There’s a lot to be said for having a detachable magazine on a shotgun used in competition or personal defense–they’re faster to load and you can switch ammo types quickly. At SHOT Show, Derya Arms showed what it’s calling the next generation of detachable magazine shotguns—the MK-10 VR-100 series. These semi-autos are very AR-15ish, and chambered for 12-gauge 2 3/4-inch shells. Capacity is up to 9+1. They’re made in Konya City, Turkey to SAAMI and CIP standards.
Unlike its competitors the MK-10 is manufactured with a full 7075 aluminum body—there are no plastic components. There’s a rail system for easy installment of accessories like a scope, laser or flashlight and it has what Derya claims is the world’s first and only patented system to separate the weapon into two parts–upper and lower receiver–with one hand move. Importation is by Advanced Tactical Imports.
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In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.