The Fostech Origin 12: The World’s Fastest-Cycling Semi-Auto Shotgun? [VIDEO]

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There are some blazing-fast semi-auto shotguns out there——like the Benelli M4, FN SLP Mk I, and Beretta TX-4 Storm——but the Fostech Origin 12 might be the fastest of ’em all.

In today’s video, IraqVeteran8888 puts the unique new shotgun to the test.

Check it out:



Pretty awesome if you ask us. This thing is quick. And it easily handles dump after dump.

“You can’t outrun this thing,” as IraqVet says in the video. “It’ll run until the cows come home.”

The secret to the Origin 12’s speed and reliability is its enormous gas tube, which allows for an infinite set of tweaks to work with different loads. The other major factor is the magazine, which is Fostech’s own design, engineered to resemble an AR mag in function.

IraqVet is shooting the 9.75″-barreled NFA version, but it’s also available in a non-NFA 18″-barreled version that’s probably not as expensive as you’d expect. That’s not to say $2,700 is cheap by any means, but I expected the price to be much higher when I started my research.

Unfortunately, the 20- and 30-round drum mags he’s using run upwards of $500, which is outrageous. Cool, yes, but outrageous.

At any rate, it’s an awesome gun that won’t quit before your trigger finger.



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