Bigger, Better, Badder, The Russian VEPR shotgun is the Gold standard in imported 12 gauge semi-autos.
Previously VEPR’s were imported with an original side folding stock that had been pinned into the open position and then welded in place so the folding mechanism could no longer function. This was always a bone of contention when it came to importing with the welds having to pass U.S. Customs import requirements prohibiting folding stocks…. etc.
As such, the Molot factory finally bit the bullet and simply manufactured a straight tubular stock for use on these weapons and this group of guns features that stock. It is a solid one piece unit that goes directly into the rear trunion with no welded open folding mechanism to be concerned with.
It also allows them to be offered at a better price point than in the past, making this a win / win for the importer, distributor, and consumer.
Truth is the old stock wouldn’t fold anyway, and these are light and strong. I may even like this incarnation better.
At this price point there is no reason not to own one of these fine weapons. They are rugged, reliable and tough as nails. The Vepr 12 gauge shotgun is known around the world as one of the finest IPSC and 3 Gun shotguns available.
In fact, everything about the Vepr is heavy duty. Take a look at these features.
Hinged dust cover with a picatinny rail
Original Molot Polymer Pistol Grip
Original Molot Polymer Lower Handguard
Original Molot Polymer Upper Handguard
Molot Self-Regulating Gas System
Original Molot Competition Magazine Well
One Original Molot Factory 5 round Magazine
Molot Factory AK adjustable rear sight
Factory chrome lined barrel, chamber, receiver shaft and gas chamber
Factory last round bolt hold open
Factory threaded barrel (thread pattern is the same as Saiga)
Factory machined bolt assembly, gas blocks etc. (not cast like other AK shotguns)
Cheek Rest unlocks and rotates on stock from right to left hand side for ambidextrous shooting.