Standard Manufacturing’s SKO shotgun, proudly made in the USA, offers superior firepower due to its fast semi-auto action and quick interchange magazines. It possesses the most reliable gas operated system available with smooth and flawless operation across a variety of loads.
Machined from 7075 aircraft grade aluminum with the latest technology in CNC machining, then Mil-Spec hard anodized, the SKO Shorty is both lightweight and durable. Internal components are salt bath nitride coated for optimum lubricity.
Notable features include an ambidextrous safety, familiar AR-style controls for an easy transition to this platform, and a threaded muzzle to accept a variety of choke tubes, door breachers, and accessories. The length is over 26” and has an 18 5/8” barrel made from 4140 steel that accepts both 2 ¾” and 3” shot shells; which can be loaded in the included 5 round magazine with optional 2, 5, or 10 round magazines available. Large 22” picatinny top rail which provides ample room for optics, lasers, and illumination devices.
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Caliber: 12 Gauge
Overall Length: 38”
Weight (w/out mag): 7 lbs. 10 oz.
Barrel: 18 7/8”, chambered for 2 ¾” and 3” shells
Chokes: Tru-Choke thread pattern
Capacity: 5 round magazine; optional 2, 5, 10 round mags available
Action: Gas operated semi-automatic
Material: Receivers machined from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum; Mil-Spec hard anodized
Controls: Ambidextrous Safety, AR-style mag and bolt release
Grip: Polymer; accepts most AR-style grips
Stock: 6-position buttstock; accepts any Mil-Spec buttstock
Forend: Composite material with slots for MOE and bolt on rails
THE SKO IS UNAVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN THE STATES OF NEW YORK, MASSACHUSETTS, CALIFORNIA AND CONNECTICUT.
This gun is fun to shoot and blows the minds of people that see it. It is solidly built, low brass shells don't eject well. Overall, very happy with this gun.
Appears to be the best magazine feed shotgun on the market.
This only arrived a few days ago, so the only experience i can claim is cleaning it and shooting some #8 bird shot from 2 3/4" shells. There are lots of reviews on the Internet that are more detailed. What I can add is that this strikes me as a high quality shotgun. The clearances are tight and it feels and handles like a well made firearm. There were no malfunctions, and the trigger was decent, remembering that this is a shotgun. This is one heavy gun when loaded. I have not weighed it, but it is clearly heavier than my AR15 (Bushmaster). It can get fatiguing to hold pn target for any length of time. I suspect the 5 round mag will be the popular choice. However, the foregrip was comfortable, and I really enjoyed shooting it. Not nearly as loud as a .223. This does not come with sites. My sporting shotguns have a front bead, while one has a back bead which I never use. At bird hunting distances, spreads are wide enough that aiming along the rib normally gets the job done. The SKO-12 is different. Being an AR form factor, I found no comfortable way to hold it and site down the rail with any sort of accuracy. You'll need iron sites, and for slugs, maybe a red dot or light scope. With these, everything lined up as it should, and the rails are standard AR. Keep in mind that in a tactical situation, shotgun pellets will not spread more than an inch or two, so siting is important. It does not come with a bottom rail, but there are attachment points for that or other accessories. However, the barrel and action are all 12 gauge, no charging handle or dust shield. The bolt locks back on final round, and it also locks back when an empty mag is present. The mags slam home with the same authority as an AR, and the barrel has removable chokes. It comes with an open choke, but all the normal variants are available. Barrel mounted AR accessories won't fit, of course, but the stock looks to be interchangeable with other AR pieces. I haven't tried swapping with my AR15, because I better things to do. IT comes with one 5 round mag, but Standard makes a 10 and 2 round available. Can't wait to get to the skeet range with a 2 shot mag and an AR shotgun and see the looks on the faces of the O/U set. Since it's a shorter barrel than a sporting gun, I don't see this as a good choice for hunting in anything but heavy brush with short shots, but there are plenty of options for that. For tactical work or home defense, this has to be a top choice.
I bought my SKO-12 at a gun show in Cincinnati in June. The recent unrest throughout the country made me feel as though I needed home protection. I decided that I wanted a shotgun due to performance and familiarity. I looked at many pump shotguns and a few semi-automatic ones. I went to the show just hoping to handle a few. At the time, I'll admit, I had never heard of Standard and hadn't paid any attention to AR styled shotguns. Browsing the show there was a small crowd admiring what ended up as my weapon. I loved the look and feel. I made an offer which was accepted and I've been happy ever since. This thing is a beast. When my friends and I go shooting everyone wants a turn with “Black Betty”-she goes Bam-ba-Lam! Get yours today, you won’t be disappointed.
My SKO-12 has been extremely reliable! Ive fired thousands of rounds without a single jam or no feed. If youre looking for an do all shotgun then you need to get an SKO ! Id love to add the S333 to my collection.
I recently purchased this gun in Queensland Australia, I love the quality of this. The 3" shells work fine with the magazine but the 2 3/4" tend to jam in the magazine.
Great auto loading shotgun. This DOES in fact run a variety of ammo, birdshot, buck, and slug. I read it takes a 'break in' and it does. About 50 or so rounds of hi brass buck and after that runs perfect. This is a gas piston system, so runs pretty clean. Great running auto 12 gauge, if you want something different than a tube fed system, that isn't picky on ammo or oil. Hope that info helps.
i've been looking for this style of fire arm and most if not all the reviews have been good. that it is American made is also a deciding factor.
Appears to be the best magazine feed shotgun on the market.