The SRM Arms Model 1216

I came across a pretty radical new shotgun while at the wholesaler show last week. The SRM Arms Model 1216 is an American-made, semi-automatic, 12-gauge shotgun that holds 16 rounds in a manually indexing, four-chamber tubular magazine.

Simply pull a pin and the Model 1216 breaks open like an AR-15 for easy cleaning.

Simply pull a pin and the Model 1216 breaks open like an AR-15 for easy cleaning.

With manual indexing, you can instantly select birdshot, buckshot, slugs, bean bags, rock salt, flares, Dragon’s Breath—any kind of shotshell you have loaded—with the simple twist of your wrist. Even better, the magazine is quick-detach so you can instantly reload if 16 shells aren’t enough to get your shit out of the fan.

The Model 1216 from SRM Arms is a lightweight, American-made, semi-automatic 12-gauge that holds 16 rounds in a four-chamber tubular magazine.

The Model 1216 from SRM Arms is a lightweight, American-made, semi-automatic 12-gauge that holds 16 rounds in a four-chamber tubular magazine.

HK fans take note, this gun functions by way of delayed roller lock-up, which I think is really cool, and it takes down like an AR-15 for easy cleaning. Surprisingly, it’s not a heavy gun at all.

Magazines are quick change via pressing a takedown latch at the front and tipping the magazine out from the gun.

Magazines are quick change via pressing a takedown latch at the front and tipping the magazine out from the gun.

Unless you’re shooting some kind of invasive species such as Eurasian collared dove, the magazine capacity of the Model 1216 is going to limit hunting opportunities though competitive shooters will probably go wild over it if it proves reliable. I can see the tactical market giving this a serious look, too, and if you’re really into having a blast, there is also a full-auto version.

Because the magazine manually indexes, you can load each of the four chambers with different types of loads for different situations making this one of the most versatile shotguns on the market.

Because the magazine manually indexes, you can load each of the four chambers with different types of loads for different situations making this one of the most versatile shotguns on the market.

 

 

Scott Mayer

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Scott Mayer

Scott Mayer

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Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

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.
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  • MickeyG

    Nice, especially in full-auto !

    • 4 rounds on 4 auto? That sounds like a commercial for ED or some such thing.

      Marky

      • MickeyG

        LOL, does doesn’t it.

  • wow…picture are great..but gun is fearful

    • Yeah….I’m going to guess you might just be passing through these parts.

      Marky