Tavor TS12 12 gauge shotgun is a gas regulated bullpup shotgun that can be configured for either right or left side ejection and operation. It feeds from one of three magazine tubes which can hold four 3 inch shotgun shells or five 2 ¾ inch shotgun shells. This means that the potential magazine capacity is 15 rounds plus one additional round in the chamber. The Tavor TS12 has a unique feature that automatically loads a round in the chamber once the subsequent loaded tube is rotated into position. It can be fed and unloaded from either side and is easily convertible to left hand operation.
Additional features of the Tavor TS12: 4 sling attachment points, M-LOK compatible rails, a continuous Picatinny rail on top, Benelli/Beretta choke tube compatibility and the
reliability expected of all IWI products. Although the Tavor TS12 has an 18.5 inch barrel, the overall length is still only 28.34 inches.
Currently, the Tavor TS12 will be offered in black with following versions offered in green and flat dark earth. For a versatile and compact sporting or home defense shotgun, the TS12 is innovative and optimized for whatever application you need.
Features of the IWI Tavor TS12 shotgun
With its “sci-fi” look, the Tavor TS12 is a 15-round, gas-operated self-loading shotgun – again, a not-so-common feature, since there are not a lot of self-loading shotguns on the market today. Another peculiarity is that IWI’s bullpup is fed from one of three rotating magazine tubes. Each tube holds four 3-inch shells or five 2.75-inch shells for a total capacity of 15+1. A fresh round is automatically loaded when the tubular are rotated in place. The Tavor TS12 can be loaded from either side since the ejection port can be easily moved from one side to the other. The controls are fully ambidextrous, anyway.
are fully ambidextrous, anyway.
IWI Tavor TS12: a home defense and sporting shotgun
As Casey Flack, CEO of IWI US, explains the TS12 is “compact, easy to use and maintain, and with a large magazine capacity” and “it is ideal for home defense, as well as a sporting shotgun.”
With an overall length of just 29-in it’s compact indeed, even it at 8 lbs / 3.6 kg empty it’s not a featherweight. But this is the price for having a shotgun with three magazine tubes and an astonishing 15 rounds capacity. The TS21 is equipped with a full-length Picatinny top rail and M-Lok slotson the forward handguard for mounting optics and/or accessories and make it even more “tactical”. The barrel has internal muzzle threads for Benelli / Beretta (one choke is uncluded). Safety is a crossbolt system.
This unique bullpup shotgun IWI will hit the shelves with a suggested pricetag of 1399 USD / 1142 euro (approx., excl. tax). IWI will initially offer the Tavor TS12 in black, but FDE (Flat Dark Earth) and OD version have been already announced.
Just look at it. This is the 15-round bullpup shotgun that swept all before it at this year’s SHOT Show. The IWI Tavor TS12 has star power and it’s going to be a smash hit.
We’ll wax lyrical about this firearm again shortly when you get the shotgun report from this year’s gun extravaganza at the SHOT Show.
But seriously, the Tavor TS12 deserves its own piece and so we’re going to give it our inaugural USA Gun Shop SHOT Show Championship.
It looks like it came straight off a sci-fi set and it’s a different solution to the more compact Kel-Tec KSG.
Three tubes carry five shells each, and the capacity drops to 12 if you opt for full Magnum loads.
But there’s another intriguing option. There’s no reason why you can’t use minishells. You can in the Kel-Tec. So if they cycle cleanly, you could have up to 24 shells in one shotgun.
As a home defense gun, that’s just unbelievably valuable.
IWI Tavor TS12: technical data and price
|Gauge:||12 ga / 3” chamber|
|Barrel length:||18.5 in / 470 mm|
|Overall length:||28.34 in / 720 mm (not including choke)|
|Weight:||8 lbs / 3.6 kg (empty)|
|Safety:||cross bolt safety|
|Price:||1399 USD / 1142 euro (approx., excl. tax)|
Sales of this firearm may be restricted in certain states and the District of Columbia. Please check with your local authorities regarding your local firearms laws.