SHOT Show 2019 Guns: Sol Invictus AA-12 Semi-Auto Shotgun

posted on January 25, 2019
If you have been silently minding your business, and were suddenly startled by a hue and cry from the far reaches of the interwebs, don’t be alarmed. It is simply a generation of gun-owners who came up paying "Call of Duty Modern Warfare," shouting for excitement, joy, or some combination of the two. 2019 appears to be the year that people will be able to own a semi-automatic version of the iconic AA-12 shotgun. The manufacturer is Sol Invictus, and deliveries are expected to begin in June. From the Sol Invictus webpage:

“Firing from a closed bolt semi-auto configuration, this iconic Shotgun is finally going to be available for sale to the public. Sol Invictus Arms plans to manufacture a Limited Edition Boje Cornils Signature Model as a tribute to the Engineer who worked tirelessly in the shadows to bring this mystical Shotgun to life.

Fed from a 20-round drum magazine, 
the AA-12 uses a gas operated long strong piston design to provide reliable and consistent functionality no matter the firing conditions.  Whether for Self defense, Agency operations, or Target Shooting on the Range, the AA-12 will instill confidence that you have enough fire power to take care of the matter at hand.”

Sol Invictus had a Fully Automatic version of the gun at Media day on the range, that fired from the open bolt. The gun was oddly reminiscent of another perennial fan favorite, the Thompson submachine gun, whether it was the magazines that slotted into a rail, or the top mounted charging handle.

While the gun felt somewhat awkward to handle, recoil 
was almost non-existent, and incredibly easy to control. For a mere $3,000 you may pre-order the iron sighted version of the gun. If you’re wanting to mount an optic, you’ll need to spring for the $3,250 model that includes a Picatinny rail along the top of the gun. Visit for more information.


Rifle with suppressor and scope facing right
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