UTS-15 Shotgun Blasting With Hickok45

A look at the futuristic looking Turkish shotgun:

To me it doesn’t look any more or less fun that your run of the mill Remington 870… I like the cool look though and surprisingly it even weighs a bit less than the Remington 870.  The 15 round total capacity is obviously quite awesome.

17:17 – I really don’t like the idea of the magazine being open to debris.  Sure it’s neat you can see what you have left.. but at what cost?

Seems like a lot of different parts and doors and hinges on this shotgun.

I don’t care much for the price either ~$1200

You can check out the UTAS website for more information on the UTS-15.  All the useful info seems to be in their pdf catalog.

In the end this just seems like one of those things CowwaDooty nerds will buy to impress their friends.

Thoughts?

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Zee December 3, 2012 at 01:26 am

Expensive, bulky, completely impractical, but fuck it, I want to let my inner Space Marine out, gimmie!

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Ben December 3, 2012 at 03:32 pm

There’s a secret Warhammer past behind every good gun-nerd… :)

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Arm3nian December 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I am with you fellas! First thing that popped into my mind is how do I add the freakin chainsaw to the bottom???!!!

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Nathan December 3, 2012 at 02:47 am

If you can get this thing from Turkey, why can’t anyone get the Neostead from South Africa? WFT, BATFE?

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PJ December 3, 2012 at 06:56 am

It’s an update of a Turkish design being made in America to avoid import restrictions. As I recall they don’t come with sites but you can get them in some swanky camos that last time I checked don’t match the pictures on the description pages.

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AK™ December 3, 2012 at 06:32 am

I’ve been a “fan” of the Call of Duty games since the original Xbox,and this weapon is definitely NOT something I would own.

I’d rather have the Mossy Chainsaw 12 Gauge..or even a 870 MCS.

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dave w December 3, 2012 at 09:30 am

I like that it feed both tubes as if it was one magazine

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RWC December 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

I’m becoming more and more jealous of people with land.

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SittingDown December 3, 2012 at 11:04 am

Nifty. I still prefer the KSG. ;)

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HSR47 December 3, 2012 at 02:52 pm

One thing that this has which is nice is the built-in ability to run alternately from both tubes without having to manually switch.

I have shot a KSG; it was heavy (it felt solidly built too), and it kicked like a mule (milsurp 2.75″ buckshot).

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SittingDown December 3, 2012 at 06:08 pm

True. But I actually like manually switching tubes (non lethal vs lethal rounds, etc).

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HSR47 December 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Having lethal and less lethal rounds loaded into the same gun is a recipe for disaster.

In the event that you end up using the lethal ammo, you’ll be crucified, either because you didn’t mean to, or because they assert that you should have use less lethal regardless.

Personally, from where I sit, if I need to use a gun, anything other than normal ammunition is insufficient.

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SittingDown December 4, 2012 at 01:04 pm

Good points. I retract my idea and replace it with buckshot on one side and slugs on the other. ;) Deal me in!

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elephantrider December 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Also, I think the loading/reloading port is a bit more accesable on the UTS-15 compared to the KSG. That’s just from the videos I’ve seen haven’t handled either.

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HSR47 December 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

The KSG is similar to the ithica 37 in that it loads and ejects through the same hole in the bottom of the reciever. As such, the loading port is massive and relatively intuitive once you figure out how to load it properly. Basically, you just have to index the shells slightly differently. With most shotguns, you index off the loading gate (place the shell on the gate and slide it in), whereas with the KSG, you have to index off the side of the reciever and they go straight into the magazines.

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AK™ December 3, 2012 at 03:35 pm

After watching Hickok45′s vid..I have changed my mind.
While it wouldn’t make the ideal zombie shotgun,it would fare better than a police issue 870 in my opinion.

For less than lethal options,you could load rubber buckshot and rubber slugs. Either way,it’ll be a painful experience. Granted the cost of it would be about equal to 2 standard police shotguns..so YMMV.

I would actually love to own it over the KSG offering because the UTS is probably sitting on gun store shelves RIGHT now,compared to Kel-Tec and how quickly they put out their niche guns.

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Andy from CT December 3, 2012 at 03:55 pm

Here’s the thing about the price. MSRP is around $1,200 right? Well if they make enough of them and it’s not a huge, hairy deal for your LGS to order one (hey, you might even see one on the shelf!) well, that means you will probably pay close to $1,000 for one. Still pricey but if you FIND (as in actually SEE) a KSG, how much is it going for? I’m sure it’s a lot more than the MSRP of $880.

Anyway, I still like them both. I love bullpups because they look like guns that we are not supposed to have. And I’m eyeing the UTS-15. Might be a year. I’ve started a rifle project and a handgun project will follow it. But this time next year I’ll have 12 gauge bullpup.

I’m tired of Kel Tec making innovative guns and not being able to produce them in large quantities. So if the UTS-15 becomes readily available then I hope it’s a huge wake-up call for Kel Tec. Because most people have had it with them in that regard. “Almost impossible to find” is not something the consumer wants to hear when they want to buy something.

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overkill556x45 December 3, 2012 at 05:24 pm

I wanted to lambaste this as absurd, but I can’t. They seem to have worked around Kel-Tec’s problem with having to manually switch magazines. My only objection is that it would be slower than hell to reload. Seriously? A tiny finger-actuated lift gate? Otherwise I think it looks cool and if the price comes down, it might take off. But you could buy two tacticool Mossberg 930s for $1200…and a couple boxes of slugs.

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Bear December 4, 2012 at 08:48 am

My two cents, for what it’s worth:

First, I don’t mind much about the open magazine. I’m more comfortable with it since a) it’s meant for urban or suburban police work (not war zones) and b) it’s manually operated, and doesn’t rely on a semi-automatic mechanism (which are always more prone to jam in shotguns).

The in-line barrel (a la Vector) is a nice touch and I’m sure it goes a long way as far as recoil reduction, espeically if it’s 85% polymer.

When he mentioned the long barrel adaptor, it made me think of the metrogun system that Mike talked about. Wonder if they’ll make a UTS variant? :)

Honestly, I’m not exactly at home with that feeding system for the simple fact that this thing, like the KSG, looks like it would be near-on impossible to reload mid-combat. I’m no gunsmith, but I wonder what the merit of pre-loaded tubes that just drop into place magazine – style would be on a shotgun like this?

I think it needs more jimping too ;P.

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dave w December 4, 2012 at 07:34 pm

I think, aimed as you said at a police market it would be fine. How many shots do they fire from a shotgun in a raid usually anyway?

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Nick December 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Man, that is FUGLY… I want it.

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spencer wade December 4, 2012 at 05:42 pm

cool gun but if ur not a cop its useless. give me a benelli or rem. or charles daily any day and ill put down a big tom with it.

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PJ December 4, 2012 at 06:49 pm

At first I didn’t really know what you’d use this for outside of very specific riot control situations. Then I saw that their hunting model is available with a built in spotlight and laser sight. It’s obviously meant for rednecks.

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Tom January 14, 2013 at 06:08 pm

The Turks have a rich heritage of weapons manufacturing and military power. We trained some bordo bereli komando personnel and they were top notch. I respect the Turks in this respect.

As for this shotgun, I think it’s fear factor alone is worth getting it. I like it. I wouldn’t mind spreading some bad guy’s ass all over the ground with it. I think they should make a semi auto variant…with optional happy switch for LE/Military.

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