accessories may make the Komrad subject to the provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) and require registration (and the payment of a tax) to the ATF. Please consult with ATF or a firearms attorney for updated information. Also, keep in mind that some states and local municipalities may have their own laws concerning firearms like the Komrad™. Finally, do not alter the configuration of this firearm as you may inadvertently create an unregistered (and therefore illegal) NFA item.